NBA Combine Skill Tests

The skill tests listed below are those performed annually at the NBA pre-draft combine.

As well as these skill tests, at the combine there are fitness tests and anthropometrical measurements, a medical and interviews. For more details see the draft camp notes. We have the top results from these skill tests for the 2010 and 2011 Combine.

Skill Drill Tests

There have been a few small differences between the known drills done in 2010, 2011 and 2015. Below is the current list of tests performed at the NBA combine.

Test Type Test Comments
Spot Up Shooting: Players attempt uncontested spot up jump shots from a variety of distances -- including high school 3-pointers, college 3-pointers and NBA 3-pointers High School 3-pointers (15 ft.) The player takes 5 shots from top of the key, five shots from each of the left break and right break area of the court, and five shots from each of the left and right corner area of the court. Count of the successful shots out of the total 25 shots, reported as a percentage.
College 3-pointers (20 ft. 9 in.) The player takes 5 shots from top of the key, five shots from each of the left break and right break area of the court, and five shots from each of the left and right corner area of the court. Count of the successful shots out of the total 25 shots, reported as a percentage.
NBA 3-pointers (23 ft. 9 in.) The player takes 5 shots from top of the key, five shots from each of the left break and right break area of the court, and five shots from each of the left and right corner area of the court. Count of the successful shots out of the total 25 shots, reported as a percentage.
Off The Dribble Shooting: Players attempt uncontested jump shots off the dribble in order to simulate in-game action. 15 footers The player takes 6 shots coming off the dribble from 15 feet away from the basket on the left break area of the court, right break area and the top of the key. The shot is from about the distance of a college three pointer (20 ft. 9 in.). Count of the successful shots out of the total 18 shots, reported as a percentage.
College 3-pointers (20 ft. 9 in.) The player takes 6 shots coming off the dribble from the left break area of the court, right break area and the top of the key. The shot is from about the distance of a college three pointer (20 ft. 9 in.). Count of the successful shots out of the total 18 shots, reported as a percentage.
On The Move Shooting: Players attempt uncontested jump shots while on the move in order to simulate in-game action. A timed test, players have 35 seconds (2011, 2015) or 45 seconds (2010) per set. 15 footers 35 (or 45) seconds to attempt as many shots as time allows from 15 feet while moving between spots (corners and elbows from both sides).
College 3-pointers (20 ft. 9 in.)

35 (or 45) seconds to attempt as many shots as time allows from college 3-pt range (20 ft. 9 in.) while moving between spots (corners and elbows from both sides).

Notes

The information listed above for the testing performed at the pre-draft camp has been found from searching on the internet. No specifics on the actual procedures used for these test have been found, and there may be additional skill tests included.

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