Isaiah Briscoe will bring plenty of length to UK’s backcourt next season.
According to official measurements released by Team USA on Saturday, the future UK point guard has a height of 6’3.25″ (with shoes) and a 6’9.5″ wingspan. Those measurements were taken during Team USA’s U19 training camp earlier this week.
Briscoe made the final U19 roster, but he was unable to travel with the squad to the FIBA world championships in Greece due to a concussion suffered in Thursday’s practice session.
He’s expected to arrive in Lexington sometime in the next few days.
Briscoe also weighed in at 215.5 pounds. His wingspan is ridiculously long for a point guard, and the Team USA numbers are no fluke. He has been regularly measured between 6-8 and 6-9 at various camps over the past couple of years.
According to the DraftExpress.com database, Briscoe’s wingspan is longer than John Wall’s (6’9.25″) from the 2010 NBA Draft Combine. It’s the same length as Dante Exum, who is 6-6 and was measured with a 6’9.5″ wingspan at last year’s NBA Draft Combine.
|Player||Height (w/shoes)||Wingspan||Measurement source|
|Isaiah Briscoe||6-3.25||6-9.5||Team USA training camp (2015)|
|Andrew Harrison||6-5.5||6-9||NBA Draft Combine (2015)|
|Marquis Teague||6-2||6-7.25||NBA Draft Combine (2012)|
|Brandon Knight||6-3.25||6-6.75||NBA Draft Combine (2011)|
|John Wall||6-4||6-9.25||NBA Draft Combine (2010)|
|Eric Bledsoe||6-1.5||6-7.5||NBA Draft Combine (2010)|
Note: Combine measurements courtesy of DraftExpress.com