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2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy Measurements and Analysis
by: DraftExpress
July 3, 2014
The measurements from the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy were released this week.

You can find all the results from this year's testing in our historic measurements database.



Notable College Players
-Incoming Kansas freshman Kelly Oubre was the longest prospect at this year's event, measuring 6'7 with a 7'1.5 wingspan. He's almost exactly the same size as Josh Howard, who measured 6'6.5 with a 7'2 wingspan and 202-pound frame. Like Howard when he was coming out of Wake Forest, Oubre needs to continue to add weight to his 199-pound frame, but appears to have the frame to make plenty of progress in that area down the road.

The operative word in the paragraph above is “prospect” as Kevin Durant and his 6'10.25 frame and 7'4.75 wingspan was in attendance for the skill academy bearing his name.

-Arizona's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had the second longest wingspan among prospects at 7'0.5 while measuring 6'7 and 219 pounds. He's packed on plenty of muscle since his high school days, though his frame still has room to grow, and has ideal size for a NBA small forward.

-Fellow Wildcat, Stanley Johnson tipped the scales at 235 pounds, making him one of the heaviest elite small forward prospects we've ever covered. For reference, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony weighed 245 and 233 pounds respectively at the 2003 NBA Pre-Draft Camp. Standing 6'7.5 with a solid, but not spectacular 6'10.5 wingspan, Johnson has come a very long way physically since we first watched him as a high school freshman.

-One of the most important returning players in the country, Sam Dekker measured 6'9 with a 229 pound frame and a 6'10 wingspan. He doesn't have outstanding length, but Dekker's size is fairly unique relative to the skilled small forward prospects we've seen in his mold in the past.

-Explosive Cal freshman Jabari Bird doesn't have great length, possessing a 6'7 wingspan while standing 6'6, but he's gained 20 pounds since the last time he was measured at a Nike event in 2012, tipping the scales at 199 pounds this week. Bird has similar size to Terrance Ross, who measured 6'7 in shoes with a 6'7.25 wingspan and 197-pound frame coming out of Washington.

-Oklahoma's Buddy Hield has grown a bit since his high school days. He was listed at 6-3 as a freshman, but measured 6'4 with a solid 6'8.5 wingspan and 214-pound frame. Hield has legitimate size for a shooting guard and is coming off a very strong sophomore season during which he average 16.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per-game.

-Wichita State's Ron Baker is the same height and the same wingspan as Hield, but checked in at 222 pounds, making him one heaviest 2-guards in our database. Though he's not the same caliber of athlete, Baker is roughly the same size as Dion Waters, who measured 6'4 in shoes with a 6'7.25 wingspan and a 221-pound frame at the 2012 NBA Combine. Listed at 6'3-215, Baker measured better than expected.

-George State star R.J. Hunter measured 6'5 in shoes with an impressive 6'9.5 wingspan. He's on the slender side weighing just 180 pounds. His measurements are not all that different from Klay Thompson's, who measured 6'6 in shoes with a 6'8 wingspan and a 190-pound frame. Hunter still needs to get stronger, but he's been one of the most productive low-major underclassmen in the nation over each of the last two years playing for his father, GSU Head Coach Ron Hunter.

-Michael Qualls earned some buzz for his highlight reel explosiveness last year, and measured out extremely well here. Standing 6'6 in shoes with a terrific 6'11.5 wingspan, Qualls is in the same ballpark in terms of size as Xavier Henry and Josh Childress when they were coming out of school and seems to have the physical tools to defend both wing positions at the next level if he continues to add strength to his 198-pound frame.

-Incoming Florida freshman Devin Robinson has terrific size for a small forward at 6'8.5 with a 6'11 wingspan. Weighing 175-pounds, Robinsons frame has a long way to go, but he has terrific size for his position at both the college and professional levels.

Notable High School Players
-Top 2016 recruit Jayson Tatum measured 6'8 with a 6'9 wingspan. Tatum, who turned 16 a few months ago, has grown at least 3 inches over the last few years. He isn't terribly long, but has great height and an improving 193-pound frame. Tatum will be one of the most highly sought after recruits in the nation in the coming years.

-Kentucky commit Charles Matthews measured 6'6.5 with a 6'8.5 wingspan. He needs to continue to get stronger, but has very solid size for a shooting guard prospect.

-Essentially the same can be said for Malachi Richardson, who measured 6'5.5 with a 6'11 wingspan, though Richardson's 193-pound frame is a bit further along at this stage.

-One of potentially a handful of high-level recruits from the same family, Dedric Lawson measured 6'8 with a 209 frame and a 7'1.5 wingspan. Lawson is 16 years old, but already has elite size for the small forward position. His older brother, Memphis commit K.J. Lawson, measured 6'6 with a 196-pound frame and 7'0 wingspan. Their younger brother, Chandler Lawson, who is listed at 6'5, made his adidas Gauntlet debut this summer at age 13.

-One of the truly elite players in the high school game at the moment, Jaylen Brown measured 6'6.5 with a 6'10.5 wingspan and 217-pound frame. As much as Brown's physical maturity helps him at the high school, his competitive streak is equally as impressive. Brown compares favorably on paper to Andre Iguodala who measured 6'6.75 with a 217-pound frame and 6'11 wingspan coming out of Arizona in 2004.

-Elite shooting guard prospect Antonio Blakeney, fresh off an outstanding showing at the NBPA Top-100 Camp, measured 6'4 with a 6'6.5 wingspan. Blakeney doesn't have outstanding size for the NBA level, but he's gained 10 pounds over the last year, tipping the scales at 177 pounds this week, and ranks among the most explosive wings in this class.

-Duke commit Luke Kennard measured 6'5 with a 6'4.5 wingspan and 183-pound frame. He is essentially the same size as current Duke Assistant Coach Jon Scheyer was during his high school days at suburban Chicago powerhouse Glenbrook North and marginally taller and longer than J.J. Redick. Like Scheyer and Redick, Kennard will face questions about his defensive potential due to his lack of length, but he unquestionably has the same type tremendously high skill level that made his predecessors high decorated college players.
 


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Kevin Durant
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birthday: 09/29/1988
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Montrose Christian
Previous Team: Texas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #2 in 2007 Draft
by the SuperSonics
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
32.0 Pts, 7.4 Rebs, 5.5 Asts


Kelly Oubre
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birthday: 12/09/1995
18 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Findlay Prep
Current Team: Kansas , Freshman
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
11.0 Pts, 7.0 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Josh Howard
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 202 lbs.
Birthday: 04/28/1980
34 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Robert B. Glenn
Previous Team: , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #29 in 2003 Draft
by the Mavericks
Positions:
Current: F,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: F
Quick Stats:
6.7 Pts, 3.3 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 212 lbs.
Birthday: 01/03/1995
19 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Chester
Current Team: Arizona , Sophomore
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
9.1 Pts, 5.7 Rebs, 1.4 Asts


Stanley Johnson
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 237 lbs.
Birthday: 05/29/1996
18 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Mater Dei
Current Team: Arizona , Freshman
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
13.3 Pts, 4.0 Rebs, 2.8 Asts


LeBron James
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Birthday: 12/30/1984
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary
Previous Team: Cavaliers , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 2003 Draft
by the Cavaliers
Positions:
Current: G,
NBA: SF,
Possible: G/F
Quick Stats:
27.1 Pts, 6.9 Rebs, 6.3 Asts


Carmelo Anthony
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 233 lbs.
Birthday: 05/29/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Oak Hill Academy
Previous Team: Syracuse , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #3 in 2003 Draft
by the Nuggets
Positions:
Current: F,
NBA: SF,
Possible: F
Quick Stats:
27.4 Pts, 8.1 Rebs, 3.1 Asts


Sam Dekker
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 229 lbs.
Birthday: 05/08/1994
20 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Sheboygan Area Luthern
Current Team: Wisconsin , Junior
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
12.4 Pts, 6.1 Rebs, 1.4 Asts


Jabari Bird
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 199 lbs.
Birthday: 07/03/1994
20 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Salesian
Current Team: California , Sophomore
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
9.2 Pts, 4.8 Rebs, 1.6 Asts


Buddy Hield
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Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 214 lbs.
Birthday: 12/17/1993
20 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Sunrise Christian Academy
Current Team: Oklahoma , Junior
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
16.5 Pts, 4.4 Rebs, 1.9 Asts


Ron Baker
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 222 lbs.
Birthday: 03/30/1993
21 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Scott City
Current Team: Wichita State , Junior
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
13.0 Pts, 3.8 Rebs, 3.0 Asts


R.J. Hunter
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 10/24/1993
20 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Pike
Current Team: Georgia State , Junior
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
18.2 Pts, 4.5 Rebs, 1.7 Asts


Klay Thompson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 206 lbs.
Birthday: 02/08/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic
Previous Team: Washington State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #11 in 2011 Draft
by the Warriors
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: SG/SF
Quick Stats:
12.0 Pts, 1.0 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Michael Qualls
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 198 lbs.
Birthday: 01/20/1994
20 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Huntington
Current Team: Arkansas , Junior
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
11.6 Pts, 4.5 Rebs, 1.9 Asts


Xavier Henry
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birthday: 03/15/1991
23 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Putnam City
Previous Team: Kansas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #12 in 2010 Draft
by the Grizzlies
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: SG/SF
Quick Stats:
17.0 Pts, 2.0 Rebs, 1.5 Asts


Josh Childress
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Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birthday: 06/20/1983
31 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Mayfair
Previous Team: Stanford , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #6 in 2004 Draft
by the Hawks
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
2.0 Pts, 2.5 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Devin Robinson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 00/00/0000
Teams:
High School: Christchurch
Current Team: Florida , Freshman
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
8.7 Pts, 3.7 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Jayson Tatum
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 193 lbs.
Birthday: 03/03/1998
16 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Chaminade College Prep
Current Team: , HS Junior
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
18.9 Pts, 6.5 Rebs, 1.3 Asts


Charles Matthews
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 11/15/1996
17 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Rita
Current Team: Mean Streets , HS Senior
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
11.1 Pts, 6.6 Rebs, 1.6 Asts


Malachi Richardson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 193 lbs.
Birthday: 01/05/1996
18 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Roselle Catholic
Current Team: Team Final , HS Senior
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
16.8 Pts, 4.7 Rebs, 2.1 Asts


Dedric Lawson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Birthday: 10/01/1997
16 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Arlington Country Day
Current Team: , HS Junior
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
16.4 Pts, 10.5 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


K.J. Lawson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birthday: 05/07/1996
18 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Hamilton
Current Team: , HS Senior
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
17.8 Pts, 8.0 Rebs, 2.6 Asts


Jaylen Brown
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 217 lbs.
Birthday: 10/24/1996
17 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Wheeler
Current Team: , HS Senior
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
24.0 Pts, 7.5 Rebs, 1.9 Asts


Andre Iguodala
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 217 lbs.
Birthday: 01/28/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lanphier
Previous Team: Arizona , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #9 in 2004 Draft
by the 76ers
Positions:
Current: G,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: G
Quick Stats:
9.3 Pts, 4.6 Rebs, 4.2 Asts


Luke Kennard
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 183 lbs.
Birthday: 06/24/1996
18 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Franklin
Current Team: , HS Senior
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
12.6 Pts, 4.8 Rebs, 1.8 Asts


Jon Scheyer
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 08/24/1987
27 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Glenbrook North
Previous Team: Duke , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible:
Quick Stats:
5.6 Pts, 2.5 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


J.J. Redick
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthday: 06/25/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Cave Spring
Previous Team: Duke , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #11 in 2006 Draft
by the Magic
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
15.2 Pts, 2.1 Rebs, 2.3 Asts


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