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NBA-bound Julius Randle

The NBA draft combine took place on Thursday, and as always we awaited eagerly the results of the measurements.

You may ask why. Why would it matter whether a player a power forward is 6-9 or 6-8 and a half, and especially on a recruiting site that doesn't cover the draft itself? The reason is that we need to take stock of how we measured players back in their grassroots days. Fans often question and criticize scouts for over-listing players' heights, the idea being that those players will get exposed when...

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