Under Armour Combine Event Recap
The New England Recruiting Report was on Chelsea Piers in New York City on Sunday for Under Armour’s 360 Combine.
The combine featured a variety of talented prospects from the northeast including seven New England products in Jaylen Brantley, Andrej Pajovic, Jules Tavares, Braeden Anderson, Jared Terrell, Ricardo Ledo, and Kuran Iverson. Other top prospects in the field included Ryan Arcidiacono, Erik Copes, Jordan Dickerson, and Rondale Jefferson.
The day began with a series of physical tests to determine each player’s athleticism in a variety of specific areas. Anderson tested remarkably well, placing first in the field in max touch (running leap) with a score of 142.5. Iverson was tops in the field when in the 5-10-5 slide (lateral slides of 5 feet, 10 feet, & 5 feet) with a time of 5.31 seconds. Others tests included the vert (standstill vertical leap), multi-directional agility (combination of sprints, pivots, and backpedals), 20 yard dash, broad jump, medicine ball toss, grip test, and sit and reach test.
Physical testing, along with a lecture from former Duke star and NBA player Jay Williams, lasted the better part of four hours before the basketballs came out with a skills session followed by five on five action.
Brantley and Ledo both played well during the five on five action. Brantley showed his trademark jumper from behind the arc but also managed to shake bigger and more athletic defenders with his handle while Ledo was clearly one of the most talented players in the field, making some big time athletic plays look easy.
Ledo and Anderson were both featured in ESPN’s recap of the combine. To read the ESPN recap click here.