Ex-UCLA guard impresses scouts at workout featuring twelve prospects, including Marcus Smart and Aaron Gordon.
Zach LaVine may have jumped up draft boards across the NBA landscape with a monster 46-inch vertical leap.
The ex-UCLA guard made a huge improvement over his combine mark of 41.5 inches, and his display of athleticism could see him potentially move into the top ten of the draft.
The jump is the highest ever recorded at a Lakers workout, surpassing the previous mark of 44 inches set by Peyton Siva in 2013.
LaVine, who has been compared to fellow UCLA alumnus Russell Westbrook, is a self-confessed lifelong Laker, making his performance all the more special.
In a workout that featured highly-touted prospects such as Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon and Noah Vonleh, LaVine stole the spotlight. His jump was all anyone was talking about.
A photo of potential top pick Andrew Wiggins recording a 44-inch jump went viral two weeks ago. The former Kansas forward has generally been regarded as the most athletically gifted player in the draft, but LaVine may give him a run for his money.
With the Lakers picking at number seven, it is unlikely that they would take LaVine so highly. In fact, a few of the prospects at the workout, such as Gary Harris and Doug Mcdermott, would appear to be options only if Los Angeles elected to trade down in the draft.
It is telling that the Lakers did not bring in Dante Exum or Julius Randle. They are considered on the fringe of the top tier of prospects, and Los Angeles may feel that they are out of range at number seven.
However, Exum and Randle's absence does not mean the Lakers are completely out of the running – if one of the two falls in the draft Los Angeles may well snap them up.
The workout will not necessarily be a deciding factor in any team's thinking come draft night, but with his incredible leap LaVine has certainly done himself a favour.