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NBA Draft Combine records: Top vertical leaps, wingspans, more

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:

NBA Draft Combine: Highest vertical leap

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.

Highest vertical leap
Year Name Height Standing vertical leap Max vertical leap
2021 Keon Johnson 6’5″ 41.5 48.0
2001 Kenny Gregory 6’5″ 39.5 45.5
2017 Hamidou Diallo 6’5″ 34.5 44.5
2021 Jericho Sims 6’10” 37.0 44.5
2015 Pat Connaughton 6’5″ 37.5 44.0
2016 Kay Felder 5’9″ 35.5 44.0
2013 Shane Larkin 5’11” 34.5 44.0
2020 Cassius Stanley 6’6″ 34.5 44.0
2020 Tyler Bey 6’7″ 37.0 43.5
2004 Timmy Bowers 6’2″ 37.0 43.5
2014 Markel Brown 6’3″ 36.5 43.5

NBA Draft Combine: Longest recorded wingspan

Tacko Fall

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.

Longest wingspans
Year Player Wingspan
2019 Tacko Fall 8’2.25″
2018 Mo Bamba 7’10”
2008 John Riek 7’8.75″
2006 Mouhamed Sene 7’8.5″
2013 Rudy Gobert 7’8.5″
2003 Chris Martin 7’8″
2016 Zhou Qi 7’7.75″
2003 Doug Wrenn 7’7.5″
2019 Bol Bol 7’7″
2010 Hassan Whiteside 7’7″

NBA Draft Combine: Bench press record

Kevin Durant (Seattle Super Sonics)

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.

Bench press record
Year Name Reps
2003 Jason Keep 27
2005 Joey Graham 26
2006 Kenny Adeleke 26
2006 JP Batista 26
2008 Josh Duncan 26
2003 Brandon Hunter 25
2003 Theron Smith 25
2006 Paul Miller 25
2006 Shelden Williams 25
2007 Russell Carter 25
2000 Justin Love 24
2002 JR Bremer 24
2002 Chris Burgess 24
2003 Sam Hoskin 24
2006 Brandon Bowman 24
2008 Joey Alexander 24
2001 Nate James 23
2010 Luke Harangody 23
2000 Gabe Muonee 22
2001 Maurice Evans 22
2002 Udonis Haslem 22
2004 Chris Garnett 22
2004 Kris Humphries 22
2004 Emeka Okafor 22
2008 Takais Brown 22
2009 Blake Griffin 22
2010 Trevor Booker 22
2010 Derrick Caracter 22

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