America's Tallest Basketball Player Commits to UCF

Learn why 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall chose to play basketball at the University of Central Florida over Georgetown and Georgia Tech.

The tallest basketball player in the country has officially made his college decision for next year. With offers from several schools, including basketball powerhouses Georgetown and Georgia Tech, 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall is now set to attend the University of Central Florida.

"I think it was just a trust factor with coach Jones," Fall's host mother Mandy Wettstein told the Orlando Sentinel. "He has gotten to know quite a few of the players over there. I think he feels like he will be a part of an emerging basketball team. And I think he felt very comfortable with their engineering program. He is also a 4.0 student."

Fall told the Sentinel, "I feel peace at UCF, somewhere where I can grow up a lot. I know that I can help them bring the program to another level."

Originally from Dakar, Senegal, Fall has only been playing basketball in the U.S. for a couple of years. UCF is not far from his adopted family's home in Tavares, Florida, where he plays for Liberty Christian Prep.

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