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Kenny George

College UNCA
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Career 2005–2008
Height 7 ft 8 in (2.34 m)
Nationality American
Born c. 1987
Chicago, Illinois
High school The Latin School of Chicago

Kenneth George Jr.[1] is an American college student and former college basketball player known for his great height. Somewhere between 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)[1][2][3] and 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)[4][5][6], he was the tallest basketball player in the United States during the two years he played for his college team, the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) Bulldogs,[2] and may have been the tallest player in the history of college basketball.[7]


In the 2007-08 season, George had a 70.6% field goal percentage.[8]

In October 2008, George had his right foot partly amputated due to being afflicted with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).[3]


  1. ^ a b "The photographs of Tallest Americans". Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b Clemmons, Anna Katherine (2008-01-09). "7 Feet 7 and 350 Pounds, With Bigger Feet Than Shaq’s". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Source: UNC Asheville's George has right foot partly amputated". Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  4. ^ "College hoops biggest man to miss season". United Press International. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  5. ^ Jarrett, Keith (2008-10-17). "Nation's tallest player has foot partially amputated". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Report: UNC Asheville center George has partial foot amputation". The Sports Network. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  7. ^ King, Jason (2008-01-21). "Big challenges and spicy 'Lights'". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Field-Goal Percentage Through Games 04/07/2008". Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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