Maybe Jeremy Evans really does have springs in his legs. There’s even video evidence, and it’s nuts.
During off-season entrance testing at P3 — Peak Performance Project, a leading sports science institute and training center for power-sport athletes in Santa Barbara, Calif. — the 6’9″ Evans jumped for the sky … and nearly touched it. Following a massive leap, Evans outstretched fingers reached a maximum height of 12 feet and 7.5 inches. According to the P3 facebook page, it was the highest touching point any athlete had ever reached at P3.
Evans’ vertical jump was not specifically divulged, but the accomplishment is still astounding. The difference between Evans height and the placed he touched is 70.5 inches — nearly six feet.
Shane Larkin in May posted a 44-inch vertical leap at the NBA Draft Combine, notable even for the most seasoned professional hoopsters, and Dwight Howard placed a sticker on an NBA backboard during the Slam Dunk contest in 2007 at a height of 12 feet and 6 inches. He also dunked on a 12-foot hoop in the Slam Dunk contest two years later. Who can say how this massive leap compares to those two, but it’s still impressive.