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WATCH: Hamidou Diallo’s Vertical Leap at the NBA Combine


At the 2017 NBA Combine, Hamidou Diallo wowed NBA Scouts with the highest vertical leap at the event.  His 44.5″ vertical tied for the eighth-best in NBA history.

Diallo set the bar high, no pun intended.  See how he performed under pressure:

Unfortunately, Diallo could not surpass his previous mark.  Even though he almost touched every single plastic marker, it was four inches shorter than last year’s leap.  At 40.5,” he’s currently tied for fourth with Grayson Allen.

Diallo’s athleticism manifested in every other drill.  Players are still being tested, but he’s currently in the top five of the shuttle run (4.44), three quarter sprint (3.1) and lane agility (10.53).  You’ll find all of the combine numbers here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 responses to “WATCH: Hamidou Diallo’s Vertical Leap at the NBA Combine”

  1. Bobbum Man

    Ouch, from one of the best verticals of all time since the combine started to being tied with Grayson allen

  2. jimmer

    So tell me why he didn’t rebound at all last year? (Answer: effort)

    1. J-Dub421

      Hami average 3.6 rebounds per game, which is only slightly less than Shai’s 4.1 rebounds per game while playing about 10 fewer minutes per game.

    2. J-Dub421


    3. Parker_UKFanNC

      Was that ever in question why he couldn’t? If he played like Vando he would have ridiculous stats

  3. Matty Arbuckle

    Dude lost four whole inches off his vertical? Dang…

    1. unbridled

      How does that happen of the course of a year? Is he injured or something?

    2. unbridled


  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    All they had to do was watch his 2 handed rebound to 1 handed dunk against Buffalo.

  5. Blue Bill

    Tied with Grayson Allen?? Haaaaa.

  6. Catcasey1

    Verticals r so important in the NBA DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE REST

  7. TonyMontana

    To be fair… even his lower vertical is still higher than Lebron James, Shawn Kemp, Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, etc. But… I did not expect Greyson Allen to be in that same category.

  8. symphonist41169

    Great vertical. Now about that jump shot….