PBA aspirants showcased their athletic abilities on Monday when the pro league held the biometrics measurement for the draft applicants at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.
Greg Slaughter, the projected top pick, naturally stood out in more ways than one.
Not only is he the tallest player in the draft, officially measured at 6’11” 5/8, and has the longest wingspan among the 85 hopefuls at 85 inches, the Ateneo stalwart also had the highest vertical reach at 11 feet and six inches on two tries, and lifted the most 100-pound bench presses with 40.
Former Far Eastern University shooter Paul Sanga seemed to have a strong core section, recording the most sit-ups with 533, compared to the least amount of 25, both tallied by Jopher Custodio and Ryeon de los Trinos.
Filipino-American and former Gilas trainee Justin Melton had the most pushups with 104, while Jessie Collado had the least amount with eight.
For his part, Mark Lopez, the former University of the Philippines guard, had the most pull-ups with 53, while four aspirants, including reigning UAAP MVP Terrence Romeo, could only muster four pull-ups.
Larry Rivera, the smallest player in the draft at 5’5” 1/8 had the shortest vertical leap, recording 9’7” and 9’8, respectively.
Ralph Lansang had the least amount of bench press lifts, not even recording a single one. And despite his 6-foot-4 frame, Lansang also had the shortest wingspan among the applicants with 64 inches.
A 6-foot-7 Fil-Hawaiian hopeful, Michael Usita, is the heaviest player, weighing in at 301 pounds, while Jeffrey Bongat is the lightest at 143 pounds.