How Long Is Javale McGee's Wingspan?

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Javale McGee's wingspan is 7 feet 6 inches long. This length is impressive even among National Basketball Association players, as his wingspan is a full 6 inches longer than his height.

A long wingspan indicates that a player may be more adept at blocking shots and getting rebounds because his arms can reach longer than the arms of his competitors. Javale McGee's wingspan helped him become a high draft pick when the Washington Wizards chose him in the first round of the 2008 draft. Through his first six seasons in the league, McGee averaged approximately two blocked shots per game.