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NBA Draft Combine: All-time combine records for max vertical leap

The NBA Draft Combine is a multi-day event, usually conducted around a month before the NBA Draft.

The Draft prospects - mostly college basketball stars - are measured, taken for medical tests, interviewed and asked to perform multiple drills including various athletic tests and shooting drills in front of an audience of coaches, general managers, and scouts from multiple NBA teams.

One of the most interesting physical tests that the prospects have to undergo and receives the most eyeballs is the vertical leap.

MORE: Measurements, results & standout performers from 2021 NBA Draft Combine

In 2021, the max vertical leap was back among the headlines as Keon Johnson, a guard out of Tennessee, broke the all-time combine record.

He recorded a 48-inch vertical leap, comfortably breaking the previous record of 45.5 inches. That's not all, another 2021 prospect broke into the top three.

So, without further ado, here's a look at the athletes that rank among the top 10 for vertical leap:

Year Name Height Standing vertical leap Max vertical leap
2021 Keon Johnson 6'5" 41.5 48.0
2001 Kenny Gregory 6'5" 39.5 45.5
2017 Hamidou Diallo 6'5" 34.5 44.5
2021 Jericho Sims 6'10" 37.0 44.5
2015 Pat Connaughton 6'5" 37.5 44.0
2016 Kay Felder 5'9" 35.5 44.0
2013 Shane Larkin 5'11" 34.5 44.0
2020 Cassius Stanley 6'6" 34.5 44.0
2020 Tyler Bey 6'7" 37.0 43.5
2004 Timmy Bowers 6'2" 37.0 43.5
2014 Markel Brown 6'3" 36.5 43.5

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