# How do they measure NBA wingspan?

## How do they measure NBA wingspan?

To calculate a prospect’s wingspan differential, we took their measured arm length from fingertip to fingertip and divided by their height with shoes. Since the game is played on court in shoes, we chose this as our as preferred height measurement standard.

## How is wingspan measured?

Arm span or reach (sometimes referred to as wingspan, or spelled “armspan”) is the physical measurement of the length from one end of an individual’s arms (measured at the fingertips) to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a 90° angle.

## What is a 7 foot wingspan?

The wingspan (or just span) of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip. Former professional basketball player Manute Bol stands at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and owns one of the largest wingspans at 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m).

## How long is Scottie Pippen wingspan?

2.21 m
Scottie Pippen/Wingspan
He measured at 6′ 7.25″ in shoes with a 6′ 11″ wingspan and 8′ 7″ standing reach, and while not known as an exceptional defender, it helps a bit that Wieskamp tested as one of the better all-around athletes at the combine.

## How big are Kobe Bryant’s hands?

Kobe Bryant Bryant’s hands have been measured to be roughly nine inches in length. At 6’6″, this is somewhat average by NBA standards; they are certainly not impressive. Kobe can palm the ball but he can’t “palm palm the ball” (in his own words) like Dr J or MJ.

## What is the average arm span of a 13 year old?

Average arm span, by age

Age (years) Girls Boys
cm
12 154.54 155.34
13 158.97 162.99
14 159.47 169.74

## What was the longest wingspan in NBA history?

The wingspan of Manute Bol , at 8 feet 6 inches (2.59 m), is (as of 2013) the longest in NBA history, and his vertical reach was 10 feet 5 inches (3.18 m).

## What is the longest human wingspan?

The longest wingspan of all time is held by Manute Bol, at 8’6″ long. Shorter Wingspans. According to a study in 2011, only two NBA players had wingspans shorter than their height: Yao Ming (since retired) and J.J. Redick. Ming is 7’6″ tall with a wingspan of 7’5″. Redick is 6’4″ tall and has a wingspan of 6’3″.

## What is the ratio of height to wingspan?

The proportion of wingspan to height is found by dividing the wingspan of the person over their measured height. Graphically the proportion of height to wingspan is represented by coefficient A on the proportional fit equation, y=A*x, shown on the Wingspan vs Height graph. The proportion was found to be 1.023.

## What is Carmelo Anthony’s wingspan?

Carmelo Anthony measured just 6-7½ with shoes. He was 6-6¼ without them. He does have a nice, 7-foot wingspan. Also a few teams questioned his weight. He weighed 234 in Chicago, about 14 pounds above his listed playing weight of 220 at Syracuse.