Duke freshman guard Cassius Stanley doesn’t have the fanfare Zion Williamson did entering his first season in Durham but he has already broken one of the No. 1 overall pick’s program records.
On Wednesday, Duke posted a video of Stanley showing off a serious max vertical leap. That’s a jump after a running start as opposed to a standing vert.
Stanley apparently broke the Duke max vert record, which Williamson set last year.
🚨🐰 MAX VERT RECORD 🐰🚨
🚁 @cassius_stanley ‼️
We’ve had some alarmingly athletic hoopers. Cassius has the new record. 👀😈⚠️ pic.twitter.com/2xLlsX2P3I
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) September 18, 2019
Duke didn’t provide the official measurement on Stanley’s jump, but Williamson’s jump last year was reportedly 40 inches. Whatever it was, Stanley can soar.
This season, the Blue Devils will be counting on the high-flying 6-foot-6 guard to give the team much-needed athleticism on both ends of the floor. Stanley’s outside shooting remains a question mark, but he should find ways to contribute from his first game in a Duke uniform.
That will come against Kansas on Tuesday, November 5. It will be the first game of the Champions’ Classic doubleheader at Madison Square Garden.
Michigan State and Kentucky will follow in the nightcap.