Tag Archives: NCAA player

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.

NCAA proposed to increase the age limit for the NBA Draft (Part 1)

Given the player and tournament issues, the NCAA seems to have found a common voice with the NBA about raising the NBA Draft age limit to 20.

Given the quality of the players and the competitive edge of the tournament, the NCAA seems to have found a common ground with the NBA about raising the NBA Draft’s age limit to 20.

What are the benefits of the NBA and the NCAA?

NCAA is planning to propose raising the age limit for players to attend draft to 20 instead of 19 as before. With evidence that the players who spent many years playing in the NCAA (including the 2016 MVP – Stephen Curry and most recently Westbrook) entered the top 10 MVP elections for the last two years.

The NCAA further points out that only 16% of the players still competed in the NBA in the first year of college. Lebron James and Kevin Durant are the only two players still competing (only one year in college and going straight from high school) to ever win the MVP title for the season.

Kevin Durant only attended a year in college before going to NBA Kevin Durant only attended a year in college before going to the NBA The NCAA knows that viewers watch the NBA because of the stars, but the teams there has a hard time dominating the league with just one star.

The NBA will benefit greatly if it agrees to increase the age of eligibility for the draft from 19 to 20

The NBA will benefit greatly if it agrees to increase the age of eligibility for the draft from 19 to 20. Young talents will develop steadily in their skills, thinking, and experience when competing in a medium-sized environment like the NCAA.

Getting into the NBA too early can be dangerous for a player in his mid-twenties

If they can overcome the overwhelming pressure and competitiveness, the young players will stretch or at least meet their expertise to play in the NBA.

In the worst-case scenario, the young players will fail to overcome the pressure and be eliminated from the world number one tournament. The NBA understands this and also expects the players to have at least two years playing on a lower system. Then the world’s number one tournament will have a chance to get more good players instead of just potential players.

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.

The former NCAA player that is expected to be a big star in the NBA (Part 2)

Young’s performance at NCAA last season

Let’s look back at the first season at NCAA by another famous NBA PG, Steve Nash. Nash played his first season at Santa Clara College in the 1992-1993 season. He is only playing 24 minutes per game and averaging 8.1 points and 2.2 assists. It was not until his second season, when Nash won the title of best player in the West Coast region, his stats were equivalent to what Young did this season.

The above comparison is to prove that Young will become a better player than Curry or Nash in the future. There are many players like Young, who performed better than Curry and Nash in the first season at NCAA but never reached the level of the two stars mentioned above.

However, such comparisons show that Young had a pretty smooth start and that this player actually possesses the talent to do extraordinary things.

Curry is also a player who has benefited from the NBA team’s changing style of play. This is the era when NBA teams increase their scoring from long throw. A team with a lot of quality outfielders will have a higher chance of success. And throwing 3 points is also a strong point of Curry.

In his first two seasons in the NBA, only a third of Curry’s pitches were made from outside the three-point line. In the last three seasons, Curry’s throws have been more than 50% of all his throws.

Young’s style of long-throw would be very useful in the NBA today

Young, the player who has learned a lot from Curry’s style of play, will also benefit from the trend of 3 more throws in the NBA today. This player is very confident in his long throws. Last season, Young made an average of 10.3 throws per game.

The player fits well with the current pick and roll gameplay in the NBA. Last NCAA season, Young made 86 three-point shots without assists, the third highest number of a player at the NCAA since the 2011-2012 season, when this index began to be counted. At that time, Young is one of the talented former NCAA players that were likely to join in the NBA tournament.

Weakness in defense

In a series of finals in both East and West, it can be seen that Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics both prefer the same attacking strategy: Find the lowest defensive player on the opponent’s side, use support. Swap players to get their stars 1-1 against these defensive players.

The former NCAA player that is expected to be a big star in the NBA (Part 1)

Trae Young will probably be the most interesting case in this year’s NBA Draft. Trae Young has the potential to become a big star in the NBA in the future. However, at the same time, this little player also has many weaknesses that if not overcome, it will be difficult for Young to stay in the NBA. Will the teams with the first pick dare to risk Young.

Young’s first and only season at the NCAA in the University of Oklahoma jerseys saw him topped the tournament on both scores and assists by an average of one game. Young has averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists/game. This is extremely rare in the college basketball environment in the US in recent years. Young was the first player since the 1983-1984 season to achieve the above record at the NCAA.

However, without the need for experts, all who watched Young play realize the deadly weakness of this player in his defense. So the best first-year player in the NCAA season is predicted by experts to only be picked at No. 8 in the upcoming NBA Draft. Will Young be a future star and will be a bargain for adventure teams with him? Let’s analyze a little bit about this player.

The potentials to become a big star

Young is a player who achieved very respectable achievements last season. He is compared by many to Stephen Curry for his similarity in style to the Golden State Warriors star. Let’s take a look at what Curry did in his first season at NCAA.

Curry averaged 21.5 points but only had 2.8 assists/game in the first season playing for Davidson. Only in his second season, Curry showed clear potential when he led Davidson Wildcats to the round of eight of the strongest teams.

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 1)

The story of defeating the lion and making false claims to be able to compete in the American Professional Basketball League (NBA) are two of the strange things about Manute Bol.

Manute Bol was once recognized as the highest player in NBA history until Gheorghe Muresan appeared. Currently, Bol and Muresan are the two highest players in the tournament history with 2.31 m.

Bol has an outstanding career, but he still reminds fans with his special basketball skills and strange personal stories. He is also one of the most stylish players in the tournament history.

Bol was discovered in 1982, when former coach Don Feeley of Dickinson University went to Sudan for basketball activities. In 1984, Bol went to the United States to pursue a basketball career after being persuaded by coach Don Feeley.

Bol enrolled in English at Bridgeport University and joined the school’s basketball team. He became a basketball phenomenon. He has an average of 22.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 7.1 blocks in NCAA Division 2 in the 1984/85 season. Bol had a lifetime match with 32 points, 29 rebounds and 31 blocks at the university level.

The arrival of Bol helped the Bridgeport University basketball team sell 1,800 tickets in home matches. At that time, the parents and students of the school rushed to buy tickets to watch Bol play.

Manute Bol was dubbed the “Shot-Blocking Machine” for his excellent blocks ability

NCAA Division 2’s excellent form helped Bol be picked up by the Washington Bullets. It was at 31 in the NBA Draft 1985. What helped Bol stay the NBA for 10 seasons was his long height and arms.

These special physical factors make Bol one of the best blocks capable players in NBA history. Even so, the height and arm span are too long so he can block without having to jump in some situations.