Kenny George

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Kenny George
Personal information
Born Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Career information
High school The Latin School of Chicago
College UNC Asheville (2006–2008)
Pro career 2011–2011
Position Center
Career history
2011 Tuři Svitavy (Czech Republic)

Kenneth George Jr.[1] is an American basketball player. Somewhere between 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)[1][2][3] and 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m),[4][5][6] he was the tallest basketball player in the United States during the two years he played for his college team, the University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs,[2] and may have been the tallest player in the history of college basketball.[7]


In the 2007-08 season, George had a 69.6% field goal percentage.[8]

In October 2008, George had his right foot partly amputated due to a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In March 2011, George played in four games for the Tuři Svitavy team of the NBL of the Czech Republic. He averaged 11.5 points on 48.7% field goal shooting, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.[9]


  1. ^ a b "The photographs of Tallest Americans". Retrieved 2008-10-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Clemmons, Anna Katherine (2008-01-09). "7 Feet 7 and 350 Pounds, With Bigger Feet Than Shaq’s". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Source: UNC Asheville's George has right foot partly amputated". Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  4. ^ "College hoops biggest man to miss season". United Press International. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  5. ^ Jarrett, Keith (2008-10-17). "Nation's tallest player has foot partially amputated". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Report: UNC Asheville center George has partial foot amputation". The Sports Network. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  7. ^ King, Jason (2008-01-21). "Big challenges and spicy 'Lights'". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Field-Goal Percentage Through Games 04/07/2008". Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
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