Pro Ready; Portis, Qualls Impress
The top scoring duo in the SEC in 2014-15, Arkansas forward Bobby Portis and versatile wing Michael Qualls impressed general managers, scouts, coaches and media over the five-day 2015 NBA Draft Combine held in Chicago.
Both Portis and Qualls only participated in the workout session. Qualls had lowest body fat of te 62 participants at 4.0%, the fifth-best hands (width) and was one of three non-power forwards or centers with a seven-foot wingspan. Their full anthropometric stats are below.
|Player||Body Fat %||Hand Length (inches)||Hand Width (inches)||Height W/ Shoes||Standing Reach||Weight||Wingspan|
— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) May 14, 2015
So apparently Michael Qualls of Arkansas is 6’5” in shoes with a 7’0.25” wingspan and 4.0% body fat. Good lord. — Max Rappaport (@MaxRappaport) May 13, 2015
— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) May 13, 2015
While Qualls turned heads with his measurables, Portis continued to elevate his projected first round stock during media sessions and one-on-one interviews with several NBA teams.
Three best players with the media this week: R.J. Hunter (CLEAR No. 1), Cam Payne, and Bobby Portis. NBA folks will enjoy them next year.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) May 16, 2015
Arkansas F Bobby Portis with the line of the day: In 18-19 years, I want people to look back and say I was the best player in this draft
— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) May 15, 2015