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It is a common misconcpetion that Basketball players are the highest jumpers in sport. However, the vertical jumps of basketball players are lower than many other sports like football, discuss and shotput, olympic lifters etc...

Basketball players are tall, and have long arms which makes dunking failry easy for them. If you look at the combine results you can see that football players are outjumping basketball players.

Keep in mind that basketball requires more endurance than football so the training must be geared slightly more towards endurance then pure explosive movements.

See the related link for the combine results and more info on this subject:

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