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Diallo’s vertical by far the highest at the Combine so far

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We knew Hamidou Diallo could jump, but man, can he jump. According to Eric Crawford, Diallo jumped so high during his testing that the officials had to raise the sticks for his second jump. Watch his second jump below:

According to Jeff Goodman, Diallo’s max vertical was 44.5″, by far the highest thus far. The next closest? Kansas’ Frank Mason at 41″. Yeesh.

UPDATE: Assuming no one passes it, Diallo’s 44.5″ vertical would be tied for the eighth best in NBA history (at least, according to the stats from TheExercisers.com):

  • 48″: Wilt Chamberlain, Darrell Griffith
  • 46″: Michael Jordan, Zach LaVine, Jason Richardson, James White, Spud Webb
  • 44.5″ Shannon Brown, Hamidou Diallo
  • 44.3″: Muggsy Bogues
  • 44″: David Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Harold Miner, Dee Brown, DeShawn Stevenson, LeBron James

UPDATE x2: The testing is over and Diallo’s 44.5″ vertical is officially the second highest in NBA Combine history behind Kenny Gregory (45.5″). Here are today’s results:

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21 Comments for Diallo’s vertical by far the highest at the Combine so far



  1. jonesy2407
    5:51 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    PLEASE GOD….. bless the BBN with 1 year with this kid at Rupp



    • landongw
      6:11 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

      AMEN!



    • satcheluk
      10:48 am May 12, 2017 Permalink

      If we didn’t have so many whining fools, then maybe he would.



  2. BBNDan7
    5:52 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    Incoming “enough about Diallo” posts from people who read every word and claim not to care



  3. NKYCATSFAN14
    5:57 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    He gone.



    • LosingTradition
      7:16 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

      He just jumped out of Kentucky’s grasp into the pros. I wish him the best.



  4. Caliparty09
    6:09 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    Athletic freaks who can’t shoot are much better suited for the NBA due to all the garbage zones teams in college use. Malik Monk has a great vertical but rarely dunked in games. For next year’s team, Cam Johnson might be more valuable.



  5. Matteo
    6:16 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    There is no chance wilt had a 48″ vert



    • Not Dan Issel
      6:30 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

      You do know that Wilt competed in the high jump in college . . . don’t you? Just further affirms what an exceptional athlete Wilt was.



    • Not Dan Issel
      6:56 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

      In fact, he won the Big Eight high jump competition three years in a row, and also ran the 100 yard dash in under 11 seconds. Oh yeah, he also threw the shootout 56′. For you youngsters out there, Wilt Chamberlain was, and still is, one of the greatest athletes to ever play basketball.



  6. KyCats8x
    6:26 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    He woulda looked good in the blue and white next year



  7. maximumscott
    6:34 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    He gone. Cant teach Height or Athleticism. You can always learn Defense, Shooting, Ball handling and improve those areas. Some team will take him based on Athleticism and potential. Anyone remember Skal?!?!?



  8. stl_cat
    6:54 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    Vertical jump is exactly that: how high they can jump. Wingspan doesn’t factor into it



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      6:56 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

      Gotcha. Thanks, guys.



    • satcheluk
      10:52 am May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Hmmm…if we are equal in every way, but my arms are 4 inches longer, then I am dunking on you and you can then explain your sports “science”.



  9. Double 00 Tony Delk
    6:58 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    Look at Spud Webb and Muggsy Bogues on that list.



  10. magic8ball
    7:04 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    Wilt had a 48“ vertical at 7` tall!!! No wonder he was so dominant.



  11. Reese Davis
    7:34 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    He’s got bust written all over him



  12. ClutchCargo
    7:56 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    There seems to be confusion over maximum vertical jump vs vertical jump. This event was max vertical. The standing vertical jump is where you don’t take any steps.



  13. keiths
    8:07 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    WOW! What an exciting video…..lol



  14. catlaska
    8:09 pm May 11, 2017 Permalink

    Dang Nelly!