Zach LaVine made a number of incredible plays last year at UCLA–especially in the open court–that showed off his incredible athleticism. It’s one of the main reasons that LaVine is going to go in the first round of the NBA Draft later this month.
Though he won’t be a top 10 pick, LaVine could find his way into the lottery, depending on what teams think about his draft workouts, which will be going on for the next few weeks. Today, LaVine was working out for the Los Angeles Lakers, who hold the seventh overall pick, and as such probably won’t be taking him. Still, LaVine took advantage of the opportunity to show off his unreal athletic ability.
In fact, his athleticism was record breaking.
Just how athletic is UCLA’s Zach LaVine? He set a Lakers draft workout record with a 46-inch vertical. LaVine: “I’m going in to win a spot”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 4, 2014
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 4, 2014
Now we hear about crazy athleticism all the time, but this is next level. Look at that picture! 26 inches! That’s almost four feet. It’s just absurd. Remember all of the excitement over the picture of Andrew Wiggins’ vertical leap the other day? Well this is just as impressive. Plus, this picture is far more cool to look at because of the background. Just look at the other players staring in disbelief at this jump. When you can captivate other players who are also incredibly athletic, that’s how you know you’re special.