Exclusive: CJ Leslie, Peyton Siva Steals in Draft

NC State's CJ Leslie is the best of the only 74 players physically capable of joining the NBA next season. Compared to the average prospect, he is taller (6'7">6'5.6"), has a longer wingspan (7'2.25">6'10"), jumps higher (40.5">36.2"), and is faster both in the 3/4-court sprint (3.1>3.32 seconds) and the lateral agility drill around the key (10.19>11.28 seconds) than the average NBA prospect according to an exclusive analysis by Breitbart Sports made available only to NBA teams prior to last year's draft. 

Range Bench Agil Sprint Wing-s Hands Ht Vert Tot
Best 21 10.19 3.08 7'8" 9.5"X11.5" 7'0.5" 44 25
Average 9.25 11.28 3.32 6'10" 8.6"X9.5" 6'5.6" 36.2 13
Worst 1 12.94 3.59 5'10" 7.5"X8.25" 5'9.5" 29 0

Leslie may not go until the second round, and Louisville's Peyton Siva may not be picked at all, but both could be sleepers as these seven physical measurements constitute one of the four major indicators of how well a player is likely to do in the NBA.

On the table below, a 0.0 indicates a player is average in that category, while a 1.0 indicates he is one standard deviation above average and a -1.0 indicates one standard deviation below average. Those seven factors are weighted based on their historical impact on how well players have done at making and excelling in the NBA, so hand size has proven important but not nearly as important as a player's agility and vertical. A rating with no decimal indicates the rating is estimated because we do not have official combine results from them.
Rnk Best Physical Prospects School Bench Agil Sprint Wing-s Hands Ht Vert Tot
1 C.J. Leslie  SF/PF N.C. St, Jr 0.0 1.7 1.7 0.9 -0.3 0.5 1.2 25
2 Nerlens Noel  C Kentucky, Fr 0.0 1 0.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 2 24
3 Cody Zeller  PF/C Indiana, So 1.6 0.7 1.3 0.1 0.7 1.4 0.4 23
4 Alex Len  C Maryland, So 1 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.4 1.8 1 21
5 Solomon Hill  SF Arizona, Sr 1.0 0.8 1.0 -0.2 1.2 0.0 0.4 20
6 Peyton Siva  PG Louisville, Sr 1.2 1.1 1.3 -1.6 -0.4 -1.6 1.5 20
7 Victor Oladipo  SG Indiana, Jr 1.2 0.9 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.6 1.6 19
8 Nemanja Nedovic  PG/SG Lietuvos Rytas, Intl 0 1 1 0 0 -1 2 19
9 Gorgui Dieng  C Louisville, Jr 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.8 1.1 1 19
10 Mason Plumlee  C Duke, Sr 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.5 0.0 19
11 Tony Snell  SF New Mexico, Jr -0.5 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 19
12 Trevor Mbakwe  PF/C Minnesota, Sr 2.5 -1.1 0.0 1.3 2.7 0.3 0.1 18
13 Michael Carter-Williams  PG Syracuse, So -0.3 0.9 0.8 -0.6 -1.8 -0.2 1.3 18
14 Shane Larkin  PG Miami FL, So 0.6 1.0 1.9 -2.6 -1.6 -1.9 2.2 18
15 Lucas Nogueira  C Estudiantes, Intl 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 18
16 Vander Blue, SG Marquette, Jr -1.1 1.4 1.4 -0.9 -0.1 -0.5 0.4 17
17 Isaiah Canaan  PG Murray St, Sr 1.4 0.5 0.8 -1.3 -0.4 -1.7 1.2 17
18 Anthony Bennett  PF UNLV, Fr 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 17
19 Colton Iverson  C Colorado St, Sr 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.6 1.3 0.0 17
20 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  SG Georgia, So -0.5 1.0 1.6 -0.5 -0.6 -0.3 -0.5 17
21 Glen Rice  SF Rio Grande Valley, Sr 0.2 0.4 0.5 -0.2 -0.6 -0.3 1.2 16
22 Carrick Felix, SG Arizona St., Sr 1.2 0.2 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.6 16
23 Tim Hardaway Jr  SG Michigan, Jr 1.4 0.9 0.5 -0.7 -0.8 -0.3 0.4 16
24 Giannis Adetokunbo  SF Filathlitikos, Intl -1 0 0 1 0 1 1 16
25 Adonis Thomas, SF Memphis, So 0.8 -0.6 0.0 0.7 0.6 -0.2 1.2 16
26 Shabazz Muhammad  SF UCLA, Fr 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.8 -0.2 0.2 16
27 Ryan Kelly, PF Duke, Sr 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.0 15
28 Steven Adams  C Pittsburgh, Fr 1.4 -0.9 -0.6 1.5 2.2 1.4 -0.9 15
29 Dennis Schroeder  PG Braunschweig, Intl -1.8 0.3 0.9 -0.5 1.0 -1.2 -0.6 15
30 C.J. McCollum  PG/SG Lehigh, Sr 0.8 0.4 0.0 -0.9 -0.6 -0.9 0.6 15
31 Phil Pressey  PG Missouri, Jr -0.5 0.6 1.5 -1.8 -0.6 -2.1 0.6 15
32 Sergey Karasev  SF Triumph Moscow, Intl 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 15
33 Livio Jean-Charles  SF/PF Villeurbanne, Intl 0 0 0 1 0 1.5 0 15
34 Kenny Kadji, PF Miami FL, Sr -0.1 -0.3 -0.9 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.5 14
35 Brandon Paul, SG Illinois, Sr 1.2 0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.7 0.9 14
36 Allen Crabbe  SG California, Jr 0.2 0.9 0.0 0.3 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 14
37 Ray McCallum  PG Detroit, Jr -0.9 0.7 0.5 -1.5 -1.2 -1.4 1.1 14
38 Norvel Pelle, PF/C La College Prep, Fr 0.0 -0.3 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 -0.5 14
39 Richard Howell, PF NC St, Sr 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 13
40 Andre Roberson, PF Colorado, Jr. 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 13
41 Archie Goodwin  SG Kentucky, Fr -1.8 0.8 0.4 -0.1 -0.6 -0.5 0.0 13
42 Trey Burke  PG Michigan, So -1.3 0.1 1.3 -1.0 -1.0 -1.5 0.1 13
43 Otto Porter  SF Georgetown, So -0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.8 -0.1 0.5 0.0 13
44 Ben McLemore  SG Kansas, Fr -0.7 -0.9 0.4 -0.5 0.1 -0.5 1.6 12
45 Reggie Bullock, SF UNC, Jr 0.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.6 0.0 0.1 12
46 Jackie Carmichael  PF Illinois St, Sr 0.8 -0.8 -0.2 0.8 1.0 0.5 -1.2 12
47 Robert Covington, PF Tennessee St., Sr -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.8 -0.6 0.2 0.0 12
48 Jamaal Franklin  SG San Diego St, Jr 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 -1.2 -0.4 0.0 11
49 Tony Mitchell  PF North Texas, So 0.8 -0.8 -1.6 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.5 11
50 B.J. Young  SG Arkansas, So 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.9 0.0 11
51 Ricky Ledo  SG Providence, Fr -1.1 0.9 0.0 -0.6 -0.3 -0.2 -0.7 11
52 James Southerland, SF Syracuse, Sr -0.9 0.6 -0.5 0.7 -0.6 0.4 -1.2 11
53 Erick Green  PG/SG Virginia Tech, Sr -0.9 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.6 -1.1 0.0 11
54 Myck Kabongo  PG Texas, So -1.5 1.0 -0.2 -0.9 -0.8 -1.1 -0.7 11
55 Marko Todorovic  C Barcelona, Intl 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11
56 Brandon Davies, C BYU, Sr -0.5 0.1 -1.4 0.8 1.7 0.8 -1.3 11
57 Will Clyburn, SF Iowa St., Sr -1.3 -0.6 -0.5 0.5 1.2 0.0 -0.5 11
58 Nate Wolters  PG South Dakota St, Sr -0.3 0.0 0.0 -1.4 -1.0 -0.5 0.0 10
59 Joffrey Lauvergne  PF Partizan, Intl 0 1 1 0 0 1 -2 10
60 James Ennis  SF Long Beach St, Sr -0.5 -0.4 -0.6 0.3 -0.8 0.0 0.1 10
61 Alex Abrines  SG Barcelona, Intl -1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 9
62 DeWayne Dedmon  C USC, Jr -0.3 -2.3 -0.6 1.3 1.7 1.2 -1.0 9
63 Augusto Cesar Lima  PF Malaga, Intl 0 -1 0 0.5 0 1 -2 8
64 Mike Muscala  C Bucknell, Sr -0.9 -0.7 -0.9 0.7 -0.6 1.2 -0.7 8
65 Seth Curry, SG Duke, Sr 0.0 0.0 0.0 -1.4 -1.6 -1.2 0.0 7
66 Lorenzo Brown  PG N.C. St, Jr -0.3 -0.8 -0.6 -0.7 -1.2 -0.4 -0.6 7
67 Bojan Dubljevic  PF/C Valencia, Intl 0 -1 -2 1 0 1 -2 7
68 Grant Jerrett  PF Arizona, Fr -1.5 -0.9 -1.5 0.9 -0.3 0.8 -0.6 6
69 Pierre Jackson  PG Baylor, Sr 0.0 0.0 0.0 -2.7 -2.0 -2.1 0.0 6
70 Rudy Gobert  C Cholet, Intl -0.5 -2.4 -2.0 2.4 1.5 1.8 -2.0 5
71 Jeff Withey  C Kansas, Sr 0.2 -1.9 -1.2 0.9 0.6 1.4 -2.0 5
72 Kelly Olynyk  C Gonzaga, Jr -0.9 -0.2 -2.1 -0.1 0.3 1.4 -1.9 4
73 Erik Murphy  PF Florida, Sr 0.8 -1.4 -2.0 0.1 0.3 0.8 -1.9 3
74 Deshaun Thomas  SF/PF Ohio St, Jr -0.9 -2.6 -1.6 0.0 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 0

A separate post will cover how the players stack up based on their Senior Value Add and these Physical Rankings. Two other indicators will be covered before Thursday's NBA Draft.

A complete history of these factors for players over the past few decades can be found here at Draft Express.

Leslie's hands are slightly smaller than average(8.75"x9" < 8.6"x9.5") and he didn't bench (average 9.25 reps of 185 pounds), but on balance he is the only maximum 25 in the draft, while Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas is the only 0.

A good description of each measurement can be found here.

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