Former University of Central Florida standout and Internet sensation Tacko Fall may not be playing major minutes with the Boston Celtics, but he is making headlines all the same.

Fall had a massive game for the Maine Red Claws–the Celtics G League affiliate–on Sunday, scoring 21 points on a perfect 9-0f-9 from the field while adding five rebounds:

The Celtics signed Fall to their Summer League roster after he went undrafted this past summer. After a strong showing in Vegas, he was added to the preseason squad, where he became an instant cultural sensation and a beloved figure in Boston.

Initially, it seemed as though Fall had done enough to earn a roster spot. However, the Celtics eventually converted his deal to a two-way contract, meaning that he can spend up to 45 days with the Celtics.

Boston head coach Brad Stevens frequently attempted to temper expectations around the 7-footer, but a string of injuries in the frontcourt led to Fall being recalled from the G League for a matchup against the New York Knicks on Oct. 26. Fall scored four points and added three rebounds in under four minutes of action.

Stevens suggested earlier this month that the Celtics plan to plug Fall in whenever they are down a man on the front line (via Tom Westerholm of

“I mean we’ve played multiple games now down two bigs, and that’s only five games in,” Stevens said. “So now we’re going to have him come up for one day (at a time) a lot I think, rather than a week at a time or two weeks at a time.”

Though he will spend the majority of this season in the G League, Fall could eventually become a rotation player for a Celtics team that has mostly been “frontcourt by committee.”

For now, fans can enjoy his G League exploits.