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UCF center Tacko Fall is allegedly on the New York Knicks radar after he impressed his NBA measurements and performance are combined this week.
According to Marc Berman of New York Post Knicks was unsure whether Fall was an NBA caliber playing into the draft, but they are now considering taking him with the 55th overall pick in the second round after a head-turning combination.
Berman added that "several other clubs" have changed their view of Fall also after he put the NBA combining records with a 8 1/4 "wingspan and 10 & # 39; 2 1/2 "standing range.
Fall was measured by 7 1/4 "without shoes and 7" with shoes and also weighed to 289 pounds.
In addition to his height, Fall was impressed by a vertical jump of 26.5 inches:
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Tacko Fall registered a 26.5 "vertical jump and reached 12 "5" 😱 it is the highest point recorded here at #NBACombine #nba @espn https: // t.co/P7UKF8vdUt
Fall recognized his potential limitations but felt he acquitted well below the combination, per. Berman:
"With my size, the biggest thing they always seek is that he can move, run the floor, step out and guard? I feel I have the ability to do these things. I had the ability to play with great competition (in Chicago ) and it was a blessing, thank God I am in this position and I must take advantage of it, I think I am well and keep myself self and do nothing out of character. "
Fall fell head in his time at the UCF and he probably had his best season as a senior with 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per . game. He also shot a remarkable 74.8 percent from the field.
An area where Fall matches are on the free throw line when he shot only 36.2 percent last season. ESPN's Jonathan Givony noted Fall works in its shape and progresses:
Jonathan Givony @ DraftExpress
Tacko Fall shooter with guidance from his coach @DrewHanlen. New form much better these days after shot 36% from the free throw line this season. https://t.co/jWJnwzOsly
Fall was particularly impressive in the NCAA tournament last season. He recorded 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks in a first round win over the VCU before setting up 15 points, six boards and three rejections in the second r ound against Duke.
Fall helped keep the star-shielded Blue Devils controlled, but Duke narrowed with a 77-76 victory.
New York probably seems to land Dukevag RJ Barrett with No. 3 overall elections in the draft. If Fall is available in the second round, he could be a good fit as Mitchell Robinson is the only center under contract next season for Knicks.