Zion Williamson vs. Tacko Fall — 2019 NCAA tournament tale of the tape


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Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson has been the most celebrated (and scrutinized) player in college basketball this season. On Sunday in Columbia, South Carolina, he’ll share the floor with another college hoops phenomenon — 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall of UCF (5:15 p.m. ET, CBS).

Fall made headlines in the wake of UCF’s victory, telling NCAA.com he wasn’t interested in appearing as an extra on the next iteration of the Zion Williamson Dunk Project.

“It’s very hard [to dunk on me]. I mean, I won’t allow it. I won’t allow it. I won’t allow him putting me on one of his highlight tapes.”

Tacko Fall, on Zion Williamson

“It’s very hard [to dunk on me],” Fall said. “I mean, I won’t allow it. I won’t allow it. I won’t allow him putting me on one of his highlight tapes.”

Countered Williamson: “What is he supposed to say? Is he supposed to say I’m going to dunk on him? He said the right thing.”

“He’s a very unique player. I have a lot of respect for him to be that size and move the way he does and have that skill. … We’re going to have to come together as a team to figure out how to stop him.

With plenty of attention on the Williamson vs. Fall matchup, we decided to take a look at how they measured up:

Height: 6-7 / 7-6
Weight: 285 / 310
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC / Dakar, Senegal
Age: 18 years, 260 days / 23 years, 103 days
Recruiting rank: No. 2 (2018 class) / Unranked (2015 class)
Twitter followers: 266k / 6k
Points: 667 (22.2 per game) / 352 (11.0 per game)
Rebounds: 262 (8.7 per game) 245 (7.7 per game)
Blocks: 53 (1.8 per game) / 82 (2.6 per game)
Dunks: 66 / 81
Double-doubles: 12 / 8
Field goal percentage: 76.1 / 75.0
Free throw percentage: 64.7 / 36.2

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