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Portsmouth Invitational Measurements and Athletic Testing Results

Portsmouth Invitational Measurements and Athletic Testing Results
Apr 12, 2011, 10:00 am
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While competing for the attention of NBA scouts at the 2011 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, the 64 NCAA seniors in attendance were also measured and put through a battery of athletic testing, by the experts at BAM (Basic Athletic Measurement).

These are the same people who conduct the testing at the NBA combine in Chicago, which provides for highly accurate results.

Here are the results, in sortable format. You can also see how players stack up historically in our expansive database, with measurements dating back to 1993.

To see how players “measure up” with a typical NBA draft pick, at any position, see the following page.

The most explosive leaper at the PIT was, unsurprisingly, the 5-10 ½ (without shoes) Randy Culpepper, who tested a phenomenal 34 ½ inch no-step vertical jump. UTEP fans enjoyed plenty of highlight-reel caliber dunks from him over the last three years.

He was followed closely by Alex Tyus at 34 inches.

The tallest player was Mike Tisdale from Illinois, at 6-11 ¾ without shoes, a full two inches taller than the next participant. He also had the longest standing reach, at 9-2 1/2 .

The shortest player was Ole Miss' Chris Warren.

The MVP of the tournament, and likely the top prospect at the PIT, Marquette's Jimmy Butler, measured out a solid 6-6 ¼ without shoes and 215 pounds, giving him excellent size for a NBA small forward, albeit just an average wingspan (6-8) and standing reach (8-5).


Matthew Bryan-Amaning capped off an outstanding week with some downright freakish measurements, which very likely caught the eyes of NBA decision makers in attendance. At 6-8 ½ without shoes, 232 pounds, and with a 7-4 wingspan -- Bryan-Amaning has outstanding physical attributes for a NBA power forward, especially when considering that he's a phenomenal athlete. His measurements compare favorably with the likes of Rudy Gay, Al-Farouq Aminu and Tyrus Thomas, and he even has an inch more of height to help him make the transition to the NBA.


Malcolm Thomas also measured out fairly well, at 6-7 ¼ without shoes, giving him excellent size for a NBA small forward and adequate size for a power forward—the two positions he'll likely be asked to play. He also has a very nice 7-2 wingspan and tested as one of the most explosive leapers at the event.


Andrew Goudelock may look a bit small on first glance, but his measurements aren't bad for a point guard, at 6-1 without shoes with a 6-4 ½ wingspan. He also ranked 3rd in the ¾ court sprint and 12th in the lane agility drill. He's not going to blow anyone away with his physical tools, but it was important for him not to measure out “below average” relative to other players at his position in this class.


Vernon Macklin looks the part of a NBA center, standing 6-8 ½ without shoes, with a gigantic 7-3 ½ wingspan and near 9-1 standing reach. He surprisingly tested #1 in the lane agility drill as well. He's older than most players in this draft class (and not by a small margin) but he comes ready to play right away.


See the rest of the measurements and testing results here.

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