The fastest players ever at the Draft Combine

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

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