Athletic Testing Results for Potential Warriors' Draft Picks

This guy. Stud. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The athletic testing results from the combine were (finally) released today. I want to give a quick rundown of how the guys we appear to be looking at with our pick performed. Some surprisingly well, and others not so much. See DraftExpress for the full database of measurements and test results.

No Step Vert

Barnes comes in 1st among all players at the combine. His standing vert is impressive, coming in a full 5" greater than PJIII. Interesting. John Henson came in with a disappointing 25.5", similar to what Greg Monroe measured at a couple years ago.

NAME

RANK

NOSTEP_VERT

Harrison Barnes

1

38.0

Perry Jones

9

33.0

Bradley Beal

11

33.0

Austin Rivers

14

32.5

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

17

32.0

Andre Drummond

20

31.5

Terrence Ross

24

31.0

Meyers Leonard

31

30.0

Tyler Zeller

32

30.0

Fab Melo

35

29.5

Terrence Jones

36

29.5

Jared Sullinger

38

29.5

Thomas Robinson

43

28.5

John Henson

56

25.5

Max Vert

Once again, Barnes comes out at the top of this group, although it's interesting that his max vert is only 1.5" greater than his standing vert. Seems hard to believe, but there it is on paper. Also, I had heard that Drummond came in with a 38" vert, but clearly that was just a bogus rumor.

NAME

RANK

MAX_VERT

Harrison Barnes

7

39.5

Bradley Beal

10

39.0

Perry Jones

11

38.5

Austin Rivers

14

37.5

Terrence Ross

15

37.5

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

27

35.5

Thomas Robinson

29

35.5

Terrence Jones

33

34.5

Tyler Zeller

34

34.0

Andre Drummond

38

33.5

Meyers Leonard

42

32.5

Fab Melo

49

31.0

Jared Sullinger

50

31.0

John Henson

54

30.0

Bench Reps

Leonard is a strong pup. But look at Barnes. Coming in tied with Robinson and ahead of Terrence Jones. Impressive (once again).

NAME

RANK

REPS

Meyers Leonard

2

19

Tyler Zeller

8

16

Harrison Barnes

11

15

Thomas Robinson

12

15

Terrence Jones

22

12

Perry Jones

23

11

Andre Drummond

28

10

Fab Melo

31

9

Jared Sullinger

32

9

Bradley Beal

35

8

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

40

6

John Henson

45

5

Terrence Ross

49

2

Austin Rivers

51

1

Agility

Incredible that Drummond comes in 1st among this group. He's a cat. No, wait. A Huskie. Whatever. Barnes, though. Man, this guy is an athletic testing wunderkind. Coming in second among this group. Predictably, Sullinger trails the pack. John Henson was listed as N/A for both agility and sprint.

NAME

RANK

AGILITY

Andre Drummond

10

10.83

Harrison Barnes

13

10.93

Bradley Beal

14

10.95

Tyler Zeller

22

11.13

Perry Jones

25

11.31

Meyers Leonard

27

11.34

Austin Rivers

35

11.54

Terrence Jones

37

11.57

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

43

11.77

Terrence Ross

44

11.78

Thomas Robinson

48

11.96

Fab Melo

50

12.14

Jared Sullinger

54

12.77

Sprint

Once again, Barnes comes out on top. Not only of the group, but the entire combine. Wow.

NAME

RANK

SPRINT

Harrison Barnes

1

3.16

Thomas Robinson

2

3.17

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

3

3.18

Perry Jones

7

3.19

Bradley Beal

17

3.28

Terrence Ross

18

3.28

Austin Rivers

23

3.32

Andre Drummond

31

3.39

Tyler Zeller

33

3.40

Terrence Jones

34

3.40

Meyers Leonard

37

3.41

Fab Melo

43

3.44

Jared Sullinger

55

3.81

Summary

There's not much to say other than Harrison Barnes had truly impressive combine results. I can't help but think this propels him to a top 5 pick. Wasn't this guy supposed to be only average in terms of athletic ability? If he's average, what are these other guys? Or is it a case of Barnes just being incredibly prepared for the combine? And if so, isn't that like a really, really good thing, in terms of demonstrating his work ethic? Something to chew on for sure.

One cautionary thought. Barnes' standing reach was measured at 8'5.5". That seems really low for a guy with his height and wingspan. One possibility I've heard chatted about (and see this interesting article from a few years back) is that some players actually "tank" their reach to make their vert look better. For example, perhaps, his reach is actually closer to 8'8.5", which would make his vert 35" as opposed to 38". By tanking the reach, it makes the player look more athletic with a higher vert.

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