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May 20, 2011

Irving, Williams at 10% body fat

The NBA releases the weights, heights and other measures they take at this pre-draft combine in Chicago. One of the more interesting categories is always body fat, since it's a gauge of how well these guys have stayed in shape.

Here's a surprise: Duke's Kyrie Irving and Arizona's Derrick Williams -- the frontrunners to be the first two selections June 23 -- were among just seven draft prospects with body fat at or above 10 percent.

Irving was at 10.2 percent and Williams at 10.8. Duke's Kyle Singler was also up there, at 10 percent.

NBA scouts and coaches generally say players should never top 8 percent body fat, at least in-season.

Of course, 10 percent isn't nearly as bad as Georgia forward Trey Thompkins, who showed up with 15.5 percent body fat.

Posted by Observer Sports on May 20, 2011 at 12:23 PM | Permalink


haha, this is kinda funny

Posted by: DNYCEq | May 20, 2011 12:37:34 PM

Sounds like they're auditioning for the Dallas Cowboy cheerleading squad!!!

Posted by: MJW | May 20, 2011 1:14:07 PM

Rick there is a booger in your mustache in thta pic. Just thought you should know.

Has Jordan sold pick #19 yet? Only a matter of time. My how different things are when you are writing checks instead of receiving them.

Posted by: Frank | May 20, 2011 2:31:42 PM

So much for Williams being the best-looking thing since ever. Let's definitely not trade up. Last thing we need is a lazy, pudgy player who is overly-impressed with his own looks. I'd much rather have the ugliest being since Shawn Kemp that could rebound and block shots.

Posted by: J | May 20, 2011 2:56:50 PM

Can we go back and see what Sean May's BF% was at the combine before we drafted him?

Posted by: tattoo | May 20, 2011 11:22:45 PM

Didn't DeMarcus Cousins have an insanely high body fat? Sure didn't slow him down last season.

Posted by: onewhoknows | May 21, 2011 2:04:10 AM

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