Even though he went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Tacko Fall signed an Exhibit 10 Contract with the Boston Celtics last month, and he played for the the Celtics in the summer league, displaying some eye-catching performances along the way.
Fall is hoping to secure a move to an NBA team following his senior year with the UCF Knights, where he averaged 11.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, and career-high 2.6 blocks per game. He might get a chance to sign a contract with Boston after the Celtics waived Guerschon Yabusele a few days ago. Although Yabusele was a fan favorite during his stint with the Celtics, the team decided that he is not good enough for the franchise to keep him on the roster. Guerschon only averaged 2.3 ppg and 1.4 rpg in his first NBA season.
Tacko Fall, on the other hand, played well this summer, and it seems that he already established his own fan base in the NBA despite not playing a single game in the league. The crowd even began chanting “MVP” during one summer league game as Fall was in the free-throw line, showing their fascination with the 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall player.
The ESPN created an interesting compilation video of Fall’s NBA Summer League highlights, in which he was comically described as “barely-jumping” star of the summer league. The video is showing how versatile and dominant Fall was during summer league, and it features clips of how he is shooting the ball without even jumping. The video also includes some footage of Fall showing off his post moves and rebounding skills.
According to the New York Times, the Boston Celtics could add the tallest player in summer league to the roster after Fall produced strong displays. If they offer him a permanent contract and a chance to play in the NBA, Fall would surely become one of the most exciting players and main attractions in the league. Given that the Celtics only have Vincent Poirier, Daniel Theis, and Robert Williams at the center position at the moment, Tacko should enter the rotation.