UCF lasted only two games in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, but star big man Tacko Fall left quite an impression. Fall didn't just stand out because of his size (7-foot-6), but also because of his play.
Fall produced 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots in his team's first round win over VCU. He followed that up with 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks in yesterday's heartbreaking loss to Duke.
While Fall's career might have ended in gut-wrenching fashion, he is trying not to look past the good times. The senior wrote a fond farewell message to UCF fans on Twitter tonight.
"Knight nation, I’ll forever be grateful for the wonderful memories I was blessed to share with you all," Fall said. "From the bottom of my heart, Thank You."
Fall's NBA prospects are complicated. On one hand, he's 7-foot-6 and has shown himself to be a defensive force and efficient offensive player.
On the other hand, the modern NBA has moved away from traditional centers, and Fall seems to lack the foot speed and outside touch to play in that style. That will limit his role at the next level.
However, it is likely he will at least get a look from an NBA team, potentially as a second-round draft pick.