UCF men’s basketball freshman, 7-foot-6 center, Tacko Fall has been ruled ineligible to play for the Knights this fall according to ESPN insider, Jeff Goodman.
The NCAA is not accepting 7 1/2 of Fall’s core courses and he is no longer allowed to practice with the team. Fall attended Liberty High School Preparatory in Tavares, Florida and the school is being investigated for two full academic certification cycles by the NCAA.
Fall had a reported 3.6 GPA his final two years of high school and is an engineering major at UCF.
This a big disappointment for the Knights basketball team and Fall; the UCF community have rallied behind Fall and he was excited about the upcoming season.
“I just came in and fit right in,” said Fall at UCF’s basketball media day. “All this people around me, the fans, I’m just looking forward to it[first college game].”
UCF plays Davidson on Nov.14 for their season opener.