Tacko Fall found a landing spot this Thursday, with the Boston Celtics signing the undrafted rookie to an undisclosed deal. Fall, 23, will take the fifteenth and final spot on the Celtics’ roster.
Fall, a fan favorite out of the University of Central Florida, averaged 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game in 33 appearances throughout his senior season. Fall’s name gained recognition after a stellar performance in the NCAA tournament, including a 15 point, 6 rebound, and 3 block effort against a star-studded Duke team. Fall also led the NCAA in field goal percentage, and was named to the all-ACC third team.
Showing out in Vegas
After going un-drafted, Fall was quietly added to the Boston Celtics’ Las Vegas summer league roster. He impressed executives, and delighted Celtics’ fans throughout six games, averaging 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in just 12 minutes per contest. Fall’s 7-foot-6 frame and 8-foot-2 wingspan give him unprecedented length and height, making him the tallest current player in the NBA.
Fall is the latest addition the Boston Celtics’ youth movement, joining Grant Williams, Romeo Langford, Carsen Edwards, and Tremont Waters.