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NBA Combine Results 2017: Thursday Measurements, Highlights and Top Prospects

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2017

Jonathan Jeanne, from France, participates in the running vertical jump at the NBA basketball draft combine Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Kevin Durant thinks the combine is useless. A majority of the top 10 prospects for the 2017 NBA draft apparently agreed, deciding to skip out on the festivities held this week in Chicago.

But for those who did make the trip, Thursday was a critical day as they tried to impress scouts with measurements, drill times and five-on-five games. 

Potential No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz was in attendance, though he will not participate in any workouts. That will have to wait until the Washington product does his private workout with teams. 

Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Fultz has interviews scheduled with the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks in Chicago. The NBA, not the player, typically chooses combine interviews.  

Big on Thursday's docket were the measurements, which typically get Basketball Twitter guffawing at the outlandish sizes of some players. France's Jonathan Jeanne was the tallest prospect in Chicago, measuring at 7'2" in shoes. He also had one of the largest wingspans in combine history at 7'6 ½", which puts him instantly among the longest players in the NBA.

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The big fella @j_jeanne971 shows the length! #NBACombine https://t.co/Uzw2FDC5kC

The biggest issue with Jeanne is his strength. He weighed in at just 207.4 pounds, and Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman noted he struggled a bit inside in five-on-five drills:

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Gonzaga's Zach Collins and UCLA's Thomas Welsh were the only other players to measure at 7 feet or taller. Collins is a fast-rising prospect who became Gonzaga's first one-and-done, and has an outside shot of rising into the top five. 

UCLA's Ike Anigbogu (7'6 ¼"), Indiana's Thomas Bryant (7'6"), Texas' Jarrett Allen (7'5 ¼") and North Carolina's Tony Bradley (7'5") also came in with the tallest wingspans of the day. The Beat's Justin Russo was particularly impressed by Anigbogu's measurements:

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Ike Anigbogu was 6'10" and 252 with a 7'6" wingspan, 9'2½" standing reach, and 5% body fat? And had huge hands? Lawdy lawdy.

Indiana's OG Anunoby's measurements will also impress scouts, especially given the fact he's still rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered during the college regular season. He had just 6.8 percent body fat on a 6'7 ¾", 232-pound frame, which will give teams hope he can play a small-ball power forward. 

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Louisville's Donovan Mitchell measured in at 6'3" in shoes but has a massive 6'10" wingspan that should make him long enough to guard NBA 2s. 

Perhaps the least impressive wingspan among potential first-round picks went to Luke Kennard, who had a 6'5 ¼" wingspan on his 6'6 ½" frame. 

Not in attendance was Lonzo Ball, perhaps Fultz's top competitor for the No. 1 overall spot. Ball was among a vast majority of elite players who chose to skip the event. Fultz, De'Aaron Fox and Collins were the only three players ranked in the top 10 by ESPN's Chad Ford to make the trip.

Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum, the two outside contenders to be the top selection, depending on how the lottery shakes out, also skipped the event.

Almost none of the elite players who did make the trip are participating in actual game action. No players ranked inside Ford's top 20 are suiting up for five-on-five, with most being fringe second-round prospects looking to improve their standing or guys who are simply trying to get on the radar for next year.

Over the next week, we will likely see a number of players who entered early but did not hire an agent withdraw their name from the draft.

Under a 2016 NCAA/NBA agreement, players can enter their names as many times as they want to the draft without losing their collegiate eligibility—provided they do not hire an agent. Some players made the trip to Chicago simply to get a better understanding of where they stand against the competition, get their names in teams' ears and then return to school to better their stock.

Oregon's Jordan Bell, among the breakout players of the NCAA tournament, was impressive during the first game of five-on-five play. He stood out thanks to his motor on both ends of the floor, finishing with 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five blocks, per Ford.

Arizona's Rawle Alkins, one of the draft's surprising early entrants, led all players with 18 points in the first game. 

Kentucky's Hamidou Diallo impressed in the agility training with a 44 ½" vertical leap. Gonazga's Nigel Williams-Goss and Kentucky's Isaiah Briscoe ranked among the best in the speed drills. 

Below are the full measurements and agility testing from the draft combine, courtesy of NBA.com:

Notable Measurement Results
PlayerPositionBody FatHand Length (Inches)Hand Width (Inches)Height (no shoes)Height (with shoes)Standing ReachWeight (lbs)Wingspan
Zach CollinsPF-C8.90%8.759.256' 10.25''7' 0''9' 3''232.27' 1''
Wesley IwunduSG-SF4.00%8.759.506' 5.5''6' 6.75''8' 9.5''193.47' 1''
V.J. BeachemSG-SF6.80%8.509.006' 6.25''6' 8''8' 8.5''193.46' 10.25''
Tyler LydonPF13.60%8.758.756' 8.25''6' 9.5''8' 11.5''215.07' 0''
Tyler DorseySG4.70%8.509.256' 3''6' 4.5''8' 3.5''182.66' 5.25''
Tony BradleyC12.00%9.509.506' 9.25''6' 10.75''9' 4.5''248.87' 5''
Thomas WelshPF-C10.90%9.0010.506' 11.5''7' 0.5''9' 1.5''254.07' 0''
Thomas BryantPF-C9.40%9.5010.256' 9.5''6' 10.75''9' 4.5''247.87' 6''
Terrance FergusonSG-SF5.80%8.5010.006' 5.5''6' 7''8' 7''184.46' 8.75''
TJ LeafPF6.80%8.509.506' 8.75''6' 9.75''8' 11''222.26' 11''
Svi MykhailiukSG-SF11.40%8.009.256' 6.5''6' 7.5''8' 4''219.66' 5''
Sindarius ThornwellSG-SF7.80%8.758.756' 3.5''6' 4.75''8' 7''211.66' 10''
Semi OjeleyeSF-SG5.50%8.759.506' 5.25''6' 6.75''8' 6''241.46' 9.75''
Rawle AlkinsSG-SF11.00%8.7510.006' 2.5''6' 3.75''8' 3''222.66' 8.75''
Peter JokSG-SF11.00%8.259.506' 4.25''6' 5.75''8' 6''202.46' 8''
PJ DozierSG6.10%8.509.506' 5.25''6' 6.75''8' 5''200.66' 11''
Omer YurtsevenC7.60%9.0010.506' 10.5''6' 11.75''9' 0.5''248.47' 1''
OG AnunobySF6.80%9.259.506' 6.25''6' 7.75''8' 11.5''232.47' 2.25''
Nigel Williams-GossPG5.60%8.759.256' 1.5''6' 3''8' 3''190.26' 7.25''
Nigel HayesPF11.50%8.7510.006' 6.25''6' 7.5''8' 8.5''254.27' 3.25''
Moritz WagnerPF6.70%8.7510.756' 10''6' 11.25''9' 0''231.27' 0''
Monte MorrisPG6.90%8.258.756' 1.25''6' 2.5''8' 0.5''175.26' 4''
Melo TrimblePG10.60%8.008.756' 1.25''6' 2.5''7' 11.5''195.26' 2''
Markelle FultzPG-%---
Luke KennardSG-SF6.60%8.008.756' 4.5''6' 5.5''8' 2.5''196.26' 5.25''
Kyle KuzmaSF-SG9.40%8.509.506' 8''6' 9.5''8' 11.5''222.67' 0.25''
Kobi SimmonsPG5.00%8.509.506' 3.25''6' 4.5''8' 3''166.26' 6''
Kennedy MeeksC11.50%8.758.756' 8.75''6' 10.25''8' 10''276.67' 1''
Kadeem AllenPG6.40%8.508.756' 1''6' 2.25''8' 3.5''192.46' 9.25''
Justin PattonC7.80%8.759.756' 10''6' 11.25''9' 3.5''229.07' 3''
Justin Jackson (UNC)SF8.10%9.009.506' 7''6' 8.25''8' 11''200.87' 3.25''
Justin Jackson (UMD)SF7.10%8.759.256' 5.75''6' 7''8' 8.5''219.46' 11''
Josh HartSG-SF5.80%8.509.506' 3.75''6' 5''8' 5''209.26' 8.25''
Jordan BellPF5.40%9.259.506' 7''6' 8.5''8' 8.5''223.66' 11.75''
Jonathan JeannePF-C8.70%9.5010.007' 0.75''7' 2''9' 5.5''207.47' 6.5''
Johnathan MotleyPF-%9.009.506' 7.75''6' 8.75''9' 0''238.27' 4''
John CollinsPF5.40%9.0010.006' 8.25''6' 9.5''8' 10.5''225.26' 11.25''
Jawun EvansPG9.10%8.007.755' 10.75''5' 11.5''7' 11''185.26' 5.5''
Jarrett AllenC7.40%9.5010.506' 9''6' 10.25''9' 1.5''233.67' 5.25''
Jaron BlossomgameSF5.70%8.7510.256' 5.75''6' 6.75''8' 8.5''218.66' 10''
Jamel ArtisSG-SF11.90%9.259.756' 5.5''6' 6.75''8' 9''213.26' 10''
Ivan RabbPF6.80%8.759.006' 8.75''6' 10''9' 1''219.67' 1.5''
Isaiah HicksPF7.70%8.759.756' 7.25''6' 8.5''8' 9''233.47' 0.5''
Isaiah BriscoePG11.00%9.009.256' 1.25''6' 2.75''8' 3.5''222.46' 9''
Ike AnigboguC5.40%9.5010.006' 8.5''6' 9.75''9' 2.5''252.27' 6.25''
Harry GilesPF5.20%9.5010.756' 9.25''6' 10.5''9' 1.5''232.07' 3.25''
Hamidou DialloSG-SF5.20%8.509.506' 3.75''6' 5''8' 5.5''197.46' 11.25''
Frank Mason IIIPG4.30%8.009.255' 11''6' 0''7' 10''188.86' 3.25''
Frank JacksonPG6.70%8.259.006' 2''6' 3.5''8' 2''201.66' 7.5''
Eric MikaPF-C6.50%8.258.756' 8.5''6' 9.75''8' 10.5''232.86' 10''
Edrice AdebayoPF-C5.20%9.508.756' 8.75''6' 9.75''9' 0''242.67' 2.75''
Edmond SumnerPG8.30%8.259.006' 4''6' 5.75''8' 6.5''176.46' 9''
Dwayne BaconSG-SF7.90%8.7510.006' 4.75''6' 6.25''8' 7.5''221.66' 10''
Donovan MitchellSG5.90%8.509.506' 1.25''6' 3''8' 1''211.46' 10''
Dillon BrooksSG-SF7.50%8.259.256' 5''6' 6''8' 4.5''220.26' 6''
Devin RobinsonSF3.20%9.2510.256' 7''6' 8.25''8' 10''189.67' 0.75''
Derrick WhitePG6.20%8.258.506' 3.25''6' 4.5''8' 5.5''189.86' 7.5''
Derrick Walton Jr.PG5.80%8.008.505' 11''6' 0.75''7' 11''188.66' 2.5''
De?Aaron FoxPG4.50%8.508.506' 2''6' 3.25''8' 4''169.66' 6.5''
Davon ReedSG-SF6.50%9.259.506' 4.5''6' 5.5''8' 6''206.27' 0''
Damyean DotsonSG-SF5.30%8.509.256' 4.5''6' 5.5''8' 4''205.26' 9''
D.J. WilsonPF6.40%9.2510.256' 8.75''6' 10.5''9' 1.5''234.47' 3''
Chris BoucherPF5.40%9.2510.506' 8''6' 9.5''9' 2.5''182.27' 4''
Cameron OliverPF7.70%9.5010.256' 7''6' 8.25''8' 10.5''238.67' 1.25''
Caleb SwaniganPF-%9.5010.256' 7.5''6' 8.5''9' 0''245.67' 3''
Andrew JonesSG4.90%8.509.006' 3''6' 4.25''8' 3.5''185.06' 6.5''
Alec PetersPF8.80%8.7510.006' 7.25''6' 8.75''8' 9''232.06' 10.75''
NBA.com
Agility Testing
PlayerPositionLange Agility Time (Seconds)Shuttle Run (Seconds)Three Quarter Sprint (Seconds)Standing Vertical Leap (Inches)Max Vertical Leap (Inches)
Wesley IwunduSG-SF11.25--31.536.0
V.J. BeachemSG-SF11.183.193.2630.037.0
Tyler LydonPF11.68--29.533.5
Tony BradleyC11.79--24.527.5
Thomas BryantPF-C11.42--25.533.0
TJ LeafPF11.553.273.2729.034.5
Svi MykhailiukSG-SF12.40---33.0
Sindarius ThornwellSG-SF11.48-3.3627.030.5
Rawle AlkinsSG-SF11.99---40.5
Peter JokSG-SF11.34---31.0
Omer YurtsevenC12.85-3.4526.031.5
Nigel Williams-GossPG10.42--27.534.5
Nigel HayesPF11.812.943.3029.033.5
Moritz WagnerPF12.00--25.532.5
Monte MorrisPG11.42--28.033.5
Melo TrimblePG10.75--24.532.0
Kyle KuzmaSF-SG10.722.983.2527.034.0
Kobi SimmonsPG11.152.983.1830.538.5
Kennedy MeeksC12.913.353.5028.030.5
Kadeem AllenPG11.25-3.1733.035.5
Justin PattonC11.723.313.4626.030.5
Justin Jackson (UNC)SF10.783.063.3027.033.0
Justin Jackson (UMD)SF11.783.083.4329.034.0
Josh HartSG-SF11.15--27.535.5
Jordan BellPF10.63--31.537.0
Jonathan JeannePF-C12.61--29.031.5
John CollinsPF11.66--33.037.5
Jamel ArtisSG-SF---23.531.0
Ivan RabbPF12.683.233.3528.532.5
Isaiah BriscoePG10.952.853.3828.033.5
Harry GilesPF11.083.003.3427.032.5
Hamidou DialloSG-SF10.88-3.1134.544.5
Frank Mason IIIPG--3.1834.041.0
Frank JacksonPG11.50----
Eric MikaPF-C11.71--29.032.0
Dwayne BaconSG-SF11.70-3.2230.036.5
Donovan MitchellSG11.53--36.540.5
Dillon BrooksSG-SF11.14-3.2131.037.5
Devin RobinsonSF12.85-3.2335.541.5
Derrick WhitePG10.842.923.0831.036.5
Damyean DotsonSG-SF11.183.033.1331.538.0
Cameron OliverPF12.17-3.1627.539.5
Andrew JonesSG11.38--27.035.0
NBA.com

 

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