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Tacko

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Center
Height: 7'6"
Weight: 295
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
High School: Liberty Christian Prep [Fla.]

Bio

Junior (2017-18)

  • Shot .736 from the field (343-466), setting a new UCF single-season record.
  • Now has 636 career rebounds, ranking seventh all-time in UCF history.
  • His rebound average of 7.8 boards per game is the sixth best in UCF history.
  • With 195 career blocks, he is second all-time at UCF and needs 33 to be the all-time leader.
  • Played in 16 games, starting 15 and missing 16 contests due to injury.
  • Was third on the team with 11.3 points per game and second with 7.3 rebounds per outing.
  • Also second on the team with 31 blocked shots.
  • SC State (12/21): Third straight double-double, recording 18 points and 11 rebounds with 4 blocks.
  • Stetson (12/19): Had 18 points and 11 rebounds in just 16 minutes for second double-double.
  • SELA (12/12): Recorded season highs of 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots.
  • Southern (12/9): Scored 18 points and had nine boards in the win.
  • Nebraska (11/23): Scored 11 points, had eight rebounds and blocked four shots.
  • Twice named to The American’s Weekly Honor Roll.
  • Earned Preseason Second Team All-Conference honors from The American.
  • Named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Preseason Watch List.

Sophomore (2016-17)

  • Named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Also named a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for best center in the nation.
  • Earned Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America honors from CollegeInsider.com.
  • Scored in double figures 19 times and was second in the league with 17 games of double digits rebounds.
  • Also second in The American with 12 double-doubles on the season.
  • Led The American with a 71.5 field goal percentage, the second best in UCF history.
  • Was second in The American in rebounding with 9.5 boards per game.
  • The 9.5 rebounds per game marked the sixth best rebound average in UCF history.
  • His 94 blocked shots on the season are the most in a single season in UCF history.
  • Is now second all-time at UCF with 164 career blocked shots and ranked third in the league and 12th in the nation with 2.6 per game.
  • With 343 he holds the UCF record for rebounds in a season during the Knights’ D1 era and has the second most ever in a single season. (record is 364, 1971-72).
  • Led the nation with 107 dunks on the season.
  • Scored a career high 31 points on 11-of-12 from the field against Miami (Ohio).
  • Went 10-for-10 from the floor against No. 3 Villanova, matching a school record for most field goals without a miss, the most in the Knights’ Division I era.
  • Tied a career high with six blocked shots against TCU in the NIT Semifinals.
  • His career high 17 rebounds against Penn set a new CFE Arena record.
  • Named the American Player of the Week once, earned AAC Honor Roll honors twice and named to the Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team.

Freshman (2015-16)

  • Averaged 7.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.33 blocks per game in just 17.6 minutes of action.
  • Shot an astonishing .750 from the field to set a new UCF single-season record.
  • Blocked 70 shots on the season, which is the second most in UCF single-season history (74, John Friday - 1986-87).
  • Tied for 27th nationally with 2.33 blocks per game.
  • Ranked 33rd in the NCAA with 70 blocks, which was second most among all freshmen (Cameron Oliver, Nevada - 99).
  • Led The American in total blocks (70), blocks per game (2.33) and field goal percentage (.750).
  • Finished 19th in the AAC in rebounds per game with 5.9.
  • Recorded a block in 27-of-30 games.
  • Swatted at least three shots in 14 games, including three games with five or more blocks.
  • Scored in double figures nine times.
  • Posted three double-doubles on the season.
  • Two-time AAC Rookie of the Week (Dec. 7 and Mar. 7).
  • Posted first career double-double at Stetson (12/2), scoring 23 points and grabbing 11 boards.
  • Swatted a season-high six shots against Florida Atlantic (12/12).
  • Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds at Temple (2/27) along with scoring 13 points.
  • Made first appearance and start in the season opener at Davidson (11/14).

High School

  • Played two seasons at Liberty Christian Prep.
  • Averaged 20 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks per game as a senior.
  • Rated as a four star prospect and as high as 94th on ESPN's list of Top 100 prospects.
  • Also ranked as the ninth best senior in Florida and the 15th best center in the nation.
  • Earned First Team All-SIAA honors.
  • Attended National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp and was named an All-Star.
  • Scored 14 points and had a game-high 18 rebounds in the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches all-star game.
  • Had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the Florida vs. USA Hardwood Classic.
  • Averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a junior in first season of organized basketball.
  • Held a 4.0 GPA at Liberty Christian.
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