Victor Oladipo recorded a 33" standing vertical leap and a 42" max vertical at the NBA draft combine.
Already known to have tremendous athletic ability, Oladipo solidified his athleticism with this showing. Other notable players from previous drafts with a 42" max vertical or better include Nate Robinson and Iman Shumpert.
Cody Zeller recorded a standing vertical leap of 35.5" at the draft combine.
It's the highest mark for someone 6'9" or above in the last decade. While this will pump some life into his draft stock for the time being, it's unclear how much this will actually contribute to where he's drafted.
Kentucky C Nerlens Noel (knee) weighed in at just 206 pounds at the NBA's Combine Thursday.
Noel was 6-foot-11 1/2 in his shoes, a full inch taller than last year's No. 1 pick, Anthony Davis. The difference is that "The Brow" was 222 pounds -- and that was still way too thin to handle what goes on in the NBA's paint. Noel might have the most upside in the draft, but he's coming off an ACL tear, is extremely primitive offensively and badly needs to gain weight.
Shabazz Muhammad was unimpressive during Thursday's NBA draft combine.
Muhammad "did not impress, according to several scouts," and we're beginning to hear Muhammad's name as one that could fall on draft night. Once seen as a certain lottery pick, it's possible, but not probable, that the UCLA product could fall far enough to be drafted outside the first 14 picks. He has time to improve his standing, but it's not an ideal start.
C.J. McCollum "could be this year's Dion Waiters," sources told Fox Sports Ohio.
The report is in reference to McCollum potentially becoming a "surprise pick early in the lottery." Despite missing the majority of the season with a foot injury, scouts are reportedly intrigued with his game. McCollum was reportedly very impressive in the interview process, but it's too early to tell where he might land.
Michigan PG Trey Burke officially measured in at 6-foot 1 1/4 with shoes on at the NBA's Combine Thursday.
Burke was 5-foot-11 3/4 without shoes. It's not an ideal measurement, but it's a little bigger than what we expected after he was listed at 6-foot-1 at Michigan. Most college teams bump up their player's heights by an inch or two. Now a legit 6-footer, Burke is an excellent bet to go in the top-5 of June's draft. He's coming off a National Player of the Year campaign and carried Michigan on his back to the Championship Game.
Ben McLemore said he met with the Cavs, Timberwolves and Pelicans on Wednesday and plans to talk to the Magic and Bobcats on Thursday.
Orlando, which has the most ping-pong balls in Tuesday's Draft Lottery, is reportedly in love with McLemore. If the Magic don't snag the top pick, they'll have to hope they remain near the stop since McLemore is widely expected to be a top-three selection in June's draft.