The best-performing stars ever at the Draft Combine

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The best-performing stars ever at the Draft Combine

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The best-performing stars ever at the Draft Combine

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Keep in mind many stars skipped draft combine drills, so it’s not as comprehensive a list as it could be.

But among those who did go through the process, these were the best who eventually became All-Stars.

To measure the best performances, we took the percentile scores for each All-Star in the following drills: lane-agility drill, three-quarter sprint, standing vertical leap, max vertical leap and max bench press.

Check out the interesting results below.

1
Isaiah Thomas

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 96.92 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 87.02 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 73.41 percentile
Max vertical leap: 91.17 percentile
Max bench press: 64.96 percentile

Average: 82.70 percentile

2
James Harden

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 69.39 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 88.74 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 73.41 percentile
Max vertical leap: 73.15 percentile
Max bench press: 87.60 percentile

Average: 78.51 percentile

3
Jimmy Butler

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 67.98 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 84.94 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 78.90 percentile
Max vertical leap: 87.32 percentile
Max bench press: 73.56 percentile

Average: 78.34 percentile

4
Mike Conley

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 33.24 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 94.19 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 97.58 percentile
Max vertical leap: 92.52 percentile
Max bench press: 64.96 percentile

Average: 76.50 percentile

5
Victor Oladipo

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 90.90 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 57.32 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 86.32 percentile
Max vertical leap: 97.22 percentile
Max bench press: 77.85 percentile

Average: 75.44 percentile

6
Donovan Mitchell

Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 39.54 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 99.00 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 98.57 percentile
Max vertical leap: 92.52 percentile
Max bench press: 44.88 percentile

Average: 72.28 percentile

7
Blake Griffin

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 79.01 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 45.91 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 78.90 percentile
Max vertical leap: 59.05 percentile
Max bench press: 97.60 percentile

Average: 72.09 percentile

8
Kemba Walker

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 83.38 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 82.28 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 78.90 percentile
Max vertical leap: 88.96 percentile
Max bench press: 26.53 percentile

Average: 72.01 percentile

9
Derrick Rose

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 30.01 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 97.98 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 94.73 percentile
Max vertical leap: 91.17 percentile
Max bench press: 44.88 percentile

Average: 71.71 percentile

10
Russell Westbrook

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 77.01 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 95.34 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 57.88 percentile
Max vertical leap: 68.16 percentile
Max bench press: 58.18 percentile

Average: 71.31 percentile

11
Dwyane Wade

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Lane agility: 95.42 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 95.34 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 73.41 percentile
Max vertical leap: 53.42 percentile
Max bench press: 38.60 percentile

Average: 71.24 percentile

12
Jeff Teague

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 72.28 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 78.48 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 62.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 68.16 percentile
Max bench press: 64.96 percentile

Average: 69.36 percentile

13
Damian Lillard

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 65.76 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 30.13 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 94.73 percentile
Max vertical leap: 88.96 percentile
Max bench press: 64.96 percentile

Average: 68.91 percentile

14
Josh Howard

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Lane agility: 82.02 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 94.19 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 86.32 percentile
Max vertical leap: 68.16 percentile
Max bench press: 13.80 percentile

Average: 68.90 percentile

15
Chris Paul

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 70.20 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 65.49 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 78.90 percentile
Max vertical leap: 80.84 percentile
Max bench press: 44.88 percentile

Average: 68.06 percentile

16
Deron Williams

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Lane agility: 84.96 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 57.32 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 57.88 percentile
Max vertical leap: 53.42 percentile
Max bench press: 77.85 percentile

Average: 66.28 percentile

17
Bradley Beal

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 79.01 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 45.91 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 86.32 percentile
Max vertical leap: 87.32 percentile
Max bench press: 32.07 percentile

Average: 66.13 percentile

18
David Lee

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Lane agility: 86.32 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 75.68 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 62.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 28.35 percentile
Max bench press: 72.56 percentile

Average: 65.17 percentile

19
Kevin Love

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 64.33 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 65.49 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 51.89 percentile
Max vertical leap: 53.42 percentile
Max bench press: 90.50 percentile

Average: 65.13 percentile

20
Brandon Roy

Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Lane agility: 66.91 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 50.07 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 92.80 percentile
Max vertical leap: 92.52 percentile
Max bench press: 21.57 percentile

Average: 64.77 percentile

21
Amare Stoudemire

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Lane agility: 62.97 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 57.32 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 78.90 percentile
Max vertical leap: 59.50 percentile
Max bench press: 58.18 percentile

Average: 63.28 percentile

22
Devin Harris

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Lane agility: 73.35 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 75.68 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 62.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 73.15 percentile
Max bench press: 17.02 percentile

Average: 60.43 percentile

23
Dwight Howard

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 61.53 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 87.02 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 62.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 59.05 percentile
Max bench press: 26.53 percentile

Average: 59.41 percentile

24
Devin Booker

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 99.50 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 45.91 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 26.94 percentile
Max vertical leap: 48.50 percentile
Max bench press: 32.07 percentile

Average: 57.65 percentile

25
Stephen Curry

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Lane agility: 71.35 percentile
Three-quarter sprint: 45.91 percentile
Standing vertical leap: 51.89 percentile
Max vertical leap: 59.05 percentile
Max bench press: 44.88 percentile

Average: 54.61 percentile

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