As we can see, almost 50% of the basketball players have a reach-to-height ratio of between 1.32 and 1.35. The median basketball player in the NBA Draft Combine has a standing reach about 1.335 times as long as their height. This means the average 6 ft tall basketball player should have a standing reach around 8 feet.
How high can NBA players touch?
Other NBA players set the bar higher
Considering the average human has a leap of about 20 inches, which goes to 30 inches in the NBA with the average maximum vertical at 32 inches, finding players with a vertical leap of 40 inches is both rare and impressive! But, the NBA has plenty of such guys.
How high can NBA players dunk?
To dunk, you’ll need to be jumping around 35 inches high, which would be considered impressive even in professional sports. In the NBA there are players who consistently produce 40+ inch running vertical jumps that enable them to perform spectacular dunks in games.
Was MJ really 6 6?
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest NBA player of all time. However, the 6’6″ former Chicago Bulls star did not come from a family of giants. In fact, none of his immediate family members were above six feet in height. His dad was no more than 5’9″, and his mom was around 5’5″.