Kenny George 234 cm 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) – Tallest American basketball player. Kenneth George Jr. is an American college student and former college basketball player known for his great height. Somewhere between 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m), 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,and may have been the tallest player in the history of college basketball. The 3rd tall athlete in the world.
In the 2007-08 season, George had a 70.6% field goal percentage.
In October 2008, George had his right foot partly amputated due to being afflicted with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).