2015 Kentucky Combine Measurements and Analysis

2015 Kentucky Combine Measurements and Analysis
Oct 11, 2015, 08:58 pm
The second Kentucky Combine is in the books, and as one would assume, a number of top prospects turned in standout performances. The creation of Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari, this event puts Kentucky in the spotlight for scouts, fans, and recruits alike.

The measurements in the link below were distributed to scouts as part of an official event booklet. You can also view them in sortable format here as part of our extensive historical measurement database, which now has over 5000 entries.

FirstLastHeight No ShoesHeight ShoesWeightWingspanReachBody FatHand LengthHand Width

FirstLastNo Step VertMax VertBench RepsLane Agility3/4 SprintShuttle RunFMS

Skal Labissiere measured in about as expected at 6'11.5 in shoes with a 7'2 wingspan and a 225-pound frame. Measured anywhere between 6'10 and 7'0 during his high school career with a 7'1.5 wingspan and tipping the scales at 216-pound at last April's Nike Hoop Summit, it appears that the Haitian center has bulked up a bit (nine pounds) since arriving in Lexington, even if his frame remains quite skinny and has plenty of room to improve. Labissiere's numbers are quite similar to those of Amare Stoudemire, who stood 6'10 in shoes with a 7'1.75 wingspan and a 233-pound frame. Their athletic testing numbers are also eerily similar as Labissiere's 31 inch standing vertical, 35 inch maximum vertical and 12 reps on the bench and 11.12 lane agility time are nearly identical to Stoudemire's 32 inch standing vertical, 35.5 inch maximum vertical, 12 reps on the bench, and 11.19 lane agility time. It will be interesting to see how Labissiere's testing numbers translate onto the floor as a freshman, as Stoudemire ranks among the absolute best athletes at the power forward position early in his NBA career.

Measuring a bit smaller than he has at previous events at 6'4.25 with a 6'6.5 wingspan and a 207-pound frame, Jamal Murray has similar size to Rodney Stuckey, who measured 6'4.5 in shoes with a 6'6.25 wingspan and a 207-pound frame in 2007. For a player who isn't often noted as being overwhelmingly explosive, as is better known for his terrific skill-level, Murray's 39.5 inch maximum vertical leap is impressive.

Isaiah Briscoe was measured with just 8.5% body fat, which is extremely impressive considering how much of a concern this was for much of his high school career. Having lost 14 pounds over the last 6 months since he was measured at the Nike Hoop Summit, Briscoe tipped the scales at an impressive 200 pounds. Measuring 6'2.5 in shoes, Briscoe is about an inch off his typical height measurements, but nonetheless has nice size for a point guard, especially when you factor in his 6'8 wingspan, which should allow him to see time defending shooting guards and even small forwards at the college level. Briscoe's 37 inch maximum vertical jump and 2015 UK Pro Day-best 10.25 second lane agility time are both better than expected. Like Murray, he has always been known more for his skill-level and aggressiveness than for his athletic ability. It will be fascinating to see how Briscoe's trimmed down frame translates to the floor this season. His numbers compare favorably to those of Deron Williams who measured 6'2.74 in shoes with a 202-pound frame and a 6'6.25 wingspan to go along with a 35 inch maximum vertical leap

Charles Matthews has tremendous size for an NBA shooting guard standing 6'6 with a 6'9 wingspan and a 189-pound frame. Having gained just 2 pounds since last summer, Matthews is a lean athlete with great explosiveness. His 41.5 inch maximum vertical leap is terrific. He's built similar to Zach LaVine, who at 6'5.75 with a 6'8.25 wingspan and 181-pound frame registered a 41.5 maximum vertical leap at the 2014 NBA Combine, but of course is not quite as athletic.

Australian center Isaac Humphries was Kentucky's tallest player at 7'0.25 in shoes, but his 7'0 wingspan is not particularly impressive. Tipping the scales at 260-pound, Humphries already possesses impressive bulk for a college center comparing favorably to Robert Sacre who measured 6'11.75 in shoes with a 7'0.5 wingspan and a 264 pound frame coming out of Gonzaga in 2012. Keep in mind that Humphries is still only 17 years old, which tells you something about how physically mature he is at this age. Though his 12.2% body fat percentage is the highest among players measured at the UK Pro Day, its still relatively low compared to the heavier set big men that has graced the NBA Combine over the last decade. Clearly Kentucky's Strength Staff does a fine job preparing their athletes for success both on the floor and in settings like this one, and Humphries will likely improve this number by the time next year's Combine rolls around.

Marcus Lee's measurements are almost identical to the ones he posted in 2014. He's gained only 4 pounds since the last Kentucky Pro Day, which is a bit disconcerting given that's one of the main concerns scouts have about him at this stage, but he improved on every single one of his already impressive athletic testing marks. His 7'3 wingspan is outstanding for his size, and his 7 inch wingspan differential is the top mark among UK prospects this year.

Like Lee, Tyler Ulis's measurements are largely the same as last year. He's added 5 pounds to his frame since then to tip the scales at 160 pounds, but at 5'9 remains one of the smaller guards with legitimate NBA potential ever measured. His vertical has improved a bit, and the 39 inch mark he registered is terrific, but not quite on par with other diminutive guards like Nate Robinson (43.5), Speedy Claxton (42.5), and Pierre Jackson (42.5). He does possess elite speed though.

Alex Poythress has actually lost weight since suffering an ACL tear. He's lost 8 pounds and lowered his body fat percentage despite the time he spent on crutches. Pushing out 19 reps of 185 pound on the bench, the senior forward was the Wildcats' top performer in that test, emphasizing his maturity level which will be a key factor for Kentucky this season. He did not participate in any of the drills or competitive action, as he reportedly is still not 100% after hurting himself last December.

-Dominique Hawkins may not be as highly touted as his peers, but his 44.5 maximum vertical leap, the same mark he registered last year, ranks among the very best marks in our database.

-JUCO guard Mychal Mulder finished just behind Hawkins and E.J. Floreal posting a 44 inch maximum vertical leap. With the biggest hands on the team, the 6'4.5 shooting guard has impressive physical tools. It will be interesting to see what kind of opportunity he gets in the coming years. He has a reputation for being an excellent shooter, which makes his measurements and testing results even more notable.

-E.J. Floreal didn't participate in the athletic testing portion of UK's Pro Day last year, but at 6'4 with a 44.5 inch vertical leap, he gives the Wildcats yet another freak athlete among their reserve guards.

-At 6'9.25 with a 7'0 wingspan, Derek Willis has nice size for a power forward at the college level and improved every one of his athletic testing marks from a year ago.

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