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NBA Combine Day One Recap

Highlighting the news around the NBA combine and breaking down the players who helped their case on Thursday

Thursday marked the official beginning of the NBA combine, with players participating in scrimmages and going through drills. Here are some of the measurements that stood out:

Wingspan:

Tacko Fall-8’2.25″ (7’7″ Height)

Bol Bol-7’7″ (7’2.5″ Height)

Talen Horton-Tucker-7’1.25″ (6’4″ Height)

Nassir Little-7’1.25″ (6’6″ Height)

Romeo Langford-6’11” (6’6″ Height)

Bruno Fernando-7’3.25″ (6’10.25″ Height)

PJ Washington-7’2.25″ (6’8″ Height)

Max Vertical Leap:

Brandon Clarke: 40.5″

Jalen Lecque: 43″

Jordan Bone: 42.5″

Jared Harper: 40.5″

Tremont Waters: 40.5″

Dewan Hernandez: 35.5″

In addition to taking their measurements and going through drills, players also participated in 5 on 5 games with most of the projected first round picks not taking part in the scrimmages. By not having many of the top prospects playing in these games, it gives other players a chance to show what they can do. Here are the prospects that helped their case and those who did not play well on day one through the drills and scrimmages:

Luka Samanic: The Croatian teenager played well showing his versatility at 6’11” both putting the ball on the floor, and being able to spot up and hit a jumper.

Nassir Little: Did not compete in the 5 on 5 but he did shoot the ball well in drills, showing that he has the capability to expand his game further than what he was able to show at North Carolina.

Tremont Waters: Lit it up in the shooting drills being the best shooter from multiple spots, and with his strong athletic measurements he definitely helped himself.

Kris Wilkes: Played well in the 5 on 5 scoring 16 points in 24 minutes.

• Dewan Hernandez: Scored 14 points in the scrimmage and put up solid numbers in the drills/measurements.

Nicolas Claxton: Claxton had solid measurements and blocked 7 shots in the scrimmage showing his defensive capabilities.

Jaylen Nowell: Scored 10 points in the 5 on 5 with a nice dunk, helping his case as a scorer going forwards.

Quentin Grimes: Showed off his offensive abilities in the 5 on 5 being able to create separation, and he shot the ball well in drills.

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