During the Ohio State Florida game, one of the announcers said that college football coaches should create a special position in which basketball players, such as Joakim Noah, would be used to block extra points and field goals. He showed a clip of a football player going up for a block and said he was about nine and a half feet up. He then claimed that Noah could get up to 13 feet and touch the top of the backboard. I also remember hearing that Dwight Howard could do this but, I've never seen anybody get that high during a game. Does anybody think that it's possible for a guy to actually leap up and touch the top of the backboard? If so, are there any existing videos of someone actually doing it?
I really doubt it, I can touch the top of the square, but thats and a foot off from the top of the backboard. You'd have too be tall and still have a ridiculous vertical to be able to do this, but maybe someone can
if it's 3 feet above the rim, that means if you could touch the rim without jumping it would require a 36 inch vertical. how high do guys like Garnett and Dwight have to jump to get the rim? and keep in mind vertical is measured on one gather... running vertical is often higher.
I bet there are a couple guys who can do it. Howard? he can get his chin on the rim easy...
During KG's initial workouts with the Timberwolves before he was drafted, they were testing his skills and athleticism, particularly his vertical. They kept encouraging him to go higher and higher, eventually slapping the electronics box atop the backboard.