Fall, who stands at 7 feet and 6 inches, mentioned that he has grown accustomed to conversing with others while looking down.
Despite having a rare set of skills, including impressive height, finesse on the court, and an unmatched defensive ability, Tacko Fall still struggles to find his way into professional basketball. His unfortunate fate has prevented him from having a chance to face off against Victor Wembanyama, the projected No.1 pick in 2023. Speaking with Shams Charania, Fall expressed his thoughts on the potential matchup, stating that it would be an “awkward” encounter for him since he is accustomed to looking down at most people.
In 2022, due to lack of opportunities in the NBA, a Senegalese basketball player decided to venture towards the east and pursue his career in China. This decision proved to be beneficial for him as he played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers and was often compared to Wembanyama, albeit slightly taller but without the same playmaking abilities. During his time with the team in the 2022-23 season, Fall demonstrated his skills by averaging 13.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game, which is impressive considering he only played for 25.7 minutes per contest. Moreover, he excelled in his field goal percentage, making 73.1 percent of his shots.
An attempt at an NBA comeback this year by a University of Central Florida alum has unfortunately fallen through. The player joined the Milwaukee Bucks’ summer league roster, but according to Charania’s report, he will be returning to China to play for the Nanjing Monkey Kings. While some players may be eager to go up against rising rookie Wembanyama to prove themselves, one cannot deny the excitement surrounding the 19-year-old’s exceptional talents and skills showcased even at his young age.