Point guard Kemba Walker measured 5-foot-11 1/2 without shoes on at the NBA Combine on Friday. His height had been a concern entering the combine and a mark like that won't help. He measured 6-1 in shoes.
Walker averaged 23.5 points and 4.5 assists while carrying UConn to the national championship. He wasn't too concerned over the measurement.
"I don't play in my socks," he said.
Teams measure players in socks to get a true reading of their size. Derrick Williams, who claims to be a small forward, measured 6-7 1/4. That could hurt him in the eyes of general managers who view him as a power forward -- which is most of them. Williams is 6-8 3/4 in shoes.