Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
At 7-foot-5, Tacko Fall of Tavares (FL) Liberty Christian Academy is one of the tallest high school recruits in recent memory.
His recruitment is heating up as he’s had home visits recently with Wake Forest and UCF and will take an official visit to Wake Forest this weekend, an unofficial to Florida State Oct. 3 and an official to Georgetown Oct. 18.
“Tacko’s upside is through the roof,” E1T1 coach Steve Reese told SNY.tv. “He’s a kid that continues to work on his game every day and wants to be the best.”
In these interviews with Krossover Sports, Fall and LSU-bound Ben Simmons of E1T1 talk about Fall’s journey to the United States from his native Senegal.
“When I was six, seven, to 10 years old, every day after school we used to play soccer,” he said. “That was a really fun experience, I miss those days. Every day. I was not that tall then.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.