Speed may not be the most important attribute for NBA prospects, but it’s certainly near the top, as there is tremendous value in players who can grab a rebound and fly down the court before the defense can set up.
That’s why players are tested for speed at the annual NBA Draft Combine using the three-quarter court sprint, measured in seconds.
Below, we present the fastest players ever at the event.
Measure: Three-Quarter Sprint (seconds)
Cookie Belcher, 2001: 2.91 seconds
Jason Gardner, 2001: 2.92 seconds
Nate Robinson, 2004: 2.96 seconds
Sonny Weems, 2008: 2.96 seconds
Scottie Lewis, 2021: 2.98 seconds
Joe Alexander, 2008: 2.99 seconds
Daishen Nix, 2021: 3.00 seconds
Schea Cotton, 2000: 3.00 seconds
SirValiant Brown, 2001: 3.00 seconds