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The 2.26-meter tall basketball player makes every NBA player lookup

Not being a big star, Tacko Fall is still noticed by the media and fans thanks to its superior fitness parameters compared to the players in the NBA.

Tacko Fall once stunned the media with its amazing physical parameters. His height is 2.26 m, his arm span 2.54 m, an arm reaches more than 3.11 m, and his body fat at 6.8%. In the rebound test, Fall just jumped slightly to reach the highest measuring device’s mark.

The 24-year-old striker initially played soccer and had no interest in basketball. He was discovered by NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon and taught the basics of his early days in basketball. Fall is one of the tallest basketball players in the United States during his second year playing in the NCAA Division 1.

Tacko Fall is still noticed by the media and fans thanks to its superior fitness parameters

Fall spent four seasons in the NCAA Division with an average of 10.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, the statistics are too small for his stature. Scouts assessed Fall as having an incomplete skill set, clumsy handling, and poor motor intensity. The only thing that keeps Fall still in the sights of some NBA teams is its height and oversized arm span.

The basketball career of Fall

Fall registered to participate in the 2018 NBA Draft but was not chosen by any team. However, the Boston Celtics gave Fall the opportunity to a probationary contract ahead of the 2019/20 season. After that, the Celtics decided to sign Fall with a 2-way mix that allowed the player to play at the same time in the NBA and G-League (NBA’s lower league).

Despite his limited contribution to just six appearances since the start of the season, Fall is one of the most beloved players in the Celtics. Fall always received encouraging applause from the fans every time he went on the pitch. Fall spends most of his time in the G-League, where he has become a solid wall with averaging 12.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game.

The 2.24-meter high basketball player makes his opponents strenuously accompanied by Boban Marjanovic who is the basketball star wearing the Dallas Mavericks team in the NBA. With a height of 2.24 m, Marjanovic has no difficulty in mastering the area under the basket.

Some people expected Stephen Curry to be “ignored” by many NBA teams

Up to now, no one can deny Stephen Curry’s talent. Many analysts, as well as a handful of NBA players, consider Curry to be one of the best pitchers in history. With two MVP titles, one NBA basketball championship, and many broken records, Curry can be considered a genius.

But that is the present time, let’s go back to 2009 at the NBA Draft, five teams have ignored Stephen Curry. Before coming to the answer, let’s take a look at the past SC30’s journey in the NBA basketball tournament.

In the 2009 NBA Draft, Golden State Warriors with his 7th choice chose Stephen Curry after three years at Davidson, scoring an average of 25 points per game with a 3-point success rate of 41.2. %. Even in his first professional season in the NBA, Curry finished second in the Rookie of the Year race after Tyreke Evans. Each match he averaged 17.5 points and 5.9 assist

A year later, he had his first-ever NBA basketball record for the best free-kick performance in history with 93.4%. Also, this season Curry won first place in the NBA Skills Challenge competition at NBA All-Star 2011.

Stephen Curry basketball career


Head coach Bob McKillop praised and saw Curry’s specialness and he did not disappoint Bob with his excellent performance throughout the seasons – second among the scorers (students year 1), surpassing Keydren Clark’s NCAA season record, SoCon Tournament MVP, and selected as one of the US team representatives at the 2007 FIBA ​​World Championship (where he helps the team American basketball won a silver medal)

Season two

In addition to having many successes in tournaments, Curry also increased his height. He increased to 1m90 in the second season (2008-2009). This season, he was named to the Associated Press’ All-America Second Team’s all-American squad and won the title of the best player in the Midwest region of the 2008 NCAA tournament. and was also nominated for an ESPY award in the breakout category of the year.

In addition to having many successes in tournaments, Curry also increased his height

Teenage season

During his teenage season, Davidson Wildcats lost the NCAA regional final to Kansas. In subsequent games, he scored 2000 points of his career against Samford when he scored 21 points.

In February 2009, he dislocated his ankle in a match against Furman recording his first and only missed game in his college career. He also became the Davidson Wildcats all-time top scorer and scored 2,488 in his career. At the end of the season, he was the scoring leader of the NCAA.

The former NCAA player that is expected to be a big star in the NBA (Part 3)

In the Warriors, Curry is a target targeted by the Rockets. He defended the Rockets 14.7 times after averaging 100 defensive situations in the series against the Rockets. This number is nearly 5 times higher than the number of Curry at the Regular Season (3.1 times after 100 situations).

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers aim at Terry Rozier. Rozier faced 6.9 iso situations after averaging 100 defensive situations. This number is 2.5 times higher than his number at Regular Season (2.6 times after 100 scenarios).

Young will have to improve Many of his defensive abilities

The team that owns Young in the future should also prepare for the scenario above. Young’s fitness is somewhat limited compared to current NBA players. At the recent Draft combine, Young’s height with shoes is measured at about 1m87 and he weighs 80kg. Young has an even more modest figure than Curry. In his first season in the NBA, Curry weighed 82 kg and was 1m90 tall.

Last season, Young’s teammates at the University of Oklahoma tried very hard to support him defensively. Young had only faced a few iso situations this past season. He is also not too bad at defending those situations when he only lets the opponent score 0.84 points / 1-1 defensive situations. However, in an environment with a much higher level, the challenge will be greater for Young.

From Curry’s experience, it can be seen that Young’s small body will not be too much of a problem at Regular Season. However, the dreaming teams deep in the Playoffs will have to consider Young’s limitations when the teams will focus on attacking a lot on this player’s position in the important rounds at the end of the season.

The risks are worth considering

According to ESPN, Young has a 12% chance of becoming an All-Star player in the future. This number is on par with DeAndre Ayton and is 4th highest in the list of recruits in this year’s Draft period.

However, he also has a 23% chance that he will not contribute anything to the team that chooses him or in other words will not shine. This number of Young is also the highest in the top 12 most highly appreciated rookies in this Draft period.

Young will not be in the top 5 when it will be difficult for a team to take the first pick to risk this player. But picking Young in the 5th to 10th place would be a worthy adventure.

Why is the number 69 banned in the NBA and NCAA? (Part 2)

Many have compared NCAA’s shirt selection rules (student-level basketball tournament system in the US) to explain this. NCAA players must not use 6, 7, 8 and 9 tail numbers in dozens. This is a rule that college basketball players in America have to follow for many years.

Unwritten Law

In contrast to the NBA, the NCAA has specific rules regarding the use of jerseys.

Specifically, the numbers that are counted as valid include 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 00, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30 , 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55. In addition, a team is not allowed to own the same number of shirts 0 and 00.

This makes the numbers from 6 to 9, 16 to 19, 26 to 29, 36 to 39, 46 to 49 and greater than 55 never appear in the NCAA. According to the New York Times, the NCAA has adhered to this number selection principle since the 1960s.

This partly explains that the number of shirts 69 has never appeared in NBA history. Professional basketball players usually keep the number of shirts they chose when they were young. There are very few cases of changing the shirt number. Having to adhere to the shirt selection rules from the NCAA level seems to impact the NBA.

According to the Los Angeles Times, there are very few NBA players who choose a number of shirts with a number between 6 and 9. Although the NBA is not too strict and players are chosen from 0 to 99.

The explanation

Another explanation is that the number of shirts involved in the referee’s hand operation when blaming the player. NBA rules in particular and basketball in general require that the referees must use both hands to announce the offender’s shirt number. The use of players with a tail number of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the dozens will make it difficult for the referee team to report an error.

This explanation is less convincing when many NBA players are using the number of shirts including 6, 7, 8 and 9 in dozens. Even 2 players Jae Crowder and Tacko Fall used the number 99.

From the above explanations, the number of why the number 69 does not appear in the NBA is still a big mystery. Although the number 69 has never appeared on NBA courts, it has always attracted fans’ curiosity and curiosity.

The interesting story about the former 2.3 m tall basketball player (Part 2)

Bol is the only NBA player in retirement history with more blocks to score. Many players in the NBA favored Bol for the nickname “Shot-Blocking Machine” during his playing years.

The Sudanese striker has 2,086 blocks and scored 1,599 points in 10 seasons in the NBA. Bol finished his career with an average of 3.3 blocks in 624 matches. After leaving the NBA, Bol continued to play professionally in Italy and Qatar before retiring from rheumatism in 1998.

The story of killing a lion and the strange things about Manute Bol

Not only attracted attention because of his special ability to play, Bol caused the press to mention a lot to talk about thrilling stories from him. He once told on a television program called “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” about defeating a lion with a spear at a young age to protect the family’s cattle. Indeed, the story so far has been questioned. Many people believe that Bol made up that, but clearly this story still makes fans excited.

The question of Bol’s age also made the press many times to mention. In 2017, Business Insider published an article that suspected Bol may be 50 years old while playing in the NBA.

Former Cleveland State University coach Kevin Mackey said Bol could be approximately 50 when he competed in the 1990s. The 73-year-old strategist said he falsified his age in 1984. Bol did not know exactly. How old are you when you come to America? “I chose a time for his birth. Bol doesn’t know how old I am. Nobody knows how old he is,” said coach Kevin Mackey.

Despite all efforts of coach Mackey, Bol still could not play for Cleveland University because of problems arising related to legal. This is why Bol has to find another opportunity and compete for Bridgeport University in NCAA Division 2.

Unlike other “giants” in NBA history, Bol is the most famous and stylish player. Bol’s life and career will be reminded forever because of the stories surrounding his life.

2.21 m tall basketball prodigy overwhelming all ages U14 Olivier Rioux is known as the prodigy of the current basketball village with a height of 2.21 m despite being 14 years old. In the Real Madrid youth team, Rioux used the height advantage to crush everything.