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USA Men's Junior National Team Mini-Camp: Measurement Notes
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (4:11 PM CT, Wed October 18, 2017)
2018 post Bol Bol continues to grow and stretch out.
2018 post Bol Bol continues to grow and stretch out.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Colorado Springs, CO (Future150) -- The 2017 USA Men's Junior National Team Mini-Camp took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado two weeks ago, bringing in 54 of the top prospects nationally in the classes of 2018, 2019 & 2020, with one prospect in the 2021 class as well. Along with game play and drill stations taking place throughout the weekend, each camper went through measurement testing as well. Here are some interesting notes on what Future150 staff took from the measurement portion.

Prospects Still Growing & Lengthening

- 2020 New Jersey SG Jabri Abdur-Rahim has grown two inches over the past year, going from 6'5" in shoes last October to 6'7" in shoes a few weeks ago. As far as wingspan growth, he also improved from 6'8" to 6'9.5".

- 2018 Mater Dei (CA) post Bol Bol is the most unique prospect Future150 has scouted in the past several years, and he continues to grow and evolve. He measured 7'2" in shoes this October, with an eye-popping 7'5" wingspan.

- 2020 wing Greg Brown is also stretching out, and the Vandegrift (TX) prospect has improved his skills as well. From 2016 to 2017, his in-shoe measurements improved from 6'6" to 6'8". His wingspan has also grown to 6'10.5 in that time frame.

- Arguably the #1 prospect in the country in 2019, University School (FL) PF Vernon Carey shot up to 6'10" after measuring in at 6'9" last year. He also gained 20 pounds, now up to 265, while also improving his wingspan from 6'11.5" to 7'1". 

- Also in the conversation for #1 nationally in his class, 2019 Memphis East (TN) PF James Wiseman jumped from 6'10" to 7'0", added 18 pounds to his frame (now 228), and retained an impressive 7'4" wingspan.

- A prospect with one of the most impresssive motors we've seen in recent years, Higley (AZ) post Jason Harris measured in at 6'7.5" with an impressive 7'1.5" wingspan, which helps him to play much bigger than he is. Also an explosive athlete, he tracks as an elite forward in the 2020 class right now.

Prospects With Interesting Height/Wingspan Measurements

- 2019 Abington (PA) post Eric Dixon only checked in at 6'6.5", but registered a 6'10.5" wingspan in Colorado Springs. While he may be a tad on the short side for a post, there's no questioning his productivity, as he's coming off a monster AAU season, with length that will surely help him out at the next level.

- Guyer (TX) 2019 G De'Vion Harmon only measured 6'0", but made up for that measurement with a very impressive 6'6.5" wingspan. Another prospect with monster production over the past several years, don't expect it to slow down as he improves his skills.

- A lot of the buzz on Zion Williamson was that he only measured 6'6" in shoes, while weighing in at a heavy 272 pounds. While he does possess a 6'10.5" wingspan, he needs to work on his conditioning. However, his freaky athleticism was still on display in Colorado, as he was a dominant force, as usual.


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