X

NBA Combine 2013 Results: Day 1 Measurements, Highlights and Top Prospects

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIMay 16, 2013

The 2013 NBA pre-draft process went into overdrive on Thursday. The NBA Combine began in Chicago, and the event provided an opportunity for those participating to make an impression on NBA scouts. 

The story of the day primarily centers around who wasn't competing in the drills.

As usual, many of the top-rated prospects bypassed the festivities beyond interviews with the teams and media. The list of the players in t-shirts and sweatpants on the sidelines may ultimately be the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team.

Draft Express' Jonathan Givony gives us names and images of the prospects who were inactive on Thursday.

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Cheering section. Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, C.J. McCollum, Mason Plumlee, C.Zeller, Schroeder http://t.co/9VWoKZxgGJ

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

On international front Dennis Schroeder and Rudy Gobert are here. Schroeder won't do any drills (tooth pain?) But Gobert will do everything.

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Injuries: Seth Curry (shin surgery), Gorgui Dieng (ankle), Jamaal Franklin (ankle) Ryan Kelly (foot surgery), C.J. Leslie (wrist tendonitis)

Not every projected lottery pick took a flier on the day, though.

Shabazz Muhammad is a Competitor

Video Play Button
Videos you might like

Most consider Muhammad to be a lottery pick, but he didn't rest on that. Jeff Goodman of CBS recognizes Shabazz's unexpected presence in drills.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Shabazz Muhammad may be the lone lottery pick actually participating in combine. Right now he is blending in with everyone else.

While he should be commended for participating, he didn't do much to dispel any of the on-court questions about his game. Muhammad was a volume shooter and only an average to slightly above-average athlete at UCLA.

Givony's tweets tell us that Muhammad showed more of the same during drills.

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Shabazz Muhammad really struggling so far. Shots not falling and couldn't create much in the one on ones. Did compete defensively, though.

Although the shots weren't falling, I still believe Muhammad made a good account of himself. He averaged 17.9 points per game as a freshman, and he continues to prove he wants to be great. Muhammad has confidence and the work ethic to maximize on what he has.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Shabazz: "I'm a guy who thinks he is the best player in the draft."

Promises, Promises

You may wonder why a player like Dennis Schroeder or Greek phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't elect to participate in any drills. The toothache excuse from Schroeder was especially odd.

Per Chad Ford of ESPN, the two international prospects have apparently received first-round promises from NBA teams.

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

Hearing first 2 promises of 2013 Draft: Dennis Schroeder & Giannis Antetokounmpo both given 1st round guarantees sources say.

No Can't-Miss Stars, but Plenty of Solid Sleeper Possibilities

While this may not be a draft stacked with future stars, the potential for a sleeper pick is high. The expectations are fairly low for most prospects outside of the lottery this year.

That will make any impact made by players drafted late in the first round or in the second seem almost like a bonus.

The class doesn't have a clear No. 1 pick or even a can't-miss star. ESPN's David Scott talks about what expectations should be for this crop of players.

David Scott @ESPNprDScott

"There's only clear question marks in this year's Draft" no clear superstars according to @ChadFordInsider on #NBACombine @ESPNU.

Great Tribute

For decades you couldn't talk about NBA scouting without hearing the name Marty Blake. The super scout passed away at the age of 86 on April 7.

The NBA had all the prospects wear a patch to honor Blake at the NBA combine.

Ryan Blake @HoopsHighway

NBA Pre Draft Combine honoring my father Marty Blake with his initials on all jerseys. Just Awesome.

Image from Hoopsworld Steve Kyler's Twitter account:

Measurements

Per ESPN

Name

Height 

w/Shoes

Height

w/o Shoes

Wt.

 

Wingspan

 

Reach

 

Body

Fat

Hand

Lngth

Hand

Width

Steven Adams 6'10.75'' 7' 0'' 254.5 7' 4.5'' 9' 1.5'' 6.7 9.5 11
Vander Blue 6'3.5'' 6' 5.25'' 197.4 6' 6'' 8' 4.5'' 4.6 8.5 9.5
Lorenzo Brown 6' 4'' 6' 5.25'' 189.2 6' 7'' 8' 4'' 4 8.25 8.5
Reggie Bullock 6' 5.75'' 6' 7'' 199.8 6' 8.75'' 8' 6'' 7 8.5 9
Trey Burke 5' 11.75'' 6' 1.25'' 187 6' 5.5'' 8' 1.5'' 6.9 8.25 8.75
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 6' 4.5'' 6' 5.5'' 203.6 6' 8'' 8' 4.5'' 6.5 8.5 9
Isaiah Canaan 5' 11'' 6' 0'' 188.4 6' 4.5'' 7' 10.5'' 5.9 8.25 9.5
Jackie Carmichael 6' 7.5'' 6' 9'' 241.2 7' 1.5'' 8' 11'' 5.8 9 10.25
Michael Carter-Williams 6' 4.75'' 6' 5.75'' 184.4 6' 7.25'' 8' 5'' 4.4 7.5 8.5
Will Clyburn 6' 5.75'' 6' 7'' 210.4 7' 0.25'' 8' 9'' 6.9 9.25 10.25
Robert Covington 6' 6.25'' 6' 7.5'' 208.6 7' 1.75'' 8' 10'' 4.7 9 8.5
Allen Crabbe 6' 5.25'' 6' 6.25'' 197.4 6' 11.25'' 8' 7.5'' 4.7 8.25 8.5
Seth Curry 6' 1'' 6' 3'' 179.2 6' 4'' 8' 1.5'' 9.6 8 8.25
Brandon Davies 6' 8.5'' 6' 10.25'' 241.8 7' 1.5'' 9' 0.5'' 8.6 9 11
DeWayne Dedmon 6' 10'' 6' 11.5'' 238.8 7' 4'' 9' 1'' 8.4 9 11
Gorgui Dieng 6' 9.75'' 6' 10.75'' 229.6 7' 3.5'' 9' 3.5'' 5.4 9 10
James Ennis 6' 5.75'' 6' 7'' 200.8 6' 11.5'' 8' 8.5'' 4.5 8.5 8.75
Carrick Felix 6' 4.75'' 6' 6.25'' 202.6 6' 9.25'' 8' 7.5'' 3.3 8.5 9.5
Jamaal Franklin 6' 4'' 6' 5.25'' 190.8 6' 11.25'' 8' 7.5'' 8.3 8.5 8.25
Rudy Gobert 7' 0.5'' 7' 2'' 237.6 7' 8.5'' 9' 7'' 4.4 9.75 10
Archie Goodwin 6' 3.75'' 6' 5.25'' 189 6' 9.5'' 8' 6'' 4.6 8.5 9
Erick Green 6' 1.5'' 6' 3'' 178.2 6' 5.75'' 8' 2'' 4.4 8.5 9
Tim Hardaway Jr. 6' 4.5'' 6' 6.25'' 199.4 6' 7'' 8' 5'' 6.1 8 9.25
Solomon Hill 6' 5.5'' 6' 7'' 226 6' 9'' 8' 7'' 7.6 9 10.5
Richard Howell 6' 6.25'' 6' 7.5'' 249.6 6' 10.25'' 8' 9.5'' 8.8 8.75 9.5
Colton Iverson 6' 10.5'' 7' 0'' 262.8 7' 2'' 9' 2'' 9.6 9.25 9.5
Pierre Jackson 5' 9.5'' 5' 10.5'' 176 5' 10'' 7' 6'' 4.5 7.5 8.25
Grant Jerrett 6' 8.75'' 6' 10.25'' 232 7' 2'' 9' 1'' 10.1 8.5 9.25
Myck Kabongo 6' 1.25'' 6' 2.75'' 180.4 6' 6.25'' 8' 2'' 6 8.25 9
Kenny Kadji 6' 8.75'' 6' 10'' 241.6 7' 3'' 8' 10.5'' 7.5 9 10.25
Ryan Kelly 6' 9.75'' 6' 11.75'' 228 6' 11.5'' 9' 2'' 14.8 9 10
Shane Larkin 5' 10.25'' 5' 11.5'' 170.8 5' 10.75'' 7' 5.5'' 3.8 7.5 8.75
Ricardo Ledo 6' 4.75'' 6' 6'' 197.2 6' 7.25'' 8' 6.5'' 10.3 8.5 9.25
Alex Len N/A N/A N/A 7' 3.5'' N/A 6.4 9 10.75
C.J. Leslie 6' 7.5'' 6' 8.75'' 209.2 7' 2.25'' 8' 8.5'' 8 8.75 9
Trevor Mbakwe 6' 6.75'' 6' 8'' 235.8 7' 4'' 8' 10.5'' 5.9 9.5 11.5
Ray McCallum 6' 0.25'' 6' 1.75'' 191.4 6' 3.25'' 8' 0.5'' 7.3 8 8.75
C.J. McCollum, 6' 2.25'' 6' 3.25'' 197 6' 6.25'' 8' 0.5'' 8.6 8 9.5
Ben McLemore 6' 3.5'' 6' 4.75'' 189.2 6' 7.75'' 8' 4.5'' 5 8.75 9.5
Tony Mitchell 6' 7.5'' 6' 8.75'' 236.4 7' 2.5'' 8' 10.5'' 5.6 9 10
Shabazz Muhammad 6' 4.75'' 6' 6.25'' 221.8 6' 11'' 8' 8.5'' 9 9 10
Erik Murphy 6' 8.75'' 6' 9.5'' 239.8 6' 10.5'' 9' 0'' 8 8.75 9.75
Mike Muscala 6' 10.25'' 6' 11.5'' 230.2 7' 1'' 9' 0'' 6.8 8.5 9
Nerlens Noel 6' 10'' 6' 11.75'' 206.4 7' 3.75'' 9' 2'' 4.2 9.5 10
Victor Oladipo 6' 3.25'' 6' 4.25'' 213.2 6' 9.25'' 8' 4.5'' 6.6 8.75 9.25
Kelly Olynyk 6' 10.75'' 7' 0'' 234 6' 9.75'' 9' 0'' 6.7 8.5 10
Brandon Paul 6' 2.75'' 6' 4'' 201 6' 10.25'' 8' 2'' 5.3 8.5 9.5
Norvel Pelle 6' 9.5'' 6' 10.5'' 207.2 7' 2.5'' 9' 1'' 5.2 8.75 9.5
Mason Plumlee 6' 11.25'' 7' 0.5'' 238.2 6' 11'' 9' 0'' 6.15 9.75 9.5
Otto Porter Jr. 6' 7.5'' 6' 8.5'' 197.6 7' 1.5'' 8' 9.5'' 6.7 8.75 9.25
Phil Pressey 5' 9.5'' 5' 11.5'' 177 6' 2.25'' 7' 8'' 4.7 7.75 9.75
Glen Rice Jr. 6' 4.5'' 6' 5.75'' 210.8 6' 9.25'' 8' 5.5'' 8.5 8.5 9
Andre Roberson 6' 6.25'' 6' 7'' 205.8 6' 11'' 8' 8.5'' 7.1 8.75 9.5
Dennis Schroeder 6' 1'' 6' 2'' 164.8 6' 7.75'' 8' 2'' 4.1 8.75 10.5
Peyton Siva 5' 11.5'' 6' 1'' 180.6 6' 3'' 7' 9'' 6.1 8 9.75
Tony Snell 6' 6'' 6' 7.25'' 198.2 6' 11.5'' 8' 9.5'' 4.9 9 9.5
James Southerland 6' 7'' 6' 8'' 220.6 7' 1'' 8' 10'' 8.05 8 9.5
Adonis Thomas 6' 4.75'' 6' 5.75'' 231.8 7' 1'' 8' 3'' 7.5 9.25 9.5
Deshaun Thomas 6' 5'' 6' 7'' 219.8 6' 10'' 8' 8'' 9.1 8 8.75
Jeff Withey 6' 10.75'' 7' 0.5'' 221.8 7' 2'' 9' 2.5'' 8.7 9 9.75
Nate Wolters 6' 3.5'' 6' 4.75'' 196.4 6' 3.75'' 8' 2'' 5.5 8.25 8.75
B.J. Young 6' 2.25'' 6' 3.5'' 178.8 6' 8.25'' 8' 3'' 4.7 8.5 9.5
Cody Zeller 6' 10.75'' 7' 0.25'' 230 6' 10.75'' 8' 10'' 4.75 8.5 10.5

Rudy Gobert is Ridiculously Long

Many have rounded Gobert's wingspan up from 7'8 1/2" to 7'9", but, at that length, the half inch doesn't matter much.

The kid is incredibly long. His length will likely serve him well on draft day. Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times has the official numbers for Gobert.

Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

Speaking of big men: Rudy Gobert was measured at 7-1 1/2 WITHOUT shoes. Has 7-8 1/2 wing span.

No Length Concerns for Noel

Per Goodman, Noel said he measured at just under seven-feet tall. 

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Nerlens Noel just told me he measured at 6-11 and 3/4 with shoes here in Chicago.

While an injury will keep him from doing anything beyond interviews and measurements, confirming that he has true center length is a plus.

Ditto for Colton Iverson

There was apparently some concerns as to whether Iverson was a true seven-footer. Kyler's tweet put that thought to rest.

Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

Hearing Colton Iverson measured in at a legit 7ft in shoes... that ends the 6'10 debate.

6'3" without Shoes and 6'4 1/4 with Shoes, Who's Taller?

Victor Oladipo and Ben McLemore shared their official height measurements with Goodman, but his CBS colleague Doug Gottlieb retweeted the information with clarity.

Doug Gottlieb @GottliebShow

Same thing!“@GoodmanCBS: Victor Oladipo said he measured at 6-4 1/4 with shoes. Ben McLemore told me he was 6-3 without shoes.”

Players Who Stood Out

Gobert on the Rise?

Gobert's huge wingspan was apparent, and it helped him shine during defensive drills.

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

No one can score on Rudy Gobert inside the paint. Block, deflections, steals. Changing everything around the rim. #nbacombine

The 7'1" Frenchman is an exceptionally good athlete who also looked decent shooting the ball as well. If you're looking for the player who helped himself the most on Thursday, it might be Gobert.

Savaş Birdal @savasbdl

For what it's worth, I think Rudy Gobert is the French JaVale McGee. Good prospect to have as long as you don't pay him $44M.

Here is a look at a highlight reel of Gobert in action in France.

Steven Adams Has Come a Long Way

The seven-footer, who attended Pittsburgh for a year, showed great strides from the player who arrived from New Zealand in 2012.

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

Former Pitt center Steven Adams tells @ESPNAndyKatz he has been working on his jump shot "a lot." Says learning curve is "a big one."

At the combine, he was consistently the most mobile big man. He shot the ball well, and his performance had to make scouts believe he could contribute sooner than some may have believed.

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

Best two players I've seen at the Combine today have been Steven Adams and Rudy Gobert. Both helping themselves a lot here

Players Who Struggled

Kabongo Couldn't Find the Bucket

Texas' Myck Kabongo is not known as a great shooter, and his shooting performance on Thursday supported that perception.

B/R's own Jonathan Wasserman gave us this tweet:

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass

Kabongo shot just 5 of 25 during 3-point drills

Quickness is Kabongo's strength, but Wasserman tells us he at least had one moment that didn't convey swiftness.

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass

Nate Wolters just shook Myck Kabongo with a move to the rack

More Brick City

Archie Goodwin and B.J. Young were apparently attempting to build a house.

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Archie Goodwin and B.J. Young having a mini-competition for who can look like a worse shooter. Air-balling shots left and right. #nbacombine

Goodwin bolted from Kentucky after just one season, but he obviously couldn't change the perception that he isn't a solid shooter.

Young is billed as a combo guard, but his shooting wasn't exactly great this past season at Arkansas. He shot just 22 percent from the arc and did much the same on Thursday.

Looking Ahead to Friday

The official measurement, drill statistics and other metrics will be available during Friday's session. We should also be privy to a few interviews and other inside information on the prospects.

Stay tuned for the second day as more of the NBA draft picture comes into focus.

Follow me because I watch more basketball than anyone should admit.

🚨 SPORTS NEWS ➡️ YOUR INBOX

The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.


X