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DX Measurements/Combine Database Expanded Significantly
by: Kyle Nelson - College Basketball Scout
June 16, 2008
DraftExpress is proud to present our in-depth NBA pre-draft camp measurements and athletic combine information database, a resource unlike anything you’ll find on the internet.

During the last year, our measurements database has been expanded to include draft prospects from the past 16 years. In addition, we recently received a very generous donation from an unnamed NBA team—the complete athletic combine information from the past 8 years (2000-2008), of which we only previously had the past 3.

To help organize this incredible database, we’ve added a number of new tabs—including positions on the floor (PG, SG, SF, etc) and draft positions (top 15, first round, overall drafted, undrafted) which will allow you to compare between different draft years (1992-2008, or all years together), and see how various caliber prospects stack up against those already in (or out of) the league.

For example, if you want to know how many sub six-foot point guards were drafted in the lottery recently, all you have to do is start here, select “All” for the year tab, “Top 15” for the minimum Draft position tab, “PG” for the position played tab, sort by “height without shoes,” and then switch the view to “ASC” for ascending rather to sort from the shortest to the tallest. The answer? If D.J. Augustin is selected in the lottery on June 26th, he would be the shortest point guard ever drafted that high, and just the sixth sub six-foot point guard in history. The other three are Allen Iverson, Chris Paul, Raymond Felton, T.J. Ford, and Mike Conley Jr. You can also see how Derrick Rose stacks up with players like Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Jason Terry and Devin Harris.



This function can also be used to analyze the top and bottom performers in past drafts. The best maximum vertical jump ever officially measured belongs to 6’3.5 inch Efes Pilsen SK swingman Kenny Gregory, who jumped 45.5 inches. 2000 second-rounder Mike Smith, a 6’8 forward from Louisiana Monroe, was measured at only 21 inches, which makes him statistically the worst leaper ever tested at the pre-draft camp.

This function can also be used to answer some key measurement questions. Is Anthony Randolph too skinny to be a power forward in the NBA? Should he hear his name called as projected, he will be one the skinniest power forward ever drafted in the first round, at just 197 pounds.

How will Jerryd Bayless’s 6’3.5 wingspan compare at the next level? Besides fellow combo-guard Monta Ellis, who was only measured at 6’2.25 with a 6’3 wingspan, he does not stack up all that well.

Building the Prototypical NBA Player

Through another new function, “Average Measurements by Position,” we can evaluate what the standard player looks like at each position. For example, the average wingspan for a drafted point guard is 6’5.2, and the average drafted point guard stands at 6’0.8 without shoes.



For those who are worried about Kevin Love and Michael Beasley being undersized in the NBA post, the average height without shoes for a drafted NBA power forward is 6’8.0 without shoes, with a wingspan of 7’1.2, and a standing reach of 8’11.1. Kevin Love measured 6’7.75 without shoes, has a 6’11.25 wingspan, and a standing reach of 8’10, which leaves him about average and just a tad undersized per positional average. Michael Beasley, on the other hand, was measured at 6’7 without shoes, has a 7’0.25 wingspan, and an 8’11 standing reach. While he may be shorter than the average power forward, he has a nice wingspan and standing reach to compensate.

The improved measurements database also has a function, “Average Standing Reach/Wingspan by Height,” which allows users to examine proportional measurements based on height. For instance, Eric Gordon, who is often said to have the strength (15 reps of 185 pounds) and athleticism (40-inch vertical leap) to play much bigger than his size has a much longer wingspan (6’9) compared to most players measured at 6’2 (6’7), which answers some questions about he will fit in as an NBA shooting guard.

Last but not least, this improved measurement database can answer some of the more pressing questions among draft experts. Most notably, does outstanding physical ability correlate positively to defensive ability? Defensive-ace Shane Battier only has a 6’10.5 wingspan and 8’9 standing reach, despite standing 6’8.25 without shoes, measurements that are below average for his size and position. On the other hand, Dallas Mavericks stopper Josh Howard stands only 6’5.25, but has a 7’2 wingspan and an 8’9.5 standing reach. Similar answers (or lack of answers) can be found to just about every measurement-related question in the NBA in our database. Enjoy.


 


Feedback for this article may be sent to kyle.nelson@draftexpress.com .

 

D.J. Augustin
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 172 lbs.
Birthday: 11/10/1987
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Brother Martin
Previous Team: Texas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #9 in 2008 Draft
by the Bobcats
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
14.9 Pts, 2.1 Rebs, 5.0 Asts


Allen Iverson
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 167 lbs.
Birthday: 06/07/1975
39 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Bethel
Previous Team: Georgetown , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 1996 Draft
by the 76ers
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
9.3 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 3.0 Asts


Chris Paul
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birthday: 05/07/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Forsyth West
Previous Team: Wake Forest , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #4 in 2005 Draft
by the Hornets
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
19.1 Pts, 4.3 Rebs, 10.7 Asts


Raymond Felton
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 199 lbs.
Birthday: 06/26/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Latta
Previous Team: North Carolina , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2005 Draft
by the Bobcats
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
9.7 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 5.7 Asts


T.J. Ford
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 162 lbs.
Birthday: 03/24/1983
31 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Willowridge
Previous Team: Texas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #8 in 2003 Draft
by the Bucks
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
7.0 Pts, 2.5 Rebs, 4.5 Asts


Mike Conley Jr
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birthday: 10/11/1987
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lawrence North
Previous Team: Ohio State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #4 in 2007 Draft
by the Grizzlies
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
17.2 Pts, 2.9 Rebs, 6.0 Asts


Derrick Rose
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birthday: 10/01/1988
25 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:
15.9 Pts, 3.2 Rebs, 4.3 Asts


Steve Nash
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 187 lbs.
Birthday: 02/07/1974
40 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Michaels University
Previous Team: , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #15 in 1996 Draft
by the Suns
Positions:
Current: G,
NBA: PG,
Possible: G
Quick Stats:
6.8 Pts, 1.9 Rebs, 5.7 Asts


Deron Williams
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 202 lbs.
Birthday: 06/26/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Colony
Previous Team: Illinois , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #3 in 2005 Draft
by the Jazz
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
14.3 Pts, 2.6 Rebs, 6.1 Asts


Jason Terry
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birthday: 09/15/1977
36 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Franklin
Previous Team: Arizona , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #10 in 1999 Draft
by the Hawks
Positions:
Current: G,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: G
Quick Stats:
4.5 Pts, 1.1 Rebs, 1.6 Asts


Devin Harris
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birthday: 02/27/1983
31 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Wauwatosa East
Previous Team: Wisconsin , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2004 Draft
by the Wizards
Positions:
Current: G,
NBA: PG,
Possible: G
Quick Stats:
7.9 Pts, 2.1 Rebs, 4.5 Asts


Mike Smith
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 223 lbs.
Birthday: 04/15/1976
38 Years Old
Teams:
High School: West Monroe
Previous Team: Louisiana Monroe , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #6 in 2000 Draft
by the Wizards
Positions:
Current: F,
NBA: F,
Possible: F
Quick Stats:
8.3 Pts, 3.6 Rebs, 1.6 Asts


Anthony Randolph
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 197 lbs.
Birthday: 07/15/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Woodrow Wilson
Previous Team: LSU , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #14 in 2008 Draft
by the Warriors
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
4.8 Pts, 2.8 Rebs, 0.7 Asts


Jerryd Bayless
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birthday: 08/20/1988
25 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:
8.1 Pts, 1.9 Rebs, 2.1 Asts


Monta Ellis
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 177 lbs.
Birthday: 10/26/1985
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lanier
Previous Team: Lanier , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #10 in 2005 Draft
by the Warriors
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
19.0 Pts, 3.6 Rebs, 5.7 Asts


Kevin Love
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 255 lbs.
Birthday: 09/07/1988
25 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:
17.0 Pts, 7.9 Rebs, 2.1 Asts


Michael Beasley
Full Profile | Player Stats
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:
7.9 Pts, 3.1 Rebs, 0.7 Asts


Eric Gordon
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 222 lbs.
Birthday: 12/25/1988
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Indianapolis North Central
Previous Team: Indiana , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #7 in 2008 Draft
by the Clippers
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
15.4 Pts, 2.6 Rebs, 3.2 Asts


Shane Battier
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 229 lbs.
Birthday: 09/09/1978
35 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Detroit Country Day
Previous Team: Duke , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #6 in 2001 Draft
by the Grizzlies
Positions:
Current: F,
NBA: SF,
Possible: F
Quick Stats:
4.1 Pts, 1.9 Rebs, 0.9 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


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