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NBA Draft Combine Measurements in the Calipari Era

Earlier today, we found out the measurements for Kentucky’s three participants in the NBA Draft Combine, PJ Washington, Tyler Herro, and Keldon Johnson. Drew already went through the ins and outs of the numbers, which include body fat percentage, weight, hand size, height, reach and wingspan, so I thought it might be interesting to compare them to the rest of the combine participants in the Calipari Era. 

Here’s an impressive stat: since John Calipari took over ten years ago, 38 Kentucky players have participated in the NBA Draft Combine. That number doesn’t include players who chose not participate, such as Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Monk, and Karl Towns, or players that did participate in the Combine but did not get measured, such as Jamal Murray. It also doesn’t include Kyle Wiltjer, who was invited to the Combine after finishing up his career at Gonzaga.

Here’s the entire chart before we break it down by category:

Player Body Fat % Hand Length Hand Width Height w/o Shoes Height w/ Shoes Standing Reach Weight (lbs) Wingspan
Tyler Herro 7.10% 8.00 8.75 6′ 4.5” 6′ 6” 8′, 4.5” 192.4 6′ 3.25”
Keldon Johnson 5.60% 8.00 9.25 6′ 4.75” 6′ 6” 8′, 8” 216.4 6′ 9.25”
PJ Washington 8.60% 9.00 10.25 6′ 6.5” 6′ 8” 8′, 10.5” 230.4 7′ 2.25”
Hamidou Diallo 4.45% 8.75 9.00 6′ 4.25” 6′ 6” 8′ 7” 197.0 6′ 11.5”
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 3.00% 9.00 9.00 6′ 4.5” 6′ 6” 8′ 8” 180.0 6′ 11.5”
Kevin Knox 4.95% 8.75 9.25 6′ 7.75” 6′ 9” 9′ 0” 212.6 6′ 11.75”
PJ Washington (2018) 6.85% 9.00 10.25 6′ 6.5” 6′ 8” 8′ 11” 223.0 7′ 2.5”
Bam Adebayo 5.20% 9.50 8.75 6′ 8.75” 6′ 9.75” 9′ 0” 242.6 7′ 2.75”
Isaiah Briscoe 11.00% 9.00 9.25 6′ 1.25” 6′ 2.75” 8′ 3.5” 222.4 6′ 9”
Hamidou Diallo (2017) 5.20% 8.50 9.50 6′ 3.75” 6′ 5” 8′ 5.5” 197.4 6′ 11.25”
De’Aaron Fox 4.50% 8.50 8.50 6′ 2” 6′ 3.25” 8′ 4” 169.6 6′ 6.5”
Skal Labissiere 5.70% 8.75 9.00 6′ 10.5” 6′ 11.75” 8′ 9.5” 215.8 7′ 2.5”
Marcus Lee 5.35% 9.00 9.00 6′ 9” 6′ 10.25” 8′ 11.5” 211.0 7′ 3”
Tyler Ulis 5.20% 7.50 7.50 5′ 8.75” 5′ 10” 7′ 4.5” 149.2 6′ 2”
Devin Booker 8.30% 8.75 9.00 6′ 4.5” 6′ 5.75” 8′ 6.5” 205.8 6′ 8.25”
Willie Cauley-Stein 6.30% 9.50 9.00 6′ 11.25” 7′ 0.5” 9′ 3” 242.4 7′ 3”
Aaron Harrison 6.00% 8.75 10.00 6′ 4.5” 6′ 6” 8′ 4.5” 209.2 6′ 8.25”
Andrew Harrison 5.90% 8.25 9.25 6′ 4.5” 6′ 5.5” 8′ 4” 213.2 6′ 9”
Dakari Johnson 14.90% 9.25 10.50 6′ 11” 6′ 11.75” 9′ 4” 264.6 7′ 2”
Trey Lyles 12.10% 9.25 10.25 6′ 9” 6′ 10.25” 9′ 0” 241.2 7′ 1.5”
Julius Randle 9.40% 8.75 8.25 6′ 7.75” 6′ 9” 8′ 9.5” 249.7 7′ 0”
James Young 5.10% 9.00 9.50 6′ 5.25” 6′ 6.75” 8′ 8” 213.3 7′ 0”
Archie Goodwin 4.55% 8.50 9.00 6′ 3.75” 6′ 5.25” 8′ 6” 189.0 6′ 9.5”
Nerlens Noel 4.15% 9.50 10.00 6′ 10” 6′ 11.75” 9′ 2” 206.4 7′ 3.75”
Anthony Davis 7.90% 9.00 8.50 6′ 9.25” 6′ 10.5” 9′ 0” 221.8 7′ 5.5”
Terrence Jones 7.70% 9.00 10.00 6′ 8.25” 6′ 9.5” 8′ 11” 252.0 7′ 2.25”
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 7.00% 9.00 10.25 6′ 5.75” 6′ 7.5” 8′ 8.5” 232.8 7′ 0”
Doron Lamb 6.70% 8.50 8.75 6′ 3.25” 6′ 4.75” 8′ 2.5” 199.4 6′ 6.75”
Darius Miller 7.50% 8.50 8.75 6′ 6” 6′ 7.5” 8′ 5” 233.4 6′ 9”
Marquis Teague 6.30% 8.25 7.75 6′ 1” 6′ 2” 8′ 0.5” 179.8 6′ 7.25”
Enes Kanter 5.90% 9.50 10.75 6′ 9.75” 6′ 11.25” 9′ 1.5” 259.2 7′ 1.5”
Brandon Knight 4.20% 8.25 9.50 6′ 1.5” 6′ 3.25” 8′ 2.5” 176.8 6′ 6.75”
DeAndre Liggins 5.00% 8.75 10.00 6′ 5” 6′ 6.25” 8′ 7.5” 202.2 6′ 11”
Eric Bledsoe 5.60% 8.50 9.75 6′ 0.25” 6′ 1.5” 8′ 2” 191.6 6′ 7.5”
DeMarcus Cousins 16.40% 9.25 10.00 6′ 9.5” 6′ 10.75” 9′ 5” 291.8 7′ 5.75”
Daniel Orton 13.80% 8.50 9.75 6′ 8.75” 6′ 9.5” 9′ 2.5” 269.2 7′ 4.25”
Patrick Patterson 5.30% 9.25 10.25 6′ 8” 6′ 9.25” 8′ 11” 239.6 7′ 1.25”
John Wall 5.60% 8.25 9.50 6′ 2.75” 6′ 4” 8′ 5.5” 195.6 6′ 9.25”

Lowest Body Fat

  • Shai Gilegeous-Alexander: 3.00%
  • Nerlens Noel: 4.15%
  • Brandon Knight: 4.20%
  • Hamidou Diallo: 4.45%
  • De’Aaron Fox: 4.50%

Highest Body Fat (no shame!)

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 16.40%
  • Dakari Johnson: 14.90%
  • Daniel Orton: 13.80%
  • Trey Lyles: 12.10%
  • Isaiah Briscoe: 11.00%

Heaviest (no shame!)

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 291.8 lbs.
  • Daniel Orton: 269.2 lbs.
  • Dakari Johnson: 264.6 lbs.
  • Enes Kanter: 259.2 lbs.
  • Terrence Jones: 252 lbs.

Lightest

  • Tyler Ulis: 149.2 lbs.
  • De’Aaron Fox: 169.6 lbs.
  • Brandon Knight: 176.8 lbs.
  • Marquis Teague: 179.8 lbs.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 180 lbs.

Shortest (Without Shoes)

  • Tyler Ulis: 5’8.75″
  • Eric Bledsoe: 6’0.25″
  • Isaiah Briscoe: 6’1.25″
  • Brandon Knight: 6’1.5″
  • Marquis Teague: 6’1″

Tallest (Without Shoes)

  • Willie Cauley-Stein: 6’11.25″
  • Dakari Johnson: 6’11”
  • Skal Labissiere: 6’10.5″
  • Nerlens Noel: 6’10”
  • Enes Kanter: 6’9.75″

Best Standing Reach

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 9’5″
  • Dakari Johnson: 9’4″
  • Willie Cauley-Stein: 9’3″
  • Daniel Orton: 9’2.5″
  • Nerlens Noel: 9’2″

Longest Wingspan

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 7’5.75″
  • Anthony Davis: 7’5.5″
  • Daniel Orton: 7’4.25″
  • Willie Cauley-Stein: 7’3″
  • Marcus Lee: 7’3″

Shortest Wingspan

  • Tyler Ulis: 6’2″
  • Tyler Herro: 6’3.25″
  • De’Aaron Fox: 6’6.5″
  • Brandon Knight: 6’6.75″
  • Doron Lamb: 6’6.75″

This was fun. Let’s do it tomorrow when the Strength & Agility numbers drop.

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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11 Comments for NBA Draft Combine Measurements in the Calipari Era



  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:28 pm May 16, 2019 Permalink

    If you did that now Orton would dominant the highest body fat%. Time has not been kind.



  2. whatwasthat
    6:43 pm May 16, 2019 Permalink

    Seems like someone who is pretty good at basketball is missing from the list.



  3. KYFAN4LYFE
    7:55 pm May 16, 2019 Permalink

    Shai’s bf% was scary low, LOL. He probably cramped up just walking down the sidewalk.



  4. UKSam
    8:01 pm May 16, 2019 Permalink

    I know they didn’t do the combine but do we have the numbers on AD and KAT



    • BigMike
      9:53 pm May 16, 2019 Permalink

      When did Kanter play for UK?



    • The Original WTF Guy
      1:47 am May 17, 2019 Permalink

      It’s hard to overstate how stupid this all is. Why does it matter how tall someone is both with and without shoes? It’s as if the clowns doing this don’t realize the difference is solely (HAHAHAHA) due to the shoes. Furthermore, it’s not like you can plug these numbers into an equation and determine who is the best basketball player. Finally, and this is where I will get into trouble, it smacks a bit of treating these guys like nothing more than animals, or worse. I would expect to see these sort of numbers at the Keeneland Summer Sales where there really is nothing else to go on except bloodlines. Maybe the NBA, and an even more egregious NFL, could start providing background on the family tree the same way it is done for horses. It should be about who can play basketball the best, not how tall someone is in and out of shoes.



  5. davisfeathers
    8:45 am May 17, 2019 Permalink

    When do they play without shoes?



    • ClutchCargo
      9:30 am May 17, 2019 Permalink

      They don’t play without shoes, but including the thickness of the soles of the shoes in a player’s height is meaningless because every other player also wears 1.5″ thick shoes. Furthermore, when you compare the height and wingspan of a guy, you have to then disregard the height in shoes. Football players don’t play without cleats and helmets, but the NFL combine doesn’t bother to list that silly measurement.



    • davisfeathers
      10:31 am May 17, 2019 Permalink

      yes but they never stand under the rim without shoes on, so in basketball it only matters how tall they are with shoes on



    • ClutchCargo
      1:24 pm May 17, 2019 Permalink

      So someone could wear 70s style platform shoes and improve their combine measurements? It still doesn’t make sense to do that. Standing reach is way more relevant than height with shoes, imo.



  6. CalsCats3.0
    11:46 am May 17, 2019 Permalink

    Transfers are a weird element. Wiltjer was here two times longer than any of the one done players.

    Lee was in Lexington recently and was given the opportunity to sign the wall of former players.