Denzel Valentine NBA Combine 2016: Measurements, Analysis and Draft Projection

May 13th, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

Denzel Valentine's journey to the NBA is officially underway.

The Michigan State Spartans star and this year's Associated Press Player of the Year took part in some drills for the NBA Draft Combine on Friday. Here's a rundown of his measurements and more.

Valentine did not take part in any shooting drills through the first two days, and it's undetermined whether or not he'll do so in the final two days in Chicago. He participated in agility and strength drills for the most part, and there's some good mixed with bad.

Of the players who participated in drills thus far, Valentine recorded the fourth-fastest lane agility time at 10.51 seconds. His shuttle run (3.22 seconds) and three-quarter sprint (3.46 seconds) rated among the bottom half of prospects at the combine.

Valentine's standing vertical leap was 27 inches, 11.5 inches fewer than the top mark, and his max vertical leap capped at 32 inches.

Valentine was not known as an athletic specimen at Michigan State, so those vertical numbers don't come as a surprise. It's his scoring and playmaking that make Valentine one of the better all- ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.