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Dante Cunningham: Athleticism Test Results

The rest of the test results from the combine have been released.  Here they are:

Body Fat: 4.8% – 3rd overall (Only Gerald Henderson with 4.4% and Jeff Teague with 4.5% did better)

No Step Vertical: 28″ – 34th overall

Max Vertical: 35″ – 18th overall

Bench Press: 18 reps – 4th overall (Luke Harangody led with 23, followed by Blake Griffin with 22 and Derrick Brown with 20)

Lane Agility: 11.18 seconds – 32nd overall

3/4 Court Sprint: 3.26 seconds – 27th overall (5th among players 6’7″ or taller)

-David Cassilo

Cunningham’s pre-draft measurements

All of these are courtesy of draftexpress.com:

Height w/0 Shoes: 6’7″ – 16th overall (He is listed on villanova.com as 6’8″)

Height w/ Shoes: 6’8.25″ – 15th overall

Weight: 227 pounds – 15th overall (He is listed on villanova.com at 230)

Wingspan: 6’11” – 19th overall

Standing Reach: 8’10.5″ – 11th overall

-David Cassilo

Cunningham NBA Draft Combine Update: Day 1

Here’s the report on Cunningham from nbadraft.net:

“Worked out with the bigmen which was surprising considering he has transitioned into more of a SF and will need to play there at the NBA level. However some of the drills were the same with all the bigs shooting 3 pointers. He drained one three.”

It’s no surprise to me that Cunningham would want to show scouts he can play PF as well as SF.  His lack of 3-point shooting will hurt his stock if he tries to market himself as purely a SF.  With the success of undersized post players like Jason Maxiell and Glen Davis, I think Cunningham could play minutes there at the NBA level.  

-David Cassilo

Cunningham invited to NBA pre-draft combine

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The NBA will hold its pre-draft combine from May 27-29 in Chicago, and Villanova’s Dante Cunningham will be one of the 52 players in attendance.  The group typically includes all potential first round picks, and it is rare that college players not invited do wind up in the first round of the draft.

Scottie Reynolds, the other Wildcat in the draft, was not invited to the combine.  This would increase the likelihood that he will be returning for his senior season.

The group of 52 players includes 12 players from the Big East: Connecticut’s Jeff Adrien, AJ Price and Hasheem Thabeet, Pittsburgh’s DeJuan Blair and Sam Young, Louisville’s Earl Clark and Terrence Williams, Syracuse’s Jonny Flynn, Notre Dame’s Luke Harangody, Marquette’s Jerel McNeal, Georgetown’s DaJuan Summers and Villanova’s Cunningham.

-David Cassilo