Tuesday, September 16, 2008

College Basketball's Tallest Player May Be Sidelined For Season

UNC Asheville's Kenny George is the tallest player in college basketball. But the 7'7," 360 lb center may have to miss his senior season.

George recently had surgery on his right foot. He remains in a Chicago hospital and is not expected to return to school this semester. George played a major role in UNC Asheville's basketball renaissance -- UNC Asheville had its best season in over 20 years in 2008 -- and he was named the Big South Conference's defensive player of the year in 2008.

George can dunk while standing flat footed.

Drive and Dish talked about George back in January.

For perspective on how huge Kenny George is, click on the picture below. George absolutely dwarfs the college basketball player of the year, North Carolina's 6'10" Tyler Hansbrough.

(Photos: Randy Lewis)

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