Cassius Stanley now holds the record for highest max vertical jump in Duke basketball history.
Stanley, a 6-foot-6 freshman guard from Los Angeles, accomplished the feat earlier this week:
MAX VERT RECORD
We've had some alarmingly athletic hoopers. Cassius has the new record. pic.twitter.com/2xLlsX2P3I
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) September 18, 2019
When testing a max vertical jump, the athlete is allowed to run up before jumping. You then take the highest point the athlete touches on the Vertec (the piece of equipment commonly used to test vertical jumps), subtract the athlete's max standing reach, and you're left with their max vertical jump.
While we don't know exactly how high Stanley jumped, we do know it was well in excess of 40 inches, as Zion Williamson's 40+ inch max vertical was the previous record.
If his play in high school is any indication, you'll see Stanley put those bunnies to good use this season:
Stanley attended Sierra Canyon High School (California), where both LeBron James Jr. and Zaire Wade (son of Dwyane) will play this season.