Bronny James Shines In Shooting Drills Despite Height Setback at 2024 NBA Draft Combine

Photo: Instagram/Bronny James

In the ongoing saga of the NBA Draft Combine, size continues to play a significant role, influencing the fates of young prospects hoping to make it big in the league. This year's event showcased a mix of surprises and disappointments, none more notable than Bronny James, son of NBA icon LeBron James.

Bronny James, previously listed at a solid 6-foot-4 during his college stint at USC, fell short in height measurements at the combine, coming in at 6-foot-1.5 without shoes. However, he quickly shifted the narrative with an impressive display of shooting prowess, reminiscent of basketball legend Larry Bird. James excelled in the 3-point shooting drill, finishing second among all participants, demonstrating his potential despite his stature.

While James' performance left analysts pondering his draft prospects, other standout measurements drew attention. Providence's Devin Carter stole the spotlight with his exceptional athleticism, boasting record-breaking numbers in various drills, including a 42-inch max vertical jump and a 10.63-second pro-lane agility drill time. Carter's performance solidified his position as a top contender in this year's draft.

Photo: Instagram/Bronny James

However, not all prospects fared as well. Kentucky's Rob Dillingham faced disappointment as his actual measurements fell short of his listed height, potentially raising concerns among NBA teams. Despite being a top-10 prospect, Dillingham's height discrepancy could impact his draft stock.

On the bright side, several prospects showcased impressive physical attributes, with high-flying jumps and remarkable wingspans. UConn's Donovan Clingan, aptly nicknamed "Cling Kong," stood out with his towering stature, including a 7-6.75 wingspan and a staggering 9-7 standing reach. Clingan's imposing measurements are expected to boost his draft prospects significantly.

Meanwhile, returning prospect Zach Edey surprised observers with an increase in height since last year's combine, standing at an impressive 7-3.75 without shoes. Edey's size and agility in drills hint at a promising future in the NBA, pending improvements in his shooting and defensive capabilities.

Lastly, San Francisco's Jonathan Mogbo turned heads with his intriguing profile as a potential jumbo wing, boasting a significant wingspan despite his height. Mogbo's measurements position him as a unique prospect with versatility cenon the court.

As the NBA Draft Combine unfolds, the significance of size and athleticism remains undeniable, shaping the destinies of young athletes like Bronny James and his peers as they vie for a coveted spot in professional basketball.

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Source: CBS Sports 


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