7'5" Junior May Be Tallest High School Player in the United States

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2014

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Once Tacko "Taco" Fall gains more experience, he could be one of the most dominant basketball players around.

The 7'5" Liberty Christian Prep (Tavares, Fla.) junior is believed to be the tallest high school basketball player in the United States. To put that in perspective, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Hasheem Thabeet is the NBA's tallest player at 7'3".

Fall has an 8-foot wingspan, and his shoe size (22) is the same as Shaquille O'Neal's. He weighs in at 250 pounds, which is something that he has to work to maintain. With measurements like that, he should be dominating high school basketball.

However, basketball is still new to the 18-year-old.

Fall is a native of Dakar, Senegal. He told the Orlando Sentinel's Joe Williams that he had never played basketball before this year. As he plays in more games, the teenager continues to work on his skills as well as his build. 

After watching the video above, it's scary to think about what kind of a force he could turn into once he develops on the basketball court.

Fall is averaging 11.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game this season for Liberty Christian, according to Max Preps.

[YouTube, h/t Prep Rally]


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