Randal Falker

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Randal Falker
Randal Falker.jpg
Falker in 2016
No. 77 – CSA Steaua București
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga Națională
Personal information
Born (1985-07-22) July 22, 1985 (age 32)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school Gateway (St. Louis, Missouri)
College Southern Illinois (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2012 Cholet
2012–2013 Beşiktaş
2013–2016 Nancy
2016–2017 AEK Athens
2017–present Steaua Bucharest
Career highlights and awards

Randal Falker (born July 22, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Steaua București of the Romanian League. He is a 2.01 m (6'7") 115 kg (254 lb.)[1] power forward-center.

High school career[edit]

Falker played high school basketball at Gateway. He was rated by Scout.com as a two-star prospect, the No. 3 power forward in the country, and the No. 85 overall prospect nationally, in the class of 2003.[2]

College career[edit]

Falker played 3 seasons (2004–2007) in the NCAA college basketball championship, playing for Southern Illinois University's Salukis under coach Chris Lowery.[3] As a sophomore Falker's explosive rebounding and shot-blocking won him MVP honors at the Missouri Valley Conference. As a junior, the 6-foot-7-inch forward averaged 12.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the Salukis. Falker led the league in blocked shots and helped SIU advance to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Professional career[edit]

After not being drafted at the NBA's 2008 NBA draft, Falker decided to start his pro career in Europe, and signed in the summer of 2008 with Cholet Basket (French Pro A League), where he became a major player of the team, under head coach Erman Kunter, and one of the best rebounders of the league.[4] With Cholet, he also played in European-wide competitions, such as the EuroChallenge 2008–09 season, where his team reached the Final game, the EuroCup 2009–10 season, and the EuroLeague 2010–11 season. In 2010, he won the French Pro A League championship with Cholet.

On September 26, 2012, Falker signed with Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball Super League, for the 2012–13 season.[5]

On July 3, 2013, Falker signed a one-year contract with SLUC Nancy Basket of France.[6] In February 2014, he extended his contract until 2016.[7] At the end of the 2013–14 LNB Pro A season, he was named the league's best foreign player of the season.[8]

On October 10, 2016, Falker signed with Greek club AEK Athens.[9] On January 29, 2017, Falker signed with Steaua București of the Liga Națională.[10]


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