NBA Draft Combine records: Top vertical leaps, wingspans, more | Sporting News

2022-05-21 22:32:57 By : Mr. Leo Teng

Starting on Wednesday, 76 prospects will take part in a series of drills and workouts in front of league executives at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine.

The prospects will participate in interviews with NBA teams and five-on-five games, plus shooting, strength and agility drills and measurement testing.

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Who holds the records for the highest vertical leap and longest wingspan in NBA Draft Combine history?

Check out the full lists below:

Last year, Trail Blazers guard Keon Johnson, who was selected with the No. 21 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, recorded the best vertical leap at 48.0 inches, breaking the previous record of 45.5 inches.

Here's a look at the highest recorded vertical leaps in NBA Draft Combine history.

Aside from the vertical leap, the wingspan measurement is one of the more intriguing factors in the drafting process.

The wingspan of a player is measured from fingertip to fingertip with the arms outstretched.

The longest wingspan ever recorded at the NBA Draft Combine belongs to Tacko Fall, who measured at 8 feet, 2.25 inches. Standing at 7 feet, 5.25 inches without shoes, Fall recorded a huge nine-plus inch difference in height to wingspan.

Nets star Kevin Durant was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft despite failing to bench press 185 pounds (84 kg) one time.

While raw strength isn't an indicator of who is going to be a good basketball player — Durant turned out just fine — there have been some monster numbers put up at the NBA Draft Combine over the years.