Watch the Country's Tallest Prep Basketball Player Tacko Fall in Action

Thursday April 10th, 2014

Tacko "Taco" Fall is a junior at Liberty Christian Prep in Florida, and he stands at a shocking 7-foot-5, making him the tallest high school athlete in the nation.

Taco arrived in the U.S from Senegal last year and is doing what he can to control his massive frame, Ben Rohrbach of Prep Rally reports.

"According to the Sentinel, he's eating entire pizzas covered in chicken and hamburger to keep weight on his 250-pound frame. In that sense, he's your typical teenager. In another sense, he's larger than life. He stands 1 1/2 inches taller than current Oklahoma City center Hasheem Thabeet, the tallest current NBA player."

The junior, whose 7-year-old brother is already 5-foot-9, said he hopes to play professional basketball or become a biochemist in the future.

According to 24/7 Sports, Fall does not currently have any scholarship offers.


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