2010 NBA Combine Notes
No matter how skilled a player may be in game situations or how dominate they may appear on game tape, the one aspect of that can affect their draft stock is their predraft camp measurements, specifically their wingspan and standing reach. Static height is always taken into account, however, how long a player is with his arms stretched out to his sides or how lengthy a player may be with his arms outstretched above his head relates more to game play. So without further ado, we'd like to point out some of the measurements from Friday's Combine:
- There are two players that measured out to be true 7-footers: Florida State's Solomon Alabi and Tulsa's Jerome Jordan
- The longest wingspans of the camp belonged Hassan Whiteside (7'7"), Dexter Pittman (7'6"), Larry Sanders (7'5 ¾"), DeMarcus Cousins (7'5 ¾"), Jordan (7'5 ¼"), Alabi (7'5") and Cole Aldrich (7'4 ¾").
- 17 frontcourt players recorded standing reaches over 9', led by Whiteside, Alabi, Cousins, and Jordan all at 9'5".
- Ryan Richards followed up his impressive Day 1, by measuring out well on Day 2. He was listed at 6'11 ¾", with a 7'1 ½" wingspan and a standing reach of 9'2". Cole Aldrich was listed at just 6'9" in socks, while he measured out at 6'11 ¼" in shoes.
- Wes Johnson sported a ridiculous 7'1" wingspan, while Paul George and Xavier Henry were not far behind at 6'11 ¼". Lance Stephenson (6'10 ½"), Dominique Jones (6'9 ¼"), John Wall (6'9 ¼"), Terrico White (6'9"), and Sylven Landesberg (6'9") were tops amongst true guards.
- Terrico White could see his stock start to creep back up after he measured out well Friday, but also if he can prove to team via these combine workouts and individual workouts that he can handle point guard duties as well as the 2-guard spot.
- Sherron Collins was the only prospect in the predraft camp that measured out at less than 6' tall.
By President - Corey Ruff - 5-21-10