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Liberty Christian Prep (Tavares, Fla.) junior Tacko Fall is America’s tallest high school basketball player.
At 7-foot-5, Fall stands 9 inches taller than LeBron James and just 3 inches shorter than 7-foot-8 D-Leaguer Paul Sturgess, the tallest professional basketball player alive. Fall also has an 8-foot wingspan and wears a size 22 shoe, just like Shaquille O’Neal.
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During the 2013-14 season, Fall averaged 11.1 points, and his team was 11-15, which doesn’t make much sense considering their only play could have been an alley-oop to Fall, who could slam the ball through the hoop over his foot-shorter defenders.
Originally from the west coast of Africa, Fall started playing basketball just this year. His coaches say that to earn the attention of top college programs, he needs to develop his basketball skills a little more before his senior year.
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According to The Orlando Sentinel, Fall’s dreams include playing in the NBA and becoming a biochemist. If he were in the NBA right now, he would be the tallest player in the league.
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