|No. 8 – VEF Rīga|
VTB United League
May 27, 1986 |
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2009||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|2009–2010||Hapoel Lev Hasharon|
|2010–2011||Maine Red Claws|
|Career highlights and awards|
Bamba Fall (born May 27, 1986) is a Senegalese professional basketball player who currently plays for VEF Rīga of the Latvian Basketball League. He played college basketball for the Southern Methodist University and represents the Senegal national basketball team in international competition.
Fall attended Oak Hill Academy from 2003–2005. While at Oak Hill, the team finished ranked #1 in the country both years Fall attended. Fall began attending SMU in 2005 and since then has played in 43 games (18 as a freshman, 25 as a sophomore) and averaged a career high of 7.1 points per game in 2006-2007 while also leading Conference USA in blocked shots (19th nationally). He was also voted to the conference all-defensive team in 2006-2007.
Fall started his professional career in Israel where he signed for Hapoel Afula from the Israeli Basketball Super League in September 2009, but was released before he played for the team and moved to Hapoel Gilboa Galil, where he played one game before being released again. Then he moved to Hapoel Lev Hasharon from the National League where he averaged 12.8 pts and 9.4 rebounds in 27 minutes of play in a span of 12 games, which followed in him choosing to leave in order to go back to Senegal to obtain a new visa in order to finish his season in the NBA Development League.
In August 2011, Fall signed a three-year contract with BC Kalev/Cramo of Estonia. He was chosen as the KML Defensive Player of the Year after his first season with the team.