Tacko Fall

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Tacko Fall

Tacko Fall

Tacko Fall is a Senegalese basketball player. Tacko Fall is now a member of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and its NBA G League franchise, the Maine Red Claws.

Fall received training under the guidance of NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon when he played organized basketball in Houston, Texas.

Childhood and Family

Tacko Fall was born in Dakar, Senegal, on December 10, 1995. Marianne Sene is his mother’s name.

Fall has a younger brother and a couple of half-siblings, according to reports.

Although we were unable to locate his father’s identity, we assume the two must have had a strong bond.

He was a very active kid. Soccer was his favorite sport, and he preferred it to basketball.

He didn’t start playing basketball until he was 16 years old.

He must be a special species because no one expects you to go 16 years without playing basketball and then suddenly find yourself in the NBA. Fall recalls being teased and called out for the same thing.

But there is no harm in finding your mission and passion a little late. Fall went to the United States at the age of 16.

Before traveling to the United States, he visited the International Sports Training Institute in Dakar.

He was spotted and affectionately gazed at by a few staff at that site.

They contributed to spreading talks about him, which eventually helped him establish a career in basketball.

He was precisely spotted in Africa by the brother of former NBA player Mamadou N’Diaye, Ibrahim.

He was then recruited to play in Texas at a charter school age. That school was closed for some reason.

Fall was homesick already. He did not even have the documentation left to stay in the United States.

He then traveled to Ohio to stay with someone whom he could call his family.

His father and younger brother had emigrated to that place.

The Back Story

When Tacko initially immigrated to the United States, he spoke French better than English.

Likewise, he understood soccer better than basketball.

His mother, Marianne Sene, was concerned about sending her kid hundreds of miles away from home.

Tacko’s father convinced her, emphasizing how advantageous it would be for their son’s schooling.

He was working as a cab driver in Ohio, United States then.

Tacko had a brief stay in Texas, Georgia, and Tennessee. He later settled down in Florida.

More about Tacko Fall

Fall is a devotee of Islam. He chose the jersey number 99 with the Boston Celtics to reference the 99 Names of Allah.

Fall scored a 4.0-grade point average (GPA) in high school. He took advanced mathematics and science classes.

He learned fluent English within eight months. Similarly, he scored 95th percentile on the SAT.

He did his majors in computer science at the University of Central Florida,

Fall aspired to become an engineer for electronic companies such as Siemens or Microsoft.

However, his fate landed him in the NBA.

Age, Height, and Nationality

Fall is a particularly tall season. In reality, he is one of the NBA’s all-time tallest basketball players.

He is in charge of the center position. He wears a size 22 shoe. Tacko Fall is 7’5” without wearing shoes.

The wingspan of Fall is 8 feet and 4 inches (254 cm).

He has a standing reach of 10 feet and 2 inches as well (310 cm).

He can jump up to 2 feet and 2.5 inches in the air (67 cm).

Fall also has exceptionally long hands, measuring 10.5 inches in length and width.

With it, he can palm the ball with one hand. Manute Bol’s (dead) and Bol Bol’s hands were 9.25 inches long and 9.50 inches wide, respectively.

In the 2019 NBA draft, he was described as a great shot blocker who lacked lane quickness and three-quarter-court sprinting speed.

On the NBA’s website, you can keep up with the newest Fall news.

Facts of Tacko Fall

Full name Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall
Known as Tacko Fall
Birthdate December 10, 1995
Birthplace Dakar, Senegal
Nationality Senegalese
Religion Muslim
Horoscope Sagittarius
Age 26 Years Old
Father’s name Not Known
Mother’s name Marianne Sene
Sibling A younger brotherFew half-siblings
Education Jamie’s House Charter School in HoustonLiberty Christian Preparatory School in Tavares, Florida

University of Central Florida

Marital status Unmarried
Relationship Status Not Known
Children None
Height 7 feet 5 inches (226 cm) – without shoes7 feet 7 inches (231 cm) – with shoes
Weight 141 kg (310.85 lbs.)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Basketball player
Current Affiliations National Basketball Association (NBA)
NBA Draft 2019 / Undrafted
NBA Debut 2019 (For the Boston Celtics)
Currently Plays for Boston Celtics of NBAMaine Red Claws of NBA G League
Jersey number 99 in Boston Celtics
College Basketball University of Central Florida Knights
Highlights and Awards NBA G League All-Defensive Team in 2020Third-team All-AAC in 2019

AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2017

Net Worth $200 K
Social Media Handles Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Merch Jersey, NBL Basketball Cards & Hoodie
Last Update April, 2022

Net Worth

Tacko Fall’s net worth is approximately $200,000.

The NBA season for Fall has only just begun. He has already amassed a substantial sum of money.

He makes a respectable living in his twenties with the money he earned himself.

High School and Before

Fall received training under the guidance of NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon when he played organized basketball in Houston, Texas.

His height was recorded to be 7 feet and 6 inches (229 cm) then. He still had his growing age left.

Fall was known to be the tallest high school basketball player in the country while he played for Jamie’s House Charter and Liberty Christian Prep.

His height and reach always took him to big things, making him the most highly scouted high school basketball center in the nation.

He first played for Jamie’s House Charter School in Houston.

He contributed to leading the team to win the state championship.

Fall then played with the ISTI all-stars summer travel team.

He was also a part of Each 1 Teach 1 on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) circuit.

He played alongside the fellow class of 2015 recruits Antonio Blakeney and Ben Simmons in the EYBL.

Fall has also been a part of several NCAA-certified events. He was in the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia.

Fall then got admitted to the Liberty Christian Preparatory School in Tavares, Florida.

He recorded 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 5.1 blocks on the average per game while in senior.

He had a big list of schools approaching him.

Fall chose the University of Central Florida in Orlando among more than forty options.

The University of Central Florida officially signed him on October 28, 2014.

Head coach Donnie Jones mentored him while he represented UCF Knights.

College Career

Fall went to the University of Central Florida. He played for their basketball team, UCF Knights, as a center.

He faced his fellow giant Senegalese center Mamadou N’Diaye. Mamador stands at 7 ft 6 in (229 cm).

The faceoff was the highest tip-off and match-up in United States college basketball history in a game against UC Irvine.

Fall’s transition from Dakar to the States had something to do with fellow Dakar native Mamador’s brother, Ibrahim.

He then became the tallest player in college basketball while in sophomore year after his friend from Dakar declared for the 2016 NBA draft.

Fall is not one of those players who are naturally friendly with basketball.

However, he made significant improvements in his playing style as years passed by.

2017 and Later

He was named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.

Similarly, he was ranked second nationally in field goal percentage in January 2017.

Fall announced the 2017 NBA draft on April 5, 2017.

He still left a possibility of returning to Central Florida before the completion of that year’s draft lottery.

He then withdrew his name from consideration for the NBA draft on May 24, 2017.

For his junior year, Fall returned to the UCF Knights.

During his junior year, he had a shoulder injury. As a result, he was only able to play in 16 games for a total of 351 minutes.

Fall was a senior at the time. He was chosen to the Preseason All-AAC Second Team.

He also had a role in the UCF Knights’ NCAA Tournament run.

In reality, the squad won for the first time in the program’s history. It was a VCU victory.

In his final game, Fall had 15 points and six rebounds. Duke was defeated 77–76.

Professional Career

Fall was selected as one of 80 players (40 of whom are NBA draft prospects) to attend the NBA G League Elite Camp on May 12–14.

It was shortly after he had completed his senior year.

After that, he was added to the NBA Draft Combine as one of 11 new players.

During the combination, he also set several new records. Height, wingspan, and standing reach were also included in the record.

Manute Bol, a former NBA player, has been compared to Fall’s height.

Tacko Fall
Tacko Fall in an ongoing match. Source: nypost

In the 2019 NBA Draft, Fall went undrafted.

However, on June 21, 2019, the Boston Celtics signed him to an Exhibit 10 contract.

He practiced with the Los Angeles Lakers prior to signing in the NBA draft.

In addition, he visited four additional teams, including the New York Knicks.

During the 2019 NBA Summer League season, he was a member of the Boston Celtics.

In his first game, he scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.

In his second game, he scored 12 points and added another rebound for his first double-digit scoring game.

In both of his first two matches, Fall had one blocked shot.

He finished his 2019 Summer League campaign with the Boston Celtics, appearing in all five games.

He had a 7.2-points, 4.0-rebounds, and 1.4-block average.

Similarly, Fall led the squad with a 77 percent field-goal percentage.

Fall was able to split his time between the Boston Celtics and its G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, because to his two-way deal.

On October 26, 2019, Fall made his NBA debut for the Boston Celtics.

At Madison Square Garden, it was against the New York Knicks.

In four minutes, he scored four points and collected three rebounds.

Furthermore, he scored his first points on a standing slam.

He also established himself as one of the best players in the G League.

He had a double-double, averaging 12.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.

For the Maine Red Claws, it was accompanied by over three blocks per game.

With the Boston Celtics, he currently has a rating of 70.

Tacko Fall game with Zion Williamson

During the battle between Duke and UCF for a berth in the Sweet 16, Duke came out on top.

Fall had also made headlines when he stated that he did not want to act as an extra with Zion throughout the competition.

Fall had it covered during the game when Zion attempted to dunk, but it was questioned all over.


Tacko Fall, like every athlete, is concerned about his diet. Fall claims that he currently consumes around 6,000 calories per day.

He used to rely on light breakfasts before his early phase, but now he has a necessary breakfast.

He also doesn’t eat pork, so he eats turkey bacon or turkey sausage instead.

He also prefers fruits, particularly grapes and bananas. He has also reduced his intake of fast foods and fatty foods.

During his practice, he frequently receives two lunch boxes, one for lunch and the other for a few hours.

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Social Media Presence

On his social media accounts, Fall is frequently seen posting photographs of himself playing basketball.