Tacko Fall Signs Deal with Boston Celtics

ORLANDO – Following an amazing career at UCF, leading the Knights to their first NCAA Tournament victory in program history, Tacko Fall is set to begin the next chapter of his story. The 7-foot-6 center has signed a free agent contract with the Boston Celtics, announced Friday evening.


The 2017 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, a 2017 Defensive All-American, and a 2019 All-Conference honoree in The American, Fall left his mark on UCF. The 7-foot-6 center left as the program’s all-time leader in blocked shots (280) and field goal percentage (.740).


His career field goal percentage of 74.0 percent (497-for-672) set a new NCAA Division I record and he holds the top four single-season field goal percentage marks in UCF history.


Fall’s 343 rebounds in 2016-17 were the most in single season in UCF’s Division I history and his 887 career boards rank third all-time.


A four-year starter, Fall helped lead UCF back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005 this past season, averaging 11.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. His 13-point, 18-rebound, 5-block performance propelled the Knights past VCU for the program’s first win in the tournament.


Both Fall and teammate Aubrey Dawkins have signed free agent deals with NBA teams following the draft, as Dawkins inked his contract with the New Orleans Pelicans early Friday morning. Fellow Knight BJ Taylor has also agreed to participate with the Orlando Magic in the summer league in Las Vegas.