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9/8/12 3:11 AM
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Forrest Spliffn
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If you can or can't , how tall are you? What do you think your vert is? What do you weigh?

If you can, what's your best dunk? Phone Post
9/8/12 11:32 AM
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I can touch rim, can't dunk a basketball, probably could dunk a golf ball or tennis ball though.

5'9' 150#
9/8/12 11:43 AM
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I touched the rim once at 5'9 and 160.
9/8/12 12:45 PM
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 Nope...Would love to be able to. Have touched rim. I am 5'-7".

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9/8/12 4:09 PM
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I'm 6' and 255 pounds. I can barely touch the rim.

As a 5'11", 185 pound wrestler in high school, I could easily dunk one-handed. Phone Post
9/8/12 4:12 PM
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5'7 155. No. Vert is about 24". Phone Post
9/8/12 5:08 PM
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5'9 about 177.

Could dunk in grade 12 until I sprained my ankle really bad.

Right now I can take one step and lay up the ball while touching my fingers off the rim.
9/8/12 5:21 PM
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5'6 ..155...nasty slap layup..but no can dunk..hands are too small anyway Phone Post
9/8/12 5:56 PM
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imkeithhernandez - 5'6 ..155...nasty slap layup..but no can dunk..hands are too small anyway Phone Post
Lmao. The backboard slap layup is the official dunk of the phillipines. Phone Post
9/8/12 6:10 PM
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I first dunked a full size ball at the start of grade 12. I was 20 when I started dunking in games. I was 6 ft 170 at the time. I was a one foot jumper and then spent about two years learning to jump off two feet after being inspired by Steve Francis in the dunk contest in 2000.

I am now 33 and finally started lifting, stretching and running about two years ago . Before I would only hoop. Thanks to actually training I'm up to 192 and have recently dunked it between the legs for the first time ever.

Information like the kind provided in this forum has me feeling better than ever. I wish I knew at 14 what I know now. Phone Post
9/8/12 6:20 PM
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Still pretty decent hops for being so short with trex arms though Phone Post
9/8/12 6:38 PM
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Yeah I lucked out with super long arms for my height. That's an often over looked factor in dunking Phone Post
9/8/12 8:58 PM
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I could dunk when I was in high school when I was 6'1" 175lbs.

But now I can't. I weigh about 250lbs and I would really hurt myself if I tried to dunk.

My vertical now is probably about 25". When I was in high school it was about 30".
9/9/12 2:47 AM
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When I looked into it before, loads of people were starting with claimed verts of over 30", which made me question whether they understood what they were talking about. To put it into perspective, I can jump high enough to do a back somersault with a 24" vert Phone Post
9/9/12 5:50 PM
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30" isn't very spectacular, at least not among basketball players.


In fact a fair percentage of basketball players have 30" verticals.
9/9/12 6:16 PM
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Here are some figures regarding the average vertical for the NBA:

NBA Vertical Jump by position

No step vert

PG: 29.4
SG: 29.7
SF: 29.7
PF: 28.5
C: 26.8

Max vert:

PG: 34.9
SG: 35
SF: 34.5
PF: 32.8
C: 30.7

Note: PG= Point Guard; SG= Shooting Guard; SF = Small Forward; PF= Power Forward; C=Center
9/9/12 6:21 PM
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Here's the 2012 NBA combine vertical scores:

Vertical Jump - no step



rank

height (inches)

player



1

38.0

Harrison Barnes



2

34.5

Damian Lillard



=3

34.0

Miles Plumlee



=3

34.0

Festus Ezeli



=5

33.5

Darius Johnson-Odom



=5

33.5

Marcus Denmon



=5

33.5

Jeff Taylor



=5

33.5

Arnett Moultrie



=9

33.0

Jordan Taylor



=9

33.0

Perry Jones



=9

33.0

Bradley Beal



=9

33.0

Darius Miller


Vertical Jump - max



rank

height (inches)

player



1

41.5

Darius Johnson-Odom



=2

40.5

Miles Plumlee



=2

40.5

Marquis Teague



=4

40.0

Marcus Denmon



=4

40.0

Jeff Taylor



=4

40.0

Tony Mitchell



=7

39.5

Harrison Barnes



=7

39.5

Damian Lillard



=7

39.5

Orlando Johnson



10

39.0

Bradley Beal
9/9/12 6:25 PM
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Sorry about the combine chart. It didn't post like I wanted.

Anyway the scores reflect low to mid 30s for no step verts and upper 30s to low 40s for max verts.
9/9/12 7:11 PM
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5'8 170 I can touch net lol Phone Post
9/9/12 7:42 PM
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I played in a game with the air up there and guy dupius a few years ago.

From court level the dunks they were doing were just SMH. These guys could hit their head on the rim without warming up.

The guys over 40" are complete freaks Phone Post
9/10/12 2:47 AM
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Mine is a no-step vert. Interesting that my 5'7 vert, which seems low on the internet, is approaching professional NBA numbers. I think I went from 23" to 25" after a 6 week vertical jump program by Joel Jamieson. Phone Post
9/10/12 5:31 AM
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Leigh -  When I looked into it before, loads of people were starting with claimed verts of over 30", which made me question whether they understood what they were talking about. To put it into perspective, I can jump high enough to do a back somersault with a 24" vert Phone Post

To be fair you don't need to jump high to do a back somersault.
9/10/12 6:29 AM
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Leigh -  When I looked into it before, loads of people were starting with claimed verts of over 30", which made me question whether they understood what they were talking about. To put it into perspective, I can jump high enough to do a back somersault with a 24" vert Phone Post

To be fair you don't need to jump high to do a back somersault.
No but you need to be reasonably explosive Phone Post
9/10/12 7:44 AM
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Are we talking about average people or professional athletes?
9/10/12 9:00 AM
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Leigh -  When I looked into it before, loads of people were starting with claimed verts of over 30", which made me question whether they understood what they were talking about. To put it into perspective, I can jump high enough to do a back somersault with a 24" vert Phone Post

To be fair you don't need to jump high to do a back somersault.
No but you need to be reasonably explosive Phone Post

And not tight in the hips either. I used to be able to do them back when i did gymnastics, but i'd probably land on my head if i tried it now.

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