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UCF Star Tacko Fall Has Signed With An NBA Team

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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 22: Tacko Fall #24 of the UCF Knights reacts against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the first half during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Several stars from college basketball heard their name called during the NBA Draft on Thursday. Unfortunately, UCF star Tacko Fall wasn't among the 60 players drafted.

Fall quickly became a sensation in the basketball world due to his imposing frame. After all, it's not everyday that a program lands a seven-foot-six recruit.

UCF nearly upset Duke in the Round of 32 this past season because of Fall's ability to disrupt opponents at the rim. He averaged 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in his final year of college basketball.

Even though Fall didn't get drafted on Thursday, a few NBA insiders did reveal that teams had interest in signing him.

Fortunately for the Senegal native, it didn't even take 24 hours for him to find a home.

According to Jonathan Givony, the Boston Celtics signed Tacko Fall to an Exhibit 10 contract. He'll make his debut for the team during the NBA Summer League.

Zion Williamson is probably going to steal the show during the 2019 Summer League. However, it'd be foolish to dismiss all the support that Fall has from fans across the world.

Fans can watch Fall make his debut for the Celtics on July 8.

It's going to be fun to see if Fall can continue his defensive dominance at the next level.