When we check at the NBA combine, we can see that a player's running vert is 4-9 inches higher than their standing vert. Given that the greatest NFL players have a standing vertical of 45-46 inches, I can easily see them running up to 50-52 inches. And since height is highly correlated with size, it's not hard to imagine some large player reaching 7-feet tall.
Now, this doesn't mean every 7-foot player will run up high, but it does show that there's room for growth in basketball. Especially since many large men tend to focus more on defense than offense, they're usually better suited for being role players rather than stars.
While it's possible that a player like [Bobby] Durant could reach 7-feet tall, it's more likely that someone like [Kevin] Love will end up being the first one to reach that height. Since height is such an important factor for defenders, teams wouldn't want to risk losing them by letting them go over the line. As for centers, only Marc Gasol and Clint Capela meet the height requirement, so if you want to see someone taller than either of them, you'll have to look elsewhere.
In conclusion, yes, a 52-inch vertical is good. But it may not be good enough to make anyone believe that you've reached your maximum height potential.
Basketball. The average NBA vertical leap is 28" (71 cm)....
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The average vertical leap in the NBA is 28 inches. This is no minor effort; 28 inches is an excellent height that would put the typical individual to shame. To put this number into perspective, only about 1 in 10 men can even come close to making such a jump.
The average male basketball player stands 6 feet 4 inches tall. So, even if they were able to achieve their maximum potential vertical leap, it would only be about 2 feet 8 inches. This means that more than half of all men could not even reach the floor with a basketball tied to their ankles!
However, even some elite athletes are not capable of achieving their maximum potential vertical leap. This is because the human body is limited by its structure and how it develops. For example, someone with very long legs has an advantage over someone with not as long limbs. Also, certain muscles and joints may limit what someone can do with their body. For example, a player who relies mostly on their leg muscles for jumping might be able to go higher but then lose strength in their arms or back when trying to catch a ball or block a shot.
In conclusion, the best vertical in the NBA is between 24 and 30 inches. Anyone who can jump higher than this will have an advantage over those who cannot.
Wilt Chamberlain (48 inches/1.22m) and Michael Jordan (46 inches/1.17m) are basketball players. Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain had the biggest vertical leap in NBA history, standing 48 inches tall. He also set a record by scoring 100 points in a game. Michael Jordan is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he was born on Michael Jordan Day (February 23rd). His career statistics include 10 seasons with at least 20 points per game and 2 seasons with at least 3 assists per game.
James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. The sport's popularity rose after Wilt Chamberlain debuted for the Philadelphia Warriors in 1955. James Naismith died in February 2005 at the age of 103.
Women's basketball first appeared on the Olympics stage in 1948. It was not until 1976 that women were allowed to play in the Olympic games as full members of the team. Women's basketball became an official Olympic sport in 1984. In 2008, they were given their own tournament, the Women's Basketball Tournament of the Olympic Games.
There have been many records set in basketball over the years.