The Nike Hoops Summit is officially gearing up, and the participants’ testing results and measurements are slowly trickling out from the event.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Canada) and Nick Richards (Jamaica) are representing the Wildcats for the World team, and both players managed to turn heads with their impressive measurements.
Check out Draft Expresses measurements and thoughts on the future Cats:
Height (w/shoes): 6’11.75
Hand Length: 9.25
Hand Width: 9.5
Standing Reach: 9’0.5
Kentucky commit Nick Richards has grown a bit since last summer and posted the highest standing vertical leap among players in this group, a fairly impressive feet for a center. His 30 inch standing vertical leap ranks among the top marks recorded by a center all-time. Having grown a bit and packing on some muscle since last summer, Richards is one of the more impressive big men from a physical perspective in the high school game at this point.
Height (w/shoes): 6’6
Hand Length: 8.5
Hand Width: 9.0
Standing Reach: 8’6
Fellow Kentucky commit Shai Alexander measured very well here standing 6’6 with a 6’10.5 wingspan, both small, but relevant, improvements from the marks he was credited with at last spring’s Biosteel All-Canadian Game. A tremendously talented, but somewhat raw guard with high upside, Alexander has tremendous size for either guard spot, but particularly the point guard position if John Calipari ultimately decides that’s where the Toronto’s native’s future will be long-term. From a physical perspective, he’s similar to Shaun Livingston who measured 6’7 in shoes with a 6’11 wingspan and a 186 pound frame at the 2004 NBA Pre-Draft Camp.
We will post measurements for the Wildcats on Team USA when they are released.