Chiozza and Francis measurements

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    The measurements from the 2013 Nike Guard Skills Academy have been released:

    http://www.nikeeyb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2013-Guard-ALPHABETICAL-High-School-Roster-3.pdf

    The measurements are in shoes for height and without shoes for weight. Of interest to UF fans are:

    Chris Chiozza: 5'10" 146 lbs
    Bradone Francis: 6'5" 209 lbs


    I am puzzled that Chiozza and Coleman just below him have the same exact measurements. so I hope Chiozza's are entered correct for him. Maybe he will be at the NBPA Top 100 measurements will eventually leak out and clear this up.

    If they are his numbers, it is good to see Chiozza is not too far from 6'. You can see from his weight the concern about bulk. A positive here is that he is only 15 lbs lighter than UF listed Erving Walker as a Frosh and has his entire SR year to bulk up.

    Francis is a big guard and I am glad to see not getting only 6'2" two guards.
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    I'm not a measurement expert or anything, but don't the wingspans seem on the small side overall? Just going by memory, it seems more often that players have wingspans significantly longer than their height - and that doesn't appear to be the case with this group.
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    their wingspans should get longer as their shoulders broaden
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    This was an event just for guards. Without actually doing the averages, it looks like the wingspans tend to be 2"-4" more than the height (with shoes)

    Here are some measurements from Draft Express. Just looking at the players under 6'6", it seems like the wingspans are just a little more than that range. However, the players heights are also listed without shoes so you would expect the difference to be a little more.

    The guys with the freaky long wingspans tend to get talked about more so it probably makes long wingspans seem more common.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?page=averages
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    Good point. You're probably right.
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    People from near the Equator (warm climates) tend to have longer wing spans and legs to help dissipate heat. Those from northerly or high altitude environments tend to have shorter ones, to retain heat. This is much like Ear Lobes - doesn't seem like much, but even a small advantage may be the difference between survival and death in a "natural" environment.

    On average, most peoples wing span is very close to their height. There are a few unusual people with rather extreme wingspans, and, they tend to be very difficult to play basketball against, because their reach is unusual. They tend to steal the ball and get rebounds more than it looks like they should.

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