7'9" Wingspan?
Old 06-19-2011, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well although this kid is still young, I thought this was interesting as we'll likely be seeing him later on. And this kid is a freak at his age...

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There are plenty of players who have turned heads at the ongoing USA 16-and-under developmental camp, yet none have done so for a more unique reason than BeeJay Anya, one of the top junior prospects (Class of 2013) in the country. Anya's full wingspan was officially measured and published for the first time, providing the most astounding stat of the event: Anya's arms stretch 7-feet, 9-inches across. Considering the fact that Anya, currently ranked as the No. 16 player in the Class of 2013, stands only 6-foot-8, that wingspan is an extreme anomaly. In fact, it's so wide that it may be longer than any NBA draft prospect ever.

You read that right: A 16-year-old basketball prospect already has a longer wingspan than any top prospect in NBA draft history. Longer than Shaquille O'Neal, longer than Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Durant, DaSagna Diop and even Michael Olowokandi, who comes in at No. 3 in NBA Draft Express' sortable database of wingspans.

In fact, according to that aforementioned database, only two players have ever been within an inch of Anya's prodigious spread: 2008 prospect John Riek, measuring at 7-feet-8.75 and 2006 draftee Saer Sene, who is listed at 7-feet-8.5.

No matter where he eventually winds up, one thing seems certain: If his future team needs someone to reach up and get a ball stuck on the rim off its perch, Anya is probably their man.
High school basketball player’s stunning wingspan - Prep Rally - High SchoolBlog - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, he's a big boy too. Not some stick figure.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, he's a big boy too. Not some stick figure.
Just think, he's sixteen and can still grow... Not likely, but it'd be nuts if he hit an 8 foot wingspan.

Also what was Yao's?
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Also what was Yao's?
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At the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, he was listed as having a 7' 5" wingspan, a 9' 8" standing reach, and a size 18 shoe US.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow small feet, I wear bigger shoes...
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I bet the guy is bad shooting the ball
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I bet he is bad at running the floor. Or at least looks funny doing it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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He probably doesn't need to run with a wingspan like that. He probably just flies.
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hard to run the floor when you're stepping on your fingers
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hard to run the floor when you're stepping on your fingers
Dude go make your draft pick :P
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Found another young freak of nature.

14 year old indian boy, already 7 feet tall.

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He is 7 feet tall, weighs a little over a 110 kg, and could well be the one who will make India play serious basketball. And he has time on his side. For Satnam Singh Bhamara is all of, hold your breath, 14.

The kid from a small Punjab village is making waves in the US for his potential. Spotted at a training programme for Indian students at the IMG Academy in Florida, Satnam is being talked about as a likely NBA player.

That is a big deal. The NBA has never had an Indian player.

Little Satnam, if I may call a seven-foot-tall child that for he is only 14 after all, is one of eight Indian students, four girls and four boys, that are being trained at the IMG facility. They went there in September this year for a three-month scholarship programme, but those watching say it is unlikely that Satnam will merely finish training and be back in India to play basketball on his school team.
Some quick trivia on Satnam.

He is not interested in cricket. He began playing basketball after he heard his father's story about wanting to play the game but having to tend to fields instead.

Satnam's father is 7'2" tall, his paternal grandfather is 6'9" tall.
At 14, 7-foot Satnam is India's NBA hope
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He seems very un-athletic for a 7 footer.

I guess he's still very young.


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That kid from India is a good story.

It would be awesome if can make it to the big leagues.
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I find it a bit troubling that there are so many guys that have more skill and talent than this guy, and yet since he is some freak of nature, gets all the attention even though he can probably barely catch the ball...

If I were 7 feet and playing against guys that are 5 feet, I would be considered a phenom too.
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That satnam guy looks like the thing from the goonies.
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I find it a bit troubling that there are so many guys that have more skill and talent than this guy, and yet since he is some freak of nature, gets all the attention even though he can probably barely catch the ball...

If I were 7 feet and playing against guys that are 5 feet, I would be considered a phenom too.
Yep totally agree, every one expects these guys to dominate in the big leagues, but how many Yao Mings and Motumbo's are there?
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cuz guards with talent come along every year. seven footers are rarer
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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i bet you he had one shutout game in middle school or something
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:12 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I find it a bit troubling that there are so many guys that have more skill and talent than this guy, and yet since he is some freak of nature, gets all the attention even though he can probably barely catch the ball...

If I were 7 feet and playing against guys that are 5 feet, I would be considered a phenom too.
I'd have to agree with you there, but you can't help it that theres nobody near their size for them to play against lol.
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