How Old are You Guys??
24. I'm 6'3 with a 6'6 wingspan. I played center at my highschool which sucked having to go against some real giants. My senior year we got a 6'8" transfer and I made the All Star team playing PF. I didn't have chance playing any kind of high college ball but I did Walk-on as a sprinter.
5'5 WITH 7'6 WINGSPAN, THATS BULL&$#%#&@!
How does a 14 year old kid, thats only 5'5 have a longer wingspan that guys like Cole Alrich, Taj Gibson, and Hasheem Thabeet...
His arms would be scraping the ground when he walks...
going to b 15 September going to b a sophomore
second day of tryouts i broke my arm.
wudda made varsity team if i didnt break my arm
but in junior high i avaeraged like 31 nd 11(didnt rele matter cuz every other kid sucked)
im a 5'6 pg hopping to get taller then putting up numbers next year on the team
meanwhile im playin at the parks
I think im near th youngest. Im 15 and near six feet tall and ive grown 9 inches in just six months so i bet im six two by the end of the summer. Isnt that freeky how fast im growing? I was the shortest kid a year ago now im the near tallest and i love it cuz im the best ball handler and passer too so i freekin dominate. Except i have &$#%#&@! knees so i cant play a full season. When i play with friends i dominate though
You're lucky your growing so fast while still keeping your athletic ability. Most people who grow that fast can barely walk and have really bad growing pains!
I'm 18 and 6'1" with a 6'5" wingspan. I play basketball a lot but I can't dunk. Never played on any real team. I'm a point guard but since I play with a bunch of short people I just dominate the post instead.
I just turned 29 on July 4th.(yes that is actually my birthday) I was able to dunk the end of my 8th grade year(6-0 140) in high school I was nothng special but got a college scholarship to the best engineering school in the country(Missouri Rolla, now known as the Missouri university of science and technology) my junior season I blew out my knee just on a simple lay up. The doctor said I came down on my knee wrong. I had to have microfracture knee surgery and now I just shoot around. I currently work for my uncle as a ceramic engineer and hope to one day assume his position as co-owner of his company.
Mr. Duke is the oldest and also the coolest.
I'm 29 1/2 wish I was 17 not that I would do the NBA thing but def. persue a different career.
I'm 5'9 and can't dunk no Krypto Nate skills.
21, just finished my senior year of university ball in canada. Never got drafted to the big show, haha, but had full scholarship so it worked out good. 6'4 shooting guard can dunk, averaged 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
I forgot to mention at my peak I was 6-3 190. You wouldve been surprised by how skinny I was. But I led rolla in scoring(16.4 ppg) which is not mch but it's D2 come on what are you expecting?!?! I attempted to come back after my surgery but wasn't cleared by m docter.
im 27 5''9 started hooping at 17 i know late went to juco didnt play went to western illinois killed in intramural now im going bak to juco and gonna try play for a year then try to get a contract somewhere anywhere i feel great and want to play till im 32 if that doesnt work try to coach somewhere
I'm 15, I'm 5.5, I almost touch the rim.
I'm a point guard with quite a good jump, which helps me to adjust in mid air, so I din't really care about dunking
i am 20
im 14 .. 6'1 270 .. i play football .. but i love basketball too .. i can touch rim .. still cant dunk .. stats fanatic ..
im 6 foot 2. Cant dunk...no bunnys but get rim easy.
PF on my high school squad....My mid range and post
moves are nice...thats about it. Only a scorer no D.
Prized stat - - 84% from the line
I'm 16 5-9 and can grab the rim even though my wingspan is the exact same as my height. I averaged 15 6 6 2 for my club team a year ago. Woud've started for my high school team if I didn't fracture my femur after the second game after I had 10 assists.... I'm an excellent shooter an and underrated passer and I play good perimeter d , too. I decided to play through my injury which was about the dumbest thing I could do. My femur offset my kneecap and caused it to pop out, making me now have a messes up knee ,too. I am fine now but for those guys who love basketball and want to play through serious injury, don't do it! Just sit it out and come back stronger.
47. I had to get some sleep. You can laugh at me the rest of today. My verticle now is a matchbook. I was a very good athlete in my day, but jumping was never my forte. Sorry to take your title Shelton. I think I will wind up being the oldest. I'm impressed with you younger guys and your knowledge and enthusiasm for the great game of BB. I thought you all were older which should be taken as a compliment!
I'm 6'1 and 29 years old. I broke my spine as a sophomore in high school and didn't play my junior year. Was captain of the football team my senior year and the new basketball coach asked me to play because he liked my "leadership abilities" (and I was in 4 A.P. classes and he REALLY liked that but that really doesn't translate too much to the court) but I just couldn't handle all the practicing with my back. Man it hurt. We would practice at 5:00am at the school 3 days a week and 5 days a week after school. Ouch. So, I took the winter off just playing church league basketball (was on the all-star team that played against the varsity for a charity game and won MVP, ha) then played baseball and ran track (21.5 200 meter) at the same time in the spring.
After running track I could dunk 2 handed. Seriously, if you want to increase your vertical join a nationally ranked track team (my 21.5 200 meter was 6th best on the team, which if you know anything about track is pretty ridiculous) and chase fast guys all day with some crazy nutbag coach screaming at you all damn day. I mean it, your quick twitch muscles will just get ripped and you'll be flying through the air in no time.
Now, last year I had 2 vertebrae fused and a couple of other smaller things done and I'm just starting to play again. I'm like that uncle of yours who can shoot without jumping and just put crazy spin on the ball and make it every damn time. I'm serious, I don't know where it came from. I think it's because my back has been injured for so damn long (got hooked on pain killers too, been taking vicodin for over a decade) I had to learn to not use my speed (4.3) and athleticism (dunk 2 hands). Or, it just happens when you get older like your forearms getting bigger and stronger. I always called it old man forearms. It's that thing that prevents you from ever wanting to beat up your dad.
Just starting to get my athleticism back and I too want to get back up to where I can dunk again before it's all gone like Sheltwon said. I am having a hard time letting loose though because my back is CONSTANTLY on my mind and I kinda blew off rehab a bit so it's not as strong as it should be. Plus, with me not being allowed to take any strong pain killers I would be screwed if I stepped funny.
I didn't realize were were posting dunk stats,6'2'' with a 6'2'' wingspan, 4th place in my college's intramural dunk contest, that was my crowning achievement put back off the backboard, but the dude after me jumped over a ball rack, haha, can't compete with that, but was All-state track in high jump and don't have a 35'' anymore, but at 27 can still throw it down with one hand, haha, not bad for an old guy
I think I'm the oldest here. Maybe not Mr. Duke. I am 29 and I was born April 25, 1980. Anyone got me beat.
P.S. I'm 6'1 with a 9'0'' wingspan and a 15-inch...
just kidding (or am I?...)
20. i can almost touch the rim, about 3 inches short.
I wonder how many of these freak athletes actually play for a good hs team. Like all the fr. and so. starters, I don't they play on a good team. I'm 5'9 with 6'1 wingspan. I jump alright and I'm pretty fast, play pg.
lol our varsity team sucks we only have a decnt center thats bout it so im ganna b running the show next year cnt wait
You actually stated that you played against inferrior competition. Some of these guys seem to think they will be studs...leftyballer was right on.
I didn't think I was almost 20 years older than the oldest other guys on this site. I think I'm going to take a nap!
26 ..6'5 210 sg 37inch vertical.. 6'9 wingspan right handed
6'1 185. Used to be able to dunk easily. I am a very sore brick mason now I am lucky to glaze the rim.
I'm 5'10" and can't dunk :)
I play the lockdown defender on my team.
Not much offense after I messed up my knees, though.
Dhamp......29 YRS OLD 5 foot 11
Dhamp...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.