Check out the UCF Knights newest basketball recruit: 7’6 Tacko Fall
The UCF Knights basketball program might be a step behind the football program in terms of recent success, but their newest recruit should help the team in multiple areas. The Knights owned a 12-18 (5-13) record last season, struggling throughout the year in all facets of their game. Leading scorer B.J. Taylor (12.8 PPG) is returning for his sophomore season and will be able to team up with 7’6 incoming freshman Tacko Fall.
With a wingspan exceeding eight feet, Fall may not be the most athletic big man, but in the college game he will be able to make an impact immediately. Fall, a native of Senegal is more than a basketball player, as he maintained a 4.0 GPA at Liberty Christian Preparatory School in Florida, and has expressed interest in becoming a an engineer if his basketball career does not pan out.
In the American Athletic Conference the Knights have stiff competition with teams like UConn, SMU, Memphis, Temple and Cincinnati to name a few. The squad is young and inexperienced but head coach Donnie Jones has been recruiting talented kids to the program and will look to climb up the conference standings within the next few season. Tacko Fall will play a large part in the Knights success.
Dan Schalk covers college basketball for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @FFSportsTalk