NBA Draft Combine: Which players had the worst Wingspan to Height Ratio -- The Alligator Arm Index

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We just saw which guys cheated the most on their height between shoes on or off, so now lets look at the ratio between player wingspan and player height. Some guys have really long arms, and we love those guys for their extensive reach. It helps them get blocks, steals, and deflections on defense for starters -- and it's an advantage all over the court on both sides of the ball. Unfortunately, some guys have alligator arms. Those are players with arms that are less long than their height. (Another example of this would be former Duke player J.J. Redick, just off the top of my head. I'm not really a Duke hater at all. Just their guys stand out in the draft combine year to year)

Let's look at the Alligator Arm Index -- you will be surprised!

Player Name College Pos AAI Height w/o Shoes Wingspan
" ' " Tot " ' " Tot "
Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga C 0.988 6 10.75 82.75 6 9.75 81.75
Mason Plumlee Duke PF 0.997 6 11.25 83.25 6 11.00 83.00
Cody Zeller Indiana C 1.000 6 10.75 82.75 6 10.75 82.75
Nate Wolters South Dakota St PG 1.003 6 3.50 75.50 6 3.75 75.75
Shane Larkin Miami (FL) PG 1.007 5 10.25 70.25 5 10.75 70.75
Pierre Jackson Baylor PG 1.007 5 9.50 69.50 5 10.00 70.00
Ryan Kelly Duke PF 1.021 6 9.75 81.75 6 11.50 83.50
Erik Murphy Florida PF 1.022 6 8.75 80.75 6 10.50 82.50
Ricky Ledo Providence SG 1.033 6 4.75 76.75 6 7.25 79.25
Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse PG 1.033 6 4.75 76.75 6 7.25 79.25
Tim Hardaway Jr. Michigan SG 1.033 6 4.50 76.50 6 7.00 79.00
Vander Blue Marquette SG 1.033 6 3.50 75.50 6 6.00 78.00
Mike Muscala Bucknell C 1.033 6 10.25 82.25 7 1.00 85.00
Reggie Bullock North Carolina SG 1.039 6 5.75 77.75 6 8.75 80.75
Jeff Withey Kansas C 1.039 6 10.75 82.75 7 2.00 86.00
Lorenzo Brown NC State PG 1.039 6 4.00 76.00 6 7.00 79.00
Seth Curry Duke PG 1.041 6 1.00 73.00 6 4.00 76.00
Ray McCallum Detroit-Mercy PG 1.042 6 0.25 72.25 6 3.25 75.25
Colton Iverson Colorado St. C 1.042 6 10.50 82.50 7 2.00 86.00
Solomon Hill Arizona SF 1.045 6 5.50 77.50 6 9.00 81.00
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia SG 1.046 6 4.50 76.50 6 8.00 80.00
Peyton Siva Louisville PG 1.049 5 11.50 71.50 6 3.00 75.00
Richard Howell NC State PF 1.051 6 6.25 78.25 6 10.25 82.25
C.J. McCollum Lehigh PG 1.054 6 2.25 74.25 6 6.25 78.25
Ben McLemore Kansas SG 1.056 6 3.50 75.50 6 7.75 79.75
Erick Green Virginia Tech PG 1.058 6 1.50 73.50 6 5.75 77.75
Carrick Felix Arizona St. SF 1.059 6 4.75 76.75 6 9.25 81.25
Andre Roberson Colorado PF 1.061 6 6.25 78.25 6 11.00 83.00
Norvel Pelle LA City Prep C 1.061 6 9.50 81.50 7 2.50 86.50
Glen Rice Jr. NBA DL SF 1.062 6 4.50 76.50 6 9.25 81.25
Brandon Davies BYU PF 1.062 6 8.50 80.50 7 1.50 85.50
Deshaun Thomas Ohio State SF 1.065 6 5.00 77.00 6 10.00 82.00
Grant Jerrett Arizona PF 1.065 6 8.75 80.75 7 2.00 86.00
Nerlens Noel Kentucky C 1.067 6 10.25 82.25 7 3.75 87.75
Myck Kabongo Texas PG 1.068 6 1.25 73.25 6 6.25 78.25
Phil Pressey Missouri PG 1.068 5 9.50 69.50 6 2.25 74.25
Steven Adams Pittsburgh C 1.069 6 10.75 82.75 7 4.50 88.50
Gorgui Dieng Louisville PF/C ? 1.070 6 9.75 81.75 7 3.50 87.50
Tony Snell New Mexico SF 1.071 6 6.00 78.00 6 11.50 83.50
Dewayne Dedmon Souther California C 1.073 6 10.00 82.00 7 4.00 88.00
James Ennis Long Beach State SF 1.074 6 5.75 77.75 6 11.50 83.50
Jackie Carmichael Illinois State PF 1.075 6 7.50 79.50 7 1.50 85.50
Otto Porter Jr. Georgetown SF 1.075 6 7.50 79.50 7 1.50 85.50
Archie Goodwin Kentucky SG 1.076 6 3.75 75.75 6 9.50 81.50
James Southerland Syracuse SF 1.076 6 7.00 79.00 7 1.00 85.00
Kenny Kadji Miami (FL) C 1.077 6 8.75 80.75 7 3.00 87.00
Isaiah Canaan Murray State PG 1.077 5 11.00 71.00 6 4.50 76.50
Victor Oladipo Indiana SG 1.080 6 3.25 75.25 6 9.25 81.25
Trey Burke Michigan PG 1.080 5 11.75 71.75 6 5.50 77.50
B.J. Young Arkansas SG 1.081 6 2.25 74.25 6 8.25 80.25
Shabazz Muhammad UCLA SF 1.081 6 4.75 76.75 6 11.00 83.00
Will Clyburn Iowa State SF 1.084 6 5.75 77.75 7 0.25 84.25
C.J. Leslie NC State PF 1.085 6 7.50 79.50 7 2.25 86.25
Tony Mitchell North Texas PF 1.088 6 7.50 79.50 7 2.50 86.50
Dennis Schroeder Germany PG 1.092 6 1.00 73.00 6 7.75 79.75
Rudy Gobert France C 1.095 7 0.50 84.50 7 8.50 92.50
Jamaal Franklin San Diego State SG 1.095 6 4.00 76.00 6 11.25 83.25
Robert Covington Tennessee St PF 1.096 6 6.25 78.25 7 1.75 85.75
Brandon Paul Illinois SG 1.100 6 2.75 74.75 6 10.25 82.25
Allen Crabbe California SG 1.107 6 5.25 77.25 7 1.50 85.50
Adonis Thomas Memphis SF 1.107 6 4.75 76.75 7 1.00 85.00
Trevor Mbakwe Minnesota PF 1.117 6 6.75 78.75 7 4.00 88.00
Alex Len Maryland C 7 3.50 87.50

Of course, the guys at the bottom of this list are the real winners. And these are the real surprises!

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