Chicago Bulls: Biggest 2019 NBA Draft Combine risers, fallers

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There will always be one superstar that emerges in the NBA Draft Combine that comes out of nowhere to steal the national media spotlight. In this year’s combine it was the former UCF Knights towering 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall. Most draft scouts and media on this subject had to figure that Fall was nothing more than a towering big that could never make it in the NBA. That rang true at least until the NCAA Tournament and this combine.

During the NCAA Tournament, Fall impressed by how he played against superstar forward Zion Williamson and the Blue Devils in the Round of 32 as an eight seed with UCF. He showed the ability to shut down premier talent around the rim and used his insane size and strength to overwhelm opponents down low.

According to a report from the New York Post, the way that Fall showed out at this combine is even drawing attention from the New York Knicks. After his combine outing, Fall could be rising up draft boards all the way into the early portion of the second round. That also potentially falls into relevance for the Chicago Bulls.

Not only did Fall have the best standing reach and wingspan in this draft class at the combine, he had better than expected numbers in the shuttle and three quarter sprint. Fall also dominated down low in the scrimmages. He is one of those prospects that hit the combine just right and gained a ton of attention for it.

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