Tacko Fall Set for NBA Restart with Boston Celtics

ORLANDO – Through the first four and a half months of his first professional season, Tacko Fall spent some time with the Boston Celtics and some time with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League on a two-way contract.
Following the suspension of play in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of the remainder of the G League season, and now the restart of official NBA competition inside the bubble at Walt Disney World, Fall will spend the rest of his first pro season with the Celtics on a full-time basis.
Fall, who earned All-Defensive Team accolades from the G League in June, averaged 12.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots per game and shot 70.7 percent from the field in 23.3 minutes per contest in 29 games with the Red Claws.
Having played in six NBA games prior to the shutdown, Fall appeared in one of the Celtics' three scrimmage games at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The 7-foot-6 center scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and one blocked shot in just nine minutes against the Rockets.
The Celtics get started back up officially Friday night at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. Boston takes on league-leading Milwaukee from HP Field House.
Fall is UCF's all-time leader in blocked shots and field goal percentage. He led the Knights to their first NCAA Tournament berth in over a decade and the program's first NCAA Tournament win, a first-round victory over VCU in 2019.

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