ESPN Insider Article about thomas

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  1. clair

    clair Rockets

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    They recently did the "NBA combine" workouts where they measured all the prospects and did all the drills, and Tyrus was ranked the 21st best athlete in the draft, which is unheard of for a big man

    Here was his measurements:

    Standing Vertical: 34
    Running Vertical: 39.5
    185 Bench Press Reps: 8
    Lane Agility Test: 11.36 secs
    3 quarter court sprint: 3.2 secs

    Tyrus Thomas
    6'8 and a half
    217 lbs
    7'3 wingspan
    9'0 standing reach
    5.6% body fat

    the best athlete in the draft was rated David Noel
    #2 was Arkansas's Ronnie Brewer

    b/c it's a pay article, i won't post it all, but if you have a specific athlete in the draft you want, i'll post their times, etc
     
  2. gumborue

    gumborue Painfully Pessimistic

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    thx

    im surprised his vert isnt higher. supposedly david thompson from ncst in the 70s had a 41" vert. i cant even imagine it.
     
  3. clair

    clair Rockets

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    farmer from UCLA had a 42 inch
    Brewer a 41 inch

    ULL's stud Mitchell had 41.5

    Marcus Williams from Uconn had a 28 inch vertical, and had 12.4% body fat

    they said his stock is soaring down
     
  4. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    As I recall, Darrel Griffith from Louisville went 44" on the vertical.
     
  5. youcandoit1687

    youcandoit1687 Founding Member

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    40s are rare but do happen. especially for combines and things like that where players do things to specifically increase. mario williams had a 40.5, vernon davis had a 42, joe addai got 38.5. i wouldnt be surprised if tyrus could get more than 38. i swear, sometimes i thot the guy jumped 4 feet in the air lol
     
  6. clair

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    it's because he has a 9'0 reach/wingspan

    it's rare to see someone with arms like that jump so high
     
  7. Lil Jules

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    Ray Durham, the 2nd baseman, had a 44' vertical. He was with the Birmingham Barrons when Michael Jordan was there, and supposedly he could outjump MJ.
     

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