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Old 08-31-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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I have a friend who is 16 and is 5'7" tall. Is he too short to play basketball at the junior varsity level in high school? What are the average heights on your teams. Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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I was 5'7 and played on the varsity team.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:31 PM   #3
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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What kind of answer do you expect with as little information as you've provided?
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:04 PM   #5
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it really doesnt matter how tall you are if you are worrying about that then ur friend shouldnt play
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:10 PM   #6
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It depends on the school.


There are a lot of schools where the starting C is only 6'3 or 6'4.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:15 PM   #7
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For my varsity team our PGs were 5'5" and 6'. I was a back up SG/SF at 6'2" and our centers/powerforwards were 6'8" and 6'6".
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:44 PM   #8
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what an odd question. really depends on the school and your friends actual bball ability. There are players that tall in College ball and pro ball all over the world. but, hes at a disadvantage unless hes a really good handler or shooter or other perimeter oriented skill set.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:21 PM   #9
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Last year my school's team had two 6'9" twins, and the shortest player was 5'7". his year though i am 6'6" (just about) and im the second tallest kid in the whole school so itll be different
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:24 PM   #10
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really depends on your school.
my school's center/PF rotation was all in the 6'2-6'4'' range, one 6'5'' or so guy.
We did have a 6'4'' guy at SG though, but he was the rare stud
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:03 PM   #11
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Yes, he is too short. Pretty sure there's a rule somewhere that stipulates you must be at least 6 feet tall to even step on a high school basketball court. He might be just tall enough for the archery team though..tell him to check that out.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:10 AM   #12
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Yes, he is too short. Pretty sure there's a rule somewhere that stipulates you must be at least 6 feet tall to even step on a high school basketball court. He might be just tall enough for the archery team though..tell him to check that out.

which is exactly why you can only put your hand together for players like nate robinson, muggsy bogues, early boykins and spudd webb and even iverson to an extent. Their talent must of shone far and wide.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:49 AM   #13
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Dude, I'm playing Center at 5'10. Then again, this is the Philippines.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:30 AM   #14
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Dude, I'm playing Center at 5'10. Then again, this is the Philippines.

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #15
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Team captain for varsity at my school is 5'7.
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