Originally Posted by VCMVP1551
I want a link to Riley saying Dorell is 6'10 1/2" As far as growth spurts Andrew Bynum grew from 7'0 1/4" to 7'1" but that was in 2005 at 18 years old.
Check the 1st part of the page some Miami Heat fans posts a link about the Pat Riley Article.
Some notable growth in basketball
Was only 5' 10"
when he graduated high school.
He and his wife, Michelle, live in different houses.
Did not play basketball in high school; however, while at Cooke County Jr. College, he walked on and played one season before dropping out and going to work as a janitor at an airport in Dallas. A recruiter from Southeastern Oklahoma State University who had seen him play that season saw him in the airport and invited him to try out for a basketball scholarship.
Despite being consistently listed as 6'8", even in his NBA career, and also often 6'9", in the media and press, he is actually only 6'6", by his own admission.
He was 5 feet, 9 inches
tall in junior high school so he tried basketball, but he soon quit. Robinson attended Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia just outside of Washington D.C., where Robinson's father was working as an engineer after retiring from the Navy. By his senior year in high school he was 6 feet
, 7 inches tall
, but he had not played organized basketball. When the coach added the tall senior to the basketball team, Robinson earned all-area and all-district honors but generated little interest among college basketball coaches. Basketball was not his first priority anyway—getting an education was. Robinson scored a 1320 on the SAT
, and he chose to go to the United States Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics.
By the time he took the court in his first basketball game for Navy, he had grown to 6 ft 9
in (2.06 m), and over the course of his college basketball career, he grew to 7 ft 0 in (2.14 m). In his final two years, he was a consensus All-American, and won college basketball's two most prestigious player awards, the Naismith and Wooden Awards, as a Naval Academy first classman (senior). Upon graduation, he became eligible for the 1987 NBA Draft and was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the first overall pick; however, the Spurs had to wait two years before he could join them because he needed to fulfill two years of Navy duty.
I remembered that he was measured at 6'10 in the 1995 NBA draft after a year he was a full grown man at 6'11 1/4. KG could just be listed as a legit 7 footer in his shoes but he change his mind because he wants to be remembered as a mobile PF and does not want to be categorize as a Center.
As a 5-9 guard at Dominguez High School, Johnson played only a minute or two each game. After graduation the coach at Harbor Junior College saw him playing street ball, noticed his tough defense, and asked him to enroll. Johnson traded in his warehouse job for the classroom. Two years later and seven inches taller, Johnson averaged 18.3 points and 12.0 rebounds and keyed Harbor to a state junior college title.
Johnson received only two scholarship offers, from Pepperdine and Azusa Pacific. He packed his bags for Malibu. In his only season at Pepperdine, Johnson averaged 15.7 points and helped the Waves crack the Top 20 and make the NCAA Tournament. Playing tough defense, Pepperdine beat Memphis State and then put a scare into UCLA at Pauley Pavilion. In that game Johnson was all over slick Bruins playmaker Andre McCarter. Seattle scouts excitedly scribbled notes about the rough-and-tumble guard who jumped center. After that season Johnson applied as a hardship case for the 1976 NBA