The worst leapers ever at the draft combine

The worst leapers ever at the draft combine

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The worst leapers ever at the draft combine

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A basketball player’s leaping ability is among the most important skills they could have.

Hence, those who can’t jump very high tend not to last very long in the NBA, barring a few notable exceptions, while the better leapers have a higher chance of success.

As such, the NBA measures prospects’ leaping ability at the annual Draft Combine to get a sense of who are the best jumpers.

Below, the worst leapers ever at the NBA draft combine.

1. Mike Smith, 2000 and 2001

Mike Smith

Max vertical leap: 21 inches
Standing vertical leap: 33 inches

2. Pavel Podkolzin, 2003

Podkolzin

Max vertical leap: 22.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 19.5 inches

3. Dakari Johnson, 2015

Dakari Johnson

Max vertical leap: 25 inches
Standing vertical leap: 22.5 inches

4. Jackie Butler, 2004

Jackie Butler

Max vertical leap: 25 inches
Standing vertical leap: 23 inches

5. Nikola Vucevic, 2011

Nikola Vucevic, Philadelphia 76ers

Max vertical leap: 25 inches
Standing vertical leap: 23.5 inches

6. Uche Okafor, 2002

Max vertical leap: 25 inches
Standing vertical leap: 24.5 inches

7. Nick Sheppard, 2000 and 2001

Nick Sheppard

Max vertical leap: 25.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 23.5 inches

8. Jiri Hubalek, 2008

Jiri Hubalek

Max vertical leap: 26 inches
Standing vertical leap: 20.5 inches

9. Jared Reiner, 2004

Jared Reiner

Max vertical leap: 26 inches
Standing vertical leap: 22 inches

10. Solomon Alabi, 2010

Solomon Alabi

Max vertical leap: 26 inches
Standing vertical leap: 22.5 inches

11. Nate Williams, 2004

Nate Williams

Max vertical leap: 26 inches
Standing vertical leap: 23.5 inches

11. Robert Jackson, 2003

Robert Jackson

Max vertical leap: 26 inches
Standing vertical leap: 23.5 inches

13. Sean Kennedy, 2002

Sean Kennedy

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 22.5 inches

14. Tom Timmermans, 2004

Tom Timmermans

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 23 inches

15. Luke Schenscher, 2005

Luke Schenscher

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 23.5 inches

16. Mario Boggan, 2007

Mario Boggan

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 24 inches

16. Brian Butch, 2008

Brian Butch

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 24 inches

16. Peter John Ramos, 2004

Peter John Ramos

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 24 inches

19. Artsiom Parakhouski, 2010

Artsiom Parakhouski

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches

20. Yemi Nicholson, 2006

Yemi Nicholson

Max vertical leap: 26.5 inches
Standing vertical leap: 26 inches

21. Vladimir Golubovic, 2008

Vladimir Golubovic

Max vertical leap: 27 inches
Standing vertical leap: 21.5 inches

21. Jason Klotz, 2005

Jason Klotz

Max vertical leap: 27 inches
Standing vertical leap: 21.5 inches

23. Curtis Borchardt, 2002

Curtis Borchardt

Max vertical leap: 27 inches
Standing vertical leap: 24 inches

24. Taylor Coppenrath, 2005

Taylor Coppenrath

Max vertical leap: 27 inches
Standing vertical leap: 24.5 inches

25. Keith Brumbaugh, 2008

Keith Brumbaugh

Max vertical leap: 27 inches
Standing vertical leap: 26 inches

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