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NBA Combine: Measurements

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


The NBA’s annual combine took place last week in Chicago, bringing together most of the top NBA prospects together for physical measurements, athletic and skills testing, and for some, 5-on-5 scrimmages. As expected, some players did not show, and others didn’t take part in all portions of the combine. Twenty-none of the sixty-six invitees were only there to get measured, and/or agility/athletic testing, or to meet with teams. There were ten players who were invited, who chose not to participate at all, including top prospects Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith, Jonathan Isaac, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Malik Monk, and Lauri Markkanen. The other three are international players whose seasons are still going on.

 

The first post in this three-part series will look at the physical measurements, broken down by position, as each player was labeled by the NBA. As for height, I chose to use only the height with shoes.

 

While these can be interesting, and some things will stand out, they are only a handful of data points among many that teams use to evaluate prospects.

  

 

 

Player

Pos.

Height

Weight

Standing Reach

Wingspan

Hand Length (inches)

Hand Width (inches)

Body Fat %

Kadeem Allen

PG

6’2.25

192.4

8’3.5

6’9.25

8.5

8.75

6.4

Isaiah Briscoe

PG

6’2.75

222.4

8’3.5

6’9

9.0

9.25

11.0

Jawun Evans

PG

5’11.5

185.2

7’11

6’5.5

8.0

7.75

9.1

De’Aaron Fox

PG

6’3.25

169.6

8’4

6’6.5

8.5

8.5

4.5

Frank Jackson

PG

6’3.5

201.6

8’2

6’7.5

8.25

9.0

6.7

Frank Mason

PG

6’0

188.8

7’10

6’3.5

8.0

9.25

4.3

Monte Morris

PG

6’2.25

175.2

8’0.5

6’4

8.25

8.75

6.9

Kobi Simmons

PG

6’4.5

166.2

8’3

6’6

8.5

9.5

5.0

Edmond Sumner

PG

6’5.75

176.4

8’6.5

6’9

7.75

8.25

9.0

Melo Trimble

PG

6’2.5

195.2

7’11.5

6’2

8.0

8.75

10.6

Derrick Walton Jr.

PG

6’0.75

188.6

7’11

6’2.5

8.0

8.5

5.8

Derrick White

PG

6’4.5

189.8

8’5.5

6’7.5

8.25

8.5

6.2

Nigel Williams-Goss

PG

6’3

190.2

8’3

6’7.25

8.75

9.25

5.6

 

 

There is a lot of good size in this point guard group, which doesn’t even include the 6’6 Ball. Edmond Sumner, the Xavier guard, was the tallest in the group, at almost 6’6. Of the thirteen point guards in the group, six were at least 6’3, and only one, Jawun Evans, came in below 6-foot tall. Looking at their weights, only two weighed in at over 200 pounds, with Isaiah Briscoe all the way up at 222 pounds, and 11-percent body fat, which actually fits his style of play, which is based mostly on getting into the lane and trying to get to the rim against bigger players. While there is nothing like Tyler Ulis’s sub-150-pound measurement last year, Kobi Simmons does jump out with his 6’4.5 height, and weighing just 166 pounds, as does Sumner, who weighed 176 pounds, though he missed a lot of last season due to a knee injury. The length in this group is very impressive, with three players having a wingspan of 6’9 of longer. Kadeem Allen topped the group at 6’9.25, which is almost freakish given his 6’2 height.

 

 

 

Player

Pos.

Height

Weight

Standing Reach

Wingspan

Hand Length (inches)

Hand Width (inches)

Body Fat %

Rawle Alkins

SG

6’3.75

222.6

8’3

6’8.75

8.75

10.0

11.0

Jamel Artis

SG

6’6.75

213.2

8’9

6’10

9.25

9.75

11.9

Dwayne Bacon

SG

6’6.25

221.6

8’7.5

6’10

8.75

10.0

7.9

V.J. Beachem

SG

6’8

193.4

8’8.5

6’10.25

8.5

9.0

6.8

Dillon Brooks

SG

6’6

220.2

8’4.5

6’6

8.25

9.25

7.5

Hamidou Diallo

SG

6’5

197.4

8’5.5

6’11.25

8.5

9.5

5.2

Tyler Dorsey

SG

6’4.5

182.6

8’3.5

6’5.25

8.5

9.25

4.7

Damyean Dotson

SG

6’5.5

205.2

8’4

6’9

8.5

9.25

5.3

P.J. Dozier

SG

6’6.75

200.6

8’5

6’11

8.5

9.5

6.1

Terrance Ferguson

SG

6’7

184.4

8’7

6’8.75

8.5

10.0

5.8

Josh Hart

SG

6’5

209.2

8’5

6’8.25

8.5

9.5

5.8

Wesley Iwundu

SG

6’6.75

193.4

8’9.5

7’1

8.75

9.5

4.0

Peter Jok

SG

6’5.75

202.4

8’6

6’8

8.25

9.5

11.0

Andrew Jones

SG

6’4.25

185.0

8’3.5

6’6.5

8.5

9.0

4.9

Luke Kennard

SG

6’5.5

196.2

8’2.5

6’5.25

8.0

8.75

6.6

Donovan Mitchell

SG

6’3

211.4

8’1

6’10

8.5

9.5

5.9

Svi Mykhailiuk

SG

6’7.5

219.6

8’4

6’5

8.0

9.25

11.4

Davon Reed

SG

6’5.5

206.2

8’6

7’0

9.25

9.5

6.5

Sindarius Thornwell

SG

6’4.75

211.6

8’7

6’10

8.75

8.75

7.8

 

 

There were nineteen shooting guards at this year’s combine, and it is as diverse as you’d expect with a group that large. While the overall size of the group, most of the players fall between 6’4 and 6’6, there are some players who standout. Notre Dame guard V.J. Beachem was the biggest in the group, measuring 6’8, while a pair of teenagers, Terrance Ferguson and Svi Mykhailiuk, were both over 6’7. On the flip side, only two players measured less than 6’4, Donovan Mitchell at 6’3, and Rawle Alkins at 6’3.75. Alkins was also the heaviest player in the group, weighing over 222 pounds, with 11-percent body fat, but his body is a good fit for his downhill, slashing style.  Two other players, Dwayne Bacon and Dillon Brooks, topped 220 pounds, but both also measured at least 6’6. Where this group really stands out is with its length, including two players, Wesley Iwundu and Davon Reed, with wingspans of at least 7-feet. Seven more players also had wingspans of at least 6’10, including Mitchell, and 6’5 Hamidou Diallo. Two players, Mykhailiuk and Luke Kennard, actually had wingspans less than their height, which is never a good sign.

 

 

 

Player

Pos.

Height

Weight

Standing Reach

Wingspan

Hand Length (inches)

Hand Width (inches)

Body Fat %

OG Anunoby

SF

6’7.75

232.4

8’11.5

7’2.25

9.25

9.5

6.8

Jarron Blossomgame

SF

6’6.75

218.6

8’8.5

6’10

8.75

10.25

5.7

Justin Jackson

SF

6’7

219.4

8’11

7’3.25

9.0

9.5

7.1

Justin Jackson (UNC)

SF

6’8.25

200.8

8’8.5

6’11

8.75

9.25

8.1

Kyle Kuzma

SF

6’9.5

222.6

8’11.5

7’0.25

8.5

9.5

9.4

Semi Ojeleye

SF

6’6.75

241.4

8’6

6’9.75

8.75

9.5

5.5

Devin Robinson

SF

6’8.25

189.6

8’10

7’0.75

9.25

10.25

3.2

 

 

Like last season, the small forwards are the smallest in number, along with the centers, though some of the shooting guards from above, and the power forwards below, will eventually transition to the small forward position. Two players, Justin Jackson, the North Carolina one, and Jarron Blossomgame, are back for the second consecutive year. Blossomgame, along with SMU’s Semi Ojeleye, were the smallest in the group, each measuring just below 6’7. Kyle Kuzma was the biggest in the group, 6’9, while two others, Jackson and Devin Robinson, measured above 6’8. OG Anunoby, who missed much of the season with an injury, came in just below 6’8, and right around his weight before he got hurt at 232 pounds. Ojeleye, who played the four for SMU, weighed in at 241 pounds, while Robinson came in at close to 190 pounds, not much for his 6’8 size. Four of the seven players measured with wingspans over 7-feet, with Maryland’s Justin Jackson coming in with an impressive 7’3.25. Anunoby, a known defensive stopper, also measured with a very good 7’2.25.

 

 

Player

Pos.

Height

Weight

Standing Reach

Wingspan

Hand Length (inches)

Hand Width (inches)

Body Fat %

Bam Adebayo

PF

6’9.75

229.2

9’0

7’2.75

9.5

8.75

5.2

Jordan Bell

PF

6’8.5

223.6

8’8.5

6’11.75

9.25

9.5

5.4

Chris Boucher

PF

6’9.5

182.2

9’2.5

7’4

9.25

10.5

5.4

Thomas Bryant

PF

6’10.75

247.8

9’4.5

7’6

9.5

10.25

9.4

John Collins

PF

6’9.5

225.2

8’10.5

6’11.25

9.0

10.0

5.4

Zach Collins

PF

7’0

232.2

9’3

7’1

8.75

9.25

8.9

Harry Giles

PF

6’10.5

232

9’1.5

7’3.25

9.5

10.75

5.2

Nigel Hayes

PF

6’7.5

254.2

8’8.5

7’3.25

8.75

10.0

11.5

Isaiah Hicks

PF

6’8.5

233.4

8’9

7’0.5

8.75

9.75

7.7

Jonathan Jeanne

PF

7’2

207.4

9’5.5

7’6.5

9.5

10.0

8.7

T.J. Leaf

PF

6’9.75

222.2

8’11

6’11

8.5

9.5

6.8

Tyler Lydon

PF

6’9.5

215

8’11.5

7’0

8.75

8.75

13.6

Eric Mika

PF

6’9.75

232.8

8’10.5

6’10

8.25

8.75

6.5

Jonathan Motley

PF

6’8.75

238.2

9’0

7’4

9.0

9.5

N/A

Cameron Oliver

PF

6’8.25

238.6

8’10.5

7’1.25

9.5

10.25

7.7

Alec Peters

PF

6’8.75

232

8’9

6’10.75

8.75

10.0

8.8

Ivan Rabb

PF

6’10

219.6

9’1

7’1.5

8.75

9.0

6.8

Caleb Swanigan

PF

6’8.5

245.6

9’0

7’3

9.5

10.25

N/A

Moritz Wagner

PF

6’11.25

231.2

9’0

7’0

8.75

10.75

6.7

Thomas Welsh

PF

7’0.5

254

9’1.5

7’0

9.0

10.5

10.9

D.J. Wilson

PF

6’10.5

234.4

9’1.5

7’3

9.25

10.25

6.4

 

 

Like the past few years, the power forwards are the largest group of players, basically divided into two groups – the stretch fours and the classic power forwards. As expected, the sizes of the players vary widely, from Nigel Hayes, back for his second combine, at 6’7.5 and 254 pounds, up to French prospect Jonathan Jeanne, at 7’2, and a very thin 207 pounds. Two other players, Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins, and UCLA’s Thomas Welsh, measured 7-foot tall, while almost half of this group measured less than 6’10. Eight of the players had wingspans of 7’3 or over, including Jeanne’s 7’6.5, and Thomas Bryant, who had a 7’6 wingspan while falling just a tad under 6’11. Baylor’s Jonathan Motley was just under 6’9, but measured with a 7’4 wingspan, while Hayes, under 6’8, had a wingspan just over 7’3. Five players measured with wingspans under seven-feet, with BYU big man Eric Mika having the shortest, 6’10.

 

 

Player

Pos.

Height

Weight

Standing Reach

Wingspan

Hand Length (inches)

Hand Width (inches)

Body Fat %

Jarrett Allen

C

6’10.25

233.6

9’1.5

7’5.25

9.5

10.5

7.4

Ike Anigbogu

C

6’9.75

252.2

9’2.5

7’6.25

9.5

10

5.4

Tony Bradley

C

6’10.75

248.8

9’4.5

7’5

9.5

9.5

12.0

Kennedy Meeks

C

6’10.25

276.6

8’10

7’1

8.75

8.75

11.5

Justin Patton

C

6’11.25

229

9’3.5

7’3

8.75

9.75

7.8

Omar Yurtseven

C

6’11.75

248.4

9’0.5

7’1

9.0

10.5

7.6

 

 

The center class as a whole is pretty weak, and on the smaller side. None of the six players measured seven-foot tall, with Omar Yurtseven the closest, a quarter-inch short. UCLA freshman Ike Anigbogu came in smaller than 6’10, with the rest falling between the two, which isn’t a very wide gap. The group, for the most part, is solidly built, with Yurtseven, Tony Bradley, and Anigbogu all around 250 pounds, and Kennedy Meeks at 276 pounds, which is a big improvement over where he was four years ago. Creighton freshman Justin Patton was a hair below 230 pounds, but with his level of comfort being in the fast-paced game, his build is fine. There was some very good length in the group, with three players having a wingspan over 7’5. All three players, Anigbogu, Jarrett Allen, and Tony Bradley, are also all freshmen. Meeks measured with just a 7’1 wingspan, though he showed some good shot-blocking ability in college, relying more on timing than athleticism. Yurtseven also was on the low end, with a 7’1 wingspan, and he was such a bad defender last season, I’m not even sure adding five or six inches to his length would have helped.

 

 

As will be continually mentioned, it’s important not to read too much into measurements on their own, but as you start to learn more about the players, especially with the rest of the combine posts, these numbers will help you round out their profile. 




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