Wednesday, June 04, 2008

All Aboard the Joe Alexander Bandwagon

If you haven't seen Joe Alexander's combine numbers let me put them into comparison for you. He recorded the second fastest 3/4 court sprint at 2.99 seconds. He was the second strongest guy in benchpress (185 lbs - 24 times). He had the seventh highest vertical jump at 38.5 inches.

Sonny Weems was the only guy faster than Joe Alexander at 2.98 seconds. Josh Duncan was the only one stronger at 26 reps. Patrick Ewing Jr., Eric Gordon, OJ Mayo, Deron Washington, Derrick Rose, and Mike Taylor were the only guys who jumped higher.

Sidebar: Patrick Ewing Jr. had the highest vert at 42 inches, but he only benchpressed 185lbs two times. OJ Mayo was second with 41 inches. Derrick Rose and Eric Gordon both had a 40 inch vertical.

Finally Joe Alexander measured in at 6'8 with a 7'0 wingspan. He weighs 220 and will be able to add 15 lbs of muscle before the season begins. If this guy isn't a top ten pick some scouts will be fired by next summer.


Blogger Runs With One Horse said...

This post has nothing to do with intramurals. Take it down.

June 4, 2008 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger A Real Scientist said...

i was impressed with him as he helped carry wvu during the tournament...the one for which i won the yahoo pool whose participants also included many readers and contributors of this blog. just wanted to remind everyone of the total fantasy dominance i have enjoyed in the past year.

June 5, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Runs With Two Horses said...

Talk about not your average Joe! Right? Get ready for a boat load of stories about honing his skills in Japan before Huggins came into his life.

I also saw that despite Beasley being listed at 6'10" last season, he only measured 6'7" in bare feet. His product on the court is outstanding, but three inches difference is a pretty big deal (that's what she said). Rose also measured in at a modest 6'1" in bare feet.

June 5, 2008 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger A Real Scientist said...

I want these shoes that make me three inches taller.

June 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM  

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