MarShon Brooks measured 6’5.25″ in shoes, with a 7’1″ wingspan. That’s the longest wingspan of any prospect in the history of the draft that measured 6’5.25″ or shorter, according to DraftExpress’s database.
Brooks scored 24.6 points per game in his last season at Providence, second in the NCAA to 10th overall pick and future Presidential candidate Jimmer Fredette.
Against Notre Dame on February 23rd, Brooks shot 20-28 en route to a 52-point outburst – tied for the most points in a single game by any player last year.
Although he attended high school in Georgia, Brooks’s birthplace is Long Branch, New Jersey.
Hand measurements are a relatively new thing in the NBA Draft, but a quick calculation (height * width) finds Brooks to have a “hand area” of 94.5 inches. To compare, Sacramento Kings C and general giant DeMarcus Cousins’s hand area is 92.5″. Derrick Favors’s is 80.9″.
I’m going to shock you here: Jordan Williams is not much of an athlete. He recorded a max vertical of 30.5″ at the combine, putting him in the same range as underwhelming athletes Trey Tompkins, Kyle Singler, and Jamie Skeen.
With that said, Williams has gotten in better shape. After tipping the scales at 260 and above during the season, Williams weighed in at 247 pounds at the combine, and has trimmed even more fat since then.
Williams led the ACC in rebounding and ranked third overall in the country, snaring 11.8 per game. He pulled down 15 or more boards on seven different occasions this season, including a 19-rebound game against UNC.
Williams put up 25 double-doubles last year in 33 games, including ten 20-10 games.