Kenny George, UNC-Asheville Basketball Team's Center, Is Tallest Player in USA (Picture and Video)

Kenny George photo

Standing at 7 feet 7 inches (2.35 meters), Kenny Geroge (pictured above) of the University of North Carolina-Asheville men’s basketball team (Bulldogs), is the tallest player in USA. Those who are (were) higher than George are Suleiman Ali Nashnush (2.45m, Lebanon), Kosen Sultan (2.42, Turnisia), Sizonenko Aleksandr (2.41m, Russia), and Okayama Yasutaka ( 2.36, Japan), but none of them played in a team of USA (click here to check a full list of the world's tallest basketball players). Under the basket, Kenny Geroge can either tip the basketball in or dunk it, without leaving his feet, as his opponents leap in vain.


Video of Kenny George Dunk

Kenny George grew up on the North Side of Chicago. His parents separated when he was 2 years old, and his father Ken Sr., received primary custody of his only son. Although George was tall from an early age, he did not become interested in basketball until middle school.received primary custody of his only son.

“Basketball wasn’t what I was trying to bring him up to do, it just went in that direction,” Ken Sr. said.


Kenny George was dunk by Tyler Hansbrough of UNC-Chapel Hill team Heels on January 9

George is too tall to fit into a driver’s seat, so he does not have a driver’s license and must ask friends for rides. When the semester ends, his father drives 650 miles from Chicago, his hometown, to Asheville so George does not have to take a flight to go back to his home.

Wish Kenny George have a bright basketball career! Source: NYT Link to Kenny George profile on Yahoo!Sports #Tags: , , , ,

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