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Texas’ Jericho Sims produced second-highest jump ever at combine

Texas’ Jericho Sims produced second-highest jump ever at combine

Texas Longhorns forward Jericho Sims this week recorded a 44.5-inch max vertical jump at the NBA draft combine in the strength and agility testing portion of the event.

The jump by Sims tied Hamidou Diallo in 2017 for the second-highest mark ever recorded at the combine, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN. Sims and Diallo each finished just short of the all-time mark, which was 45.5 inches set by Kenny Gregory in 2001.

The 6-foot-10 product registered a 37-inch standing vertical leap, which also led all prospects this year at the combine. Sims measured in with a 7-foot-3.25 wingspan during the anthropology testing, the second-best mark of all players.

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Sims averaged 9.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots in 26 games last season. He was named to the All-Big 12 Tournament Team after helping the Longhorns to their first-ever postseason championship, producing a career-high 21 points and 14 rebounds.

He entered the week projected by most to go undrafted, but the senior has put forth a strong effort to this point of the combine and has seemingly helped improve his stock. With still a few days left in the event, Sims can continue to help his case with more strong performances.

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