Toibu "Tobi" Lawal

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Toibu, has a lot of raw ability and at his size 37-38 vertical leaping ability is phenomenal. Add to that a long wingspan, agility, and speed. Add in hard work and we will have an excellent rim protecting, shot altering machine.

Dont expect a traditional post up player but he may be affective scorer as well.
 

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bring back the dunk contest at the B&G strictly for this dude, I already got an idea for one of his tricks. Dunk it on a 12 foot rim.
 
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Someone once said that VCU's Bernard Harris could jump up and grab a quarter off the top of the backboard. David Thompson reportedly a had a standing jump of 44 inches back in the day.
 

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I love a slab dunk contest and a Mo Says No styled block as much as the next, but I hope he learns the game and develops basketball IQ. 3 years of structured team basketball is light. Reminds me of watching Hasan looking lost and out of position. Then looking frustrated with his dwindling playing time. I know our staff can coach them up if they want to learn!!!
 

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Someone once said that VCU's Bernard Harris could jump up and grab a quarter off the top of the backboard. David Thompson reportedly a had a standing jump of 44 inches back in the day.
I’ve seen videos debunking that Wilt could even Take a quarter off the top of the backboard. That’s an urban legend that‘s been said about several players and I’m pretty confident it’s never been done.

This is the highest officially recorded max vertical from a guy that trains specifically for that and it’s not enough to get a quarter off the backboard.

This is unofficial and might be close, but still not enough IMO.
 

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I’ve seen videos debunking that Wilt could even Take a quarter off the top of the backboard. That’s an urban legend that‘s been said about several players and I’m pretty confident it’s never been done.
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Next thing I know you will be saying George Washington did not throw a coin over the Potomac.
 

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I’ve seen videos debunking that Wilt could even Take a quarter off the top of the backboard. That’s an urban legend that‘s been said about several players and I’m pretty confident it’s never been done.

This is the highest officially recorded max vertical from a guy that trains specifically for that and it’s not enough to get a quarter off the backboard.

This is unofficial and might be close, but still not enough IMO.

No! ..the guy in the first vid is getting a 3 yard running head start to gather himself and jump.

Toibu did a standing vertical. Apples and oranges.


The vid above from the wilt archives stated from nba officials that wilt jumped 3'9" or 45 inched. That ain't 50 but pretty darn good.
 
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No! ..the guy in the first vid is getting a 3 yard running head start to gather himself and jump.

Toibu did a standing vertical. Apples and oranges.
I never compared the two. You really need to learn to follow the progression of threads and what people are talking about and not put words into other people’s mouths that they didn’t say.
 
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