USA Basketball released the measurements for the players selected to try out of the 2015 U19 National Team today.Click here
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-Standing 6'10 in shoes with a 7'3 wingspan and a now-227-pound frame, Harry Giles
has terrific physical attributes for a power forward. He's added nearly two inches of height and 24 pounds since his first USA Basketball measurement in 2012. He now compares favorably from a size (but not athletic) standpoint to Amare Stoudemire who measured 6'10 with a 7'1.75 wingspan and a 233-pound frame coming out of high school. The following NBA power forwards have 7'3+ wingspans and 9'1+ standing reaches like Giles: Taj Gibson
, Adreian Payne
, Derrick Favors
, Clint Capela
, Nene, LaMarcus Aldridge
, John Henson
, Elton Brand
-San Diego State freshman Malik Pope
measured 6'9 in shoes with a 7'2 wingspan and a 212-pound frame. His standing reach of 9'0.75 places him in elite company. Only two NBA small forwards have a standing reach over 9'0.5: Kevin Durant
and Austin Daye
. Similarly, only a handful of small forwards have a wingspan over 7'2: Durant, Daye, Trevor Ariza
, James Jones
, Anthony Randolph
, Rudy Gay
, Kawhi Leonard
, Al-Farouq Aminu
, Jerami Grant
, Damien Inglis
, and Shawne Williams
while even fewer stand at least 6'8 without shoes: Steve Novak
, Mike Dunleavy
, David Wear
, Chandler Parsons
, Quincy Miller
, Durant, and Daye. Pope was one of the first players cut from the camp by Sean Miller and his staff, but his physical attributes and skill-level indicate he will be watched very closely by NBA scouts as a sophomore at SDSU.
-Standout small forward Josh Jackson
has nice size for a small forward at 6'8.25 in shoes with an average 6'9.75 wingspan and a 203-pound frame he's added 19 points to since the summer of 2013. Likely playing some shooting guard at the NBA level down the road thanks to his ball-handling and passing ability, Jackson's 8'9.75 standing reach is outstanding for that position, just a little over an inch below that of Paul George
's 8'11 mark from 2010 and well above the average for a first round pick drafted SF of 8'8. Shooting guards on average have an 8'4 reach, so if Jackson can find a consistent outside shot, he will have a significant advantage at that position.
-Kentucky signee Isaiah Briscoe
measured 6'2.25 barefoot with a 6'9.5 wingspan at 216 pounds. He's trimmed four pounds of weight from his last USA Basketball measurement in 2014, which is a major point of emphasis for him with his somewhat stocky frame. He has outstanding size for a point guard, as the only other notable point guards in our database with wingspans over 6'9 and standing reaches over 100-inches include Dante Exum Shaun Livingston
, Tony Wroten
, Tyreke Evans
, and John Wall
. Briscoe is considered somewhat of a combo, but has spent quite a bit of time with the ball in his hands at the high school and AAU level, and will need to play a major playmaking role for this squad which lacks much in the way of elite guards.
-The youngest player in this group, 16 year old Seventh Woods
has grown 2.5 inches over the past 3 years. The tremendously athletic guard now stands a hair under 6'2 in shoes with an uninspiring 6'3.5 wingspan.
-Standing 6'4 without shoes with an average 6'6 wingspan, Arizona signee Allonzo Trier
tipped the scales at 207 pounds, 8 more than he did just a few months ago at the Nike Hoop Summit.
-UCLA's Thomas Welsh
was the tallest player in Colorado Springs, standing 7-0 barefoot. Only Rudy Gobert
, Andrea Bargnani
, and Aaron Gray
can say the same among NBA players at the moment. Unfortunately Welsh's wingspan is also 7-0, but his 9-3 standing reach is gigantic. Only 18 players who played in the NBA last year (who have DX measurements) registered a 9'3 standing reach or better. At 241 pounds, he already has a decent build as well.
has grown nearly three inches and added 25 pounds to his frame since his first USA Basketball experience as a 14-year old three years ago. Tatum isn't quite as long as Otto Porter
, but at 6'8 in shoes with a 200 pound frame and 6'10.5 wingspan shares some similarities physically with the Wizards small forward who measured 6'8.5 in shoes with a 200-pound frame and 7'1.5 wingspan in 2013 at the NBA Draft Combine. Only 17 years old, Tatum could conceivably continue to grow in the coming years.
-Georgetown freshman L.J. Peak
stands only 6'3 without shoes, but has a terrific 6'9.5 wingspan.
-Purdue's Vince Edwards
has nice size for a small forward prospect standing 6'8 in shoes with a 7'0 wingspan, and a 225-pound frame. Edwards isn't the same caliber of player, but shares some physical similarity with Carmelo Anthony
who measured 6'7.5 in shoes with a 7'0 wingspan and 233-pound frame in 2003 coming out of Syracuse.