The best leapers ever at the draft combine

The best leapers ever at the draft combine

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The best leapers ever at the draft combine

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Although it’s not the only important skill, a basketball player’s leaping ability has to rank among the most crucial towards determining future potential success.

That’s why, at the annual NBA draft combine, prospects get their max vertical leap measured every year.

Below, check out the best-recorded leapers ever at the event.

1. Hamidou Diallo, 2017

Hamidou Diallo

Max vertical leap: 44.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 34.5 inches

2. Pat Connaughton, 2015

Pat Connaughton, Portland Trail Blazers

Max vertical leap: 44 inches
Standing vertical leap: 37.5 inches

3. Kay Felder, 2016

Kay Felder

Max vertical leap: 44 inches
Standing vertical leap: 35.5 inches

4. Shane Larkin, 2013

Shane Larkin

Max vertical leap: 44 inches
Standing vertical leap: 34.5 inches

5. Tim Bowers, 2004

Tim Bowers

Max vertical leap: 43.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 37 inches

6. Demetrius Jackson, 2016

Demetrius Jackson

Max vertical leap: 43.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 37.5 inches

7. Markel Brown, 2014

Markel Brown

Max vertical leap: 43.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 36.5 inches

8. Nate Robinson, 2004

Nate Robinson, New York Knicks

Max vertical leap: 43.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 35.5 inches

9. Justin Anderson, 2015

Justin Anderson

Max vertical leap: 43 inches
Standing vertical leap: 38 inches

10. Marcus Thornton, 2015

Marcus Alexander Thornton

Max vertical leap: 43 inches
Standing vertical leap: 34.5 inches

11. Keifer Sykes, 2015

Keifer Sykes

Max vertical leap: 43 inches
Standing vertical leap: 34 inches

12. Matt Santangelo, 2000 and 2001

Matt Santangelo

Max vertical leap: 43 inches
Standing vertical leap: 33.5 inches

13. Alex Scales, 2000 and 2001

Alex Scales

Max vertical leap: 42.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 38.5 inches

14. Speedy Claxton, 2000 and 2001

Speedy Claxton

Max vertical leap: 42.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 36 inches

15. Iman Shumpert, 2011

Iman Shumpert

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 36.5 inches

16. Patrick Ewing Jr., 2008

Patrick Ewing Jr

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 35 inches

17. Donte DiVincenzo, 2018 and 2019

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 34.5 inches

17. Frank Jackson, 2017

Frank Jackson, New Orleans Pelicans

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 34.5 inches

19. Jordan Farmar, 2006

Jordan Farmar

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 33.5 inches

20. Josh Okogie, 2018 and 2019

Josh Okogie

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 33 inches

20. Victor Oladipo, 2013

Victor Oladipo

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 33 inches

22. Ben McLemore, 2013

Ben McLemore

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 32.5 inches

23. Josh Selby, 2011

Josh Selby

Max vertical leap: 42 inches
Standing vertical leap: 29.5 inches

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