Falker in 2016
|No. 77 – CSA Steaua București|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
July 22, 1985 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||254 lb (115 kg)|
|High school||Gateway (St. Louis, Missouri)|
|College||Southern Illinois (2004–2008)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
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.
Falker played 3 seasons (2004–2007) in the NCAA college basketball championship, playing for Southern Illinois University's Salukis under coach Chris Lowery. 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.
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. 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 July 3, 2013, Falker signed a one-year contract with SLUC Nancy Basket of France. In February 2014, he extended his contract until 2016. At the end of the 2013–14 LNB Pro A season, he was named the league's best foreign player of the season.
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- Randal Falker extends with Nancy until 2016.
- Capela, Falker, Diot and Dobbins win French Pro Awards.
- AEK waives Owens and signs Falker.
- Steaua Bucarest sign Randal Falker.
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