Who are the tallest and shortest players in the 2022 NBA Draft? Heights for Chet Holmgren, Mark Williams and more top prospects

When it comes to evaluating prospects, measurements and test results aren’t the only factors that can impact where a player will land on the NBA Draft board. It obviously matters to, you know, have some level of talent. (Remember all of the crazy reactions when Kevin Durant couldn’t bench-press 185 pounds?)

Still, those numbers can be used to highlight a prospect’s positive attributes or raise concerns about certain limitations. They are interesting data points for scouts who are working on a complex puzzle and attempting to put the pieces together.

Ahead of Thursday night’s draft, it’s worth taking a look at the official (and unofficial) height measurements for some of the top players in the Class of 2022.

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Tallest prospects in 2022 NBA Draft

Auburn’s Walker Kessler was the tallest player measured at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine. Duke’s Mark Williams was right behind Kessler on the list, though he actually stood taller than Kessler with shoes on.

Player Height (w/o shoes)
Walker Kessler 7-0.25
Mark Williams 7-0
John Butler Jr. 6-11.75
Kofi Cockburn 6-11
Christian Koloko 6-10.75
Orlando Robinson 6-9.75
Nikola Jovic 6-9.5
Moussa Diabate 6-9.25
Patrick Baldwin Jr. 6-9.25
Jaylin Williams 6-8.75

Shortest prospects in 2022 NBA Draft

Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler was the shortest player measured at the Combine, but he also recorded the highest vertical leap. Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr., the son of six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen, was the second-shortest player measured at the Combine.

Player Height (w/o shoes)
Kennedy Chandler 5-11.5
Scotty Pippen Jr. 6-0
JD Davison 6-0.5
Jean Montero 6-1
Collin Gillespie 6-1.5
Ryan Rollins 6-2
TyTy Washington Jr. 6-2.25
Terquavion Smith 6-2.25
Iverson Molinar 6-2.25
Andrew Nembhard 6-3

Unofficial heights for top prospects in 2022 NBA Draft

Many of the top prospects in this year’s class elected not to be measured at the Combine. These measurements have been pulled from the official bio pages on team sites.

The players below are listed based on the order of The Sporting News’ most recent prospect rankings.

Ranking Player Height
1. Paolo Banchero 6-10
2. Jabari Smith Jr. 6-10
3. Jaden Ivey 6-4
4. Chet Holmgren 7-0
5. Keegan Murray 6-8
6. Shaedon Sharpe 6-6
7. Dyson Daniels 6-6
8. Bennedict Mathurin 6-6
9. Jalen Duren 6-11
10. Johnny Davis 6-5

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