The NBA combine isn’t nearly as popular as the NFL combine, but it still holds some value — especially for the basketball prospects trying to edge their way into the second-round range. It’s easier to be drafted in football, which has seven rounds. The NBA Draft only has two rounds of 30 picks.
That’s why it’s extremely important to ace your workouts and team interviews while you’re at the NBA combine to solidify your shot at being drafted.
Pat Connaughton is making the most of his time there. He’s taken the old stereotype of “white men can’t jump” and shattered it to millions of pieces. His 44-inch vertical leap is one of the highest in the combine’s history.
In the Pat Connaughton Scouting Report… We going “Deceptively Athletic” or “Explosive Athlete” pic.twitter.com/5sqKDPrUF9
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Connaughton had a nice career for Notre Dame, but now he’s trying to make a name for himself at the next level. He’s off to a pretty good start.