Have they officially measured his vertical jump at the combine?
It's clear that Miles has added a significant amount of body fat in his hands.
So when the NBA lists his stats, will they round his height up to 7'0"? Being able to call yourself a seven footer definitely "sounds" a lot better when you're trying to sell yourself as a center.
Also, this is off-topic but Austin measured at 6'-3.5" without shoes and 6'5" with, 205 lb. I expected him to be an inch or two shorter than that and a little lighter. Excellent height for a point guard, and I think teams could envision him getting by as a combo guard as well at that size.
Those body fat measurements are all messed up. They have John Henson and Fab Melo at basically the same fat percentage...
Jack Sikma scored over 2,200 points in college.
He sure doesn't belong on any list of college under-achievers.
Very interesting stuff. I'm genuinely surprised that Miles is, in basketball height, a 7-footer. Who'da thunk it?
However, I worry that teams will be concerned about his reach; 8'8.5" is more ideal for a SF (for reference, Gerald was 8'6.5", Battier 8'9", Singler 8'10", Deng 9'0.5"). It's a bit perplexing, actually; it's an extreme outlier for someone his size who doesn't have a strangely short wingspan. Actually, he appears to be the tallest player in recorded history to have a reach of 8'8.5" or lower - except for one Tyler Zeller, who came in at 8'8". Miles the enigma...
Really, a lot of the standing reach measurements from yesterday are a little strange, though. Anthony Davis can only reach 9'0? (shorter than Quincy Miller, Carlos Boozer, Derrick Favors, Kris Lang and Luol Deng?) Austin Rivers at 8'1"? (equal to J'Covan Brown, Stephen Curry and J-Will, 2" shorter than Nolan and 4" shorter than Sulaimon?).
The real winner was Henson, who had a spectacular, monster-NBA-center standing reach of 9'3.5" (signficantly higher than Drummond, Davis, and Ezeli, despite having inferior height/wingspan to all three). Really, "arm length" might be a more useful basketball measurement than overall wingspan.
Yeah, he's in the Sam Perkins long arms club. Still think Sam had the longest wing span; I mean,The real winner was Henson, who had a spectacular, monster-NBA-center standing reach of 9'3.5" (signficantly higher than Drummond, Davis, and Ezeli, despite having inferior height/wingspan to all three). Really, "arm length" might be a more useful basketball measurement than overall wingspan.
the guy could almost scratch his ankles without bending over. Anybody remember the "Long Arms"
signs they use to wave at him in Cameron?
Now that the shoulders/arm length quandry is finally resolved, how many angels can sit on the head of a pin?