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2008 Nike Hoop Summit Official Measurements, plus 2007 Analysis
by: Jonathan Givony - President
April 18, 2008

US Team
Player Name Height (W/Shoes) Wingspan
Jerime Anderson 6-3 6-5.25

Malcolm Lee
6-5.5 6-9

Jrue Holiday
6-4 6-7.75

Scotty Hopson
6-6 6-10.25

Demar DeRozan
6-6 6-9

Tyreke Evans
6-5.5 6-11.25

Al-Farouq Aminu
6-8.25 7-4.25

Ed Davis
6-9.5 7-0

Drew Gordon
6-9.25 7-0

Greg Monroe
6-10.25 7-2.25


Commentary:

There don’t appear to be any players who measured out shorter than they were “supposed to be,” although a few did come out slightly taller.

Whereas last year’s crop of phenomenal freshman was not particularly gifted in terms of length, this year’s group seems to be as long and lanky as they come, which will help them out down the road significantly on the defensive end in particular. Let’s keep in mind that this is just one of the many things NBA teams will look at when it’s time to project these players as potential draft picks, but it’s clearly something that is of some importance to them.

Malcolm Lee has always been listed as a 6-4 combo guard, but with his near prototypical size for an NBA shooting guard, particularly with his superb 6-9 wingspan, there is really no need for that. He should even have the size to play the 3 at UCLA, although he clearly needs to add some bulk to his skinny frame.

Al-Farouq Aminu’s freakish 7-4 ¼ wingspan is pretty amazing considering he stands just 6-8. Tyreke Evans is also no slouch at 6-5 ½ and a 6-11 1/4 wingspan. Even more so than Lee, he’ll have no problem playing/defending either of the swing positions at the collegiate and professional levels, but still has the added bonus of possessing excellent playmaking skills, when he decides to show them. Probably the most interesting prospect of the bunch (at the moment at least), Demar DeRozan, passes the eye test and then some on first glance, and also looks solid on paper with his 6-6 size and 6-9 wingspan. He’s a very well built player who will have no problem whatsoever from a physical standpoint. The same can be said about Scotty Hopson, at 6-6 with a 6-10 ¼ wingspan. Greg Monroe, arguably the most naturally talented big man in this class, looks absolutely ideal for the NBA power forward position with his 6-10 ¼ height and 7-2 ¼ wingspan.

Measurements for the International team were not conducted. We do know from last year that Alexis Ajinca measured out at a shade under 7-1 in shoes with a near 7-9 wingspan.

With that in mind, let’s take a look back to last year’s measurements, which just happens to feature many of the top prospects in this year’s draft.


2007 US Team
Player Name Height (W/Shoes) Standing Reach Wingspan
Jerryd Bayless
6' 3 1/2

8'4

6'3

Michael Beasley

6' 9

9'1

7'0


Johnny Flynn

6' 0

7'11

6'2 1/2


Donte Greene

6' 10

9'1

6'10


Kevin Love*

NA

NA

NA


O.J. Mayo

6' 5

8'4

6'6


Patrick Patterson

6' 8 1/2

9'2
7'2


Derrick Rose

6' 3 1/2

8'3

6'7


Kyle Singler

6' 9

9'0

6'10


Nolan Smith

6' 3

8'4

6'6


*Kevin Love, Missed Practice - Naismith Awards


2007 World Team
Player Country Height (W/Shoes) Weight WingSpan Standing Reach


Chen Jianghua

China

NA

NA

NA

NA

Aleksandar Ugrinoski

Croatia

6'2.75

179.4

6'6

7'11.5

Petteri Koponen

Finland

6'3.75

194

6'5.5

8'1

Nicolas Batum

France

6'7.75

214.2

7'0.75

8'8.75

Nihad Dedovic

Bosnia

6'5.75

198

6'7.75

8'2.25

Omri Casspi

Israel

6'7

206.4

6'9.75

8'6.5

Solomon Alabi

Nigeria

6'10.75

234

7'5.25

9'1

Nemanja Aleksandrov

Serbia

6'10.5

229.8

6'11.5

8'10

Emir Predeldzic

Slovenia

6'8
199.8 6'8.75 8'7

Giorgi Shermadini

Georgia

6'11.5

249.6

7'1.75

8'10.75

Alexis Ajinca

France

7'0.75
207.2
7'8.75

9'4


Commentary:

-We’ve already heard NBA teams wonder about the poor wingspan that Jerryd Bayless possesses, at just 6-3, especially considering that there are already positional concerns about him. O.J. Mayo is also just slightly above average (for a normal person) with his 6-6 wingspan, but still has solid size at 6-5 in shoes, which will allow him to play either guard position effectively in the NBA. Donte Greene doesn’t have much length to speak of either at 6-10. Derrick Rose is the real deal on paper as well at 6-3 ½ in shoes with a 6-7 wingspan, as is Michael Beasley at 6-9 and his 7-0 wingspan. Alexis Ajinca is an absolute freak of a human being, standing 7-1 with a 7-9 wingspan. As you can see in this table, he would be the longest player measured in NBA pre-draft camp history if he indeed measures out that way in Orlando this year, which is not always a give-in we must say. Scouts will also like Nicolas Batum’s measurements, at 6-8 with a 7-1 wingspan.
 
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Malcolm Lee
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 198 lbs.
Birthday: 05/22/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: John W. North
Previous Team: UCLA , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #13 in 2011 Draft
by the Bulls
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
3.7 Pts, 1.0 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Jrue Holiday
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Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 199 lbs.
Birthday: 06/12/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Campbell Hall
Previous Team: UCLA , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #17 in 2009 Draft
by the 76ers
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
8.1 Pts, 1.9 Rebs, 2.9 Asts


Scotty Hopson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Birthday: 08/08/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: University Heights
Previous Team: Anadolu Efes , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: SG/SF
Quick Stats:
7.0 Pts, 1.0 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Demar DeRozan
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 211 lbs.
Birthday: 08/07/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Compton
Previous Team: USC , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #9 in 2009 Draft
by the Raptors
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: SG/SF
Quick Stats:
14.6 Pts, 2.7 Rebs, 1.7 Asts


Tyreke Evans
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 221 lbs.
Birthday: 09/19/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: American Christian Academy
Previous Team: Memphis , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #4 in 2009 Draft
by the Kings
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible:
Quick Stats:
11.3 Pts, 5.3 Rebs, 5.3 Asts


Al-Farouq Aminu
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 216 lbs.
Birthday: 09/21/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Norcross
Previous Team: Wake Forest , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #8 in 2010 Draft
by the Clippers
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
9.4 Pts, 6.5 Rebs, 0.9 Asts


Ed Davis
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Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Birthday: 06/05/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Benedictine
Previous Team: North Carolina , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #13 in 2010 Draft
by the Raptors
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
8.6 Pts, 5.4 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Drew Gordon
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 239 lbs.
Birthday: 07/12/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Archbishop Mitty
Previous Team: Banvit , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
7.8 Pts, 4.2 Rebs, 0.3 Asts


Greg Monroe
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Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 247 lbs.
Birthday: 06/04/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Helen Cox
Previous Team: Georgetown , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #7 in 2010 Draft
by the Pistons
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF/C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
16.5 Pts, 8.7 Rebs, 1.8 Asts


Alexis Ajinca
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Physicals
Height: 7' 1"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birthday: 05/06/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Strasbourg , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #20 in 2008 Draft
by the Bobcats
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
4.8 Pts, 3.8 Rebs, 0.4 Asts


Jerryd Bayless
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Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birthday: 08/20/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Mary
Previous Team: Arizona , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #11 in 2008 Draft
by the Pacers
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
4.5 Pts, 2.2 Rebs, 4.2 Asts


Michael Beasley
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 239 lbs.
Birthday: 01/09/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Notre Dame Prep
Previous Team: Kansas State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #2 in 2008 Draft
by the Heat
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
Pts, Rebs, Asts




Donte Greene
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 221 lbs.
Birthday: 02/21/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Towson Catholic
Previous Team: Syracuse , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #28 in 2008 Draft
by the Grizzlies
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
9.4 Pts, 3.6 Rebs, 2.8 Asts


Kevin Love
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 255 lbs.
Birthday: 09/07/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lake Oswego
Previous Team: UCLA , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2008 Draft
by the Grizzlies
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
14.0 Pts, 7.8 Rebs, 2.2 Asts


O.J. Mayo
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Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthday: 11/05/1987
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Huntington
Previous Team: USC , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #3 in 2008 Draft
by the Timberwolves
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
12.0 Pts, 1.8 Rebs, 2.3 Asts


Patrick Patterson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birthday: 03/14/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Huntington
Previous Team: Kentucky , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #14 in 2010 Draft
by the Rockets
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
6.5 Pts, 4.2 Rebs, 0.7 Asts


Derrick Rose
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Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birthday: 10/01/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Simeon Vocational
Previous Team: Memphis , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 2008 Draft
by the Bulls
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
16.5 Pts, 3.5 Rebs, 2.9 Asts


Kyle Singler
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 228 lbs.
Birthday: 05/04/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: South Medford
Previous Team: Duke , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #3 in 2011 Draft
by the Raptors
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
10.1 Pts, 2.7 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Nolan Smith
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Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 188 lbs.
Birthday: 07/25/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Oak Hill Academy
Previous Team: Galatasaray , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #21 in 2011 Draft
by the Trailblazers
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
4.0 Pts, 1.0 Rebs, 1.5 Asts


Chen Jianghua
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Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birthday: 03/12/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Guangdong , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
4.3 Pts, 2.0 Rebs, 2.1 Asts


Aleksandar Ugrinoski
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Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 05/07/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Springfield , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
9.5 Pts, 1.6 Rebs, 3.2 Asts


Nicolas Batum
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 214 lbs.
Birthday: 12/14/1988
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Le Mans , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #25 in 2008 Draft
by the Rockets
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
7.2 Pts, 5.3 Rebs, 3.7 Asts


Omri Casspi
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 211 lbs.
Birthday: 06/22/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Maccabi Tel Aviv , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #23 in 2009 Draft
by the Kings
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
9.4 Pts, 4.0 Rebs, 0.6 Asts


Solomon Alabi
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Physicals
Height: 7' 1"
Weight: 237 lbs.
Birthday: 03/21/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Montverde Academy
Previous Team: Florida State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #20 in 2010 Draft
by the Mavericks
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
4.9 Pts, 5.5 Rebs, 0.2 Asts


Nemanja Aleksandrov
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Physicals
Height: 7' 0"
Weight: 221 lbs.
Birthday: 04/10/1987
27 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Oldenburg , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
22.0 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


Giorgi Shermadini
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Physicals
Height: 7' 1"
Weight: 248 lbs.
Birthday: 04/02/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Maccabi Tel Aviv , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
4.3 Pts, 2.2 Rebs, 0.2 Asts


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