Retired player Metta World Peace thinks UCF's Tacko Fall should be the NBA Draft's No. 1 pick

by

comment
The prodigal Duke University freshman Zion Williamson is at the forefront of most hoops-focused minds after he declared for the NBA Draft this week, but is 7-foot-6-inch UCF center Tacko Fall actually more deserving?

Metta World Peace, the retired pro basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest, thinks so. In fact, he thinks Fall is the future No. 1 overall pick.



"I like how he attacks first instead of figuring out where the little guys are at," Metta World Peace, who won an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010, wrote on Twitter. "I'm not sure who taught him this, but he will be an [sic] Pro basketball champ one day."

Metta World Peace's opinion may be purely based on speculation and hype, however. According to the the NBA Draft website, most analysts project the UCF senior to go toward the end of this year's draft.

Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.