Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-7 UCF product who was introduced to most of the nation during the Knights' game against Duke in the NCAA Tournament, had a strong showing at the NBA Combine in Chicago. And he now might be of interest to the Knicks.
According to the New York Post, Fall is now on the Knicks' "radar" as a possible second-round pick in the NBA Draft. The Knicks, who hold the No. 3 overall selection, own the No. 55 pick, the sixth-to-last pick in the draft.
The Knicks didn't know if Fall was an NBA-quality player entering this week, according to the report, but they and other teams might see the big man worthy of a second-round selection.
Fall's 7-foot-7 measurement in shoes, 8-foot-2 1/4 wingspan and 10-foot-2 1/2 standing reach all set combine records. By all accounts, Fall performed well in combine scrimmages. And Fall wasn't originally invited to the combine, only earning an invite after impressing in the G League Elite Camp.
"With my size, the biggest thing they're always looking for is can he move, run the floor, step out and guard?" Fall told reporters on this week in Chicago. "I feel I have the ability to do those things. I had the ability to play with great competition (here) and it was a blessing. Thank God I'm in this position and I have to take advantage of it. I think I'm doing good and holding my own and not doing anything out of character."
Tacko Fall Lane Agility Drill pic.twitter.com/i1dEln8nHP- Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) May 17, 2019
Fall says he is a size 22 shoe, but he doesn't have a pair of dress shoes that size. Perhaps a company will hook him up with a pair if he's going to get drafted into the NBA.