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Tyler Herro Records Shortest Wingspan at NBA Combine

Tyler Herro possesses one of the finest shooting motions you’ll ever see out of an NBA prospect. But one thing you don’t notice when watching him nail triple after triple is that his arms are unusually small for a player his size.

According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, Herro recorded the shortest wingspan measurement of any player at this year’s NBA combine. Standing at 6-foot-6 with shoes on, Herro’s wingspan topped out at 6-foot-3.

It’s incredibly rare to see a prospect – especially one as gifted as Herro – with a wingspan that is significantly shorter than his height. Typically, a shorter wingspan is comparable to when a player’s height and arms equal in length. However, Herro wasn’t blessed with that attribute and it doesn’t appear to have hampered his shooting abilities one bit. The only area it will noticeably hurt him is on defense when he’s swiping for loose balls and guarding quicker and smaller guards.

P.J. Washington actually recorded one of the longest wingspans at the Combine. His wingspan stretches past seven-feet despite him standing at 6-foot-6 without shoes.

There was always this (unnecessary) red flag surrounding Julius Randle and his “Tyrannosaurus Rex” build. Randle has obviously since become a dominant player in the paint despite his “small wingspan” (talking down on Randle’s 6-foot-11 wingspan compared to his 6-foot-9 height is just nit-picking, anyway). Randle could use longer arms to help protect the rim, but he never came into the league with the identity of being an elite shot blocker.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for Tyler Herro Records Shortest Wingspan at NBA Combine

  1. Cokely53
    8:30 pm May 24, 2019 Permalink

    Zack this old news that has already been reported on this site and talked about on the show.

  2. Smyrna_Cat
    9:10 pm May 24, 2019 Permalink

    So what. This is indeed old news. And what difference does it make? Does it impact how he shoots?

  3. kuhlkat
    10:19 pm May 24, 2019 Permalink

    Old news…lazy journalism