Tacko Fall Signs Deal with Boston Celtics

Boston, MASS ( – The Boston Celtics announced it has officially signed former UCF men’s basketball 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall after a successful Summer League.

Fall averaged 7.2 points (77.3% FG), 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots in five games played. On July 11 against Memphis, Fall scored 12 points on 6-8 shooting and hauled in eight rebounds.

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.