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Old 07-26-2018, 06:52 PM
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Hank Finkle was listed at 6’11 and Dan Obravac was listed at 6’10...... in the cafeteria line Hank was at least 3” taller. He just wanted to not be listed as a 7’er some of team pictures from past years had guys standing on their toes.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:59 PM
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yes and Obravac was 6'10 in stocking feet and also standing in soft cement!!!
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fly View Post
Pretty sure Dayton measures with shoes. Chris Wright was listed at 6-8 here but was measured 6-7 1/2 in the NBA without shoes. Still, the NBA listed him at 6-8. Since they play in shoes (good for anywhere from half an inch to an inch) it makes sense to me to measure players that way.

There isn’t as much height-hyping as people seem to believe. It’s actually more prevalent with short guards (not bigs) that come up short of six-feet.

Jerry Matos was listed at 6-7 in junior college but is on Dayton’s roster at 6-6. Frankie Policelli is now listed at 6-7, not 6-8. That tells me Anthony Grant doesn’t inflate the numbers.
I would guess Grant does the opposite. Trimming those numbers down for the record books was commonplace for my high school coach. 6’5 became 6’3. 6’0 became 5’10. And so on.

So to a lesser degree I think those numbers are purposely rounded down to misrepresent the players’ actual height. Why provide other teams with a better scouting report?
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:23 PM
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Hank Finkel was listed at 6’11 and Dan Obravac was listed at 6’10...... in the cafeteria line Hank was at least 3” taller. He just wanted to not be listed as a 7’er some of team pictures from past years had guys standing on their toes.
I went to classes with Hank. He was a space eater. Well over 7' , but also had long arms and very wide shoulders which he used extremely well to his advantage. As opposed to Finn who had modest upper proportions, but got the job done with finesse.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by San Diego Flyer View Post
I went to classes with Hank. He was a space eater. Well over 7' , but also had long arms and very wide shoulders which he used extremely well to his advantage. As opposed to Finn who had modest upper proportions, but got the job done with finesse.
I remember visiting Hanks room in Founders where they had him is a regular dorm bed. He was laying down on his back resting, with his knees hanging over the bottom end of the bed, and his feet squarely on the floor. He was a LARGE human being.... and the gentlest person one could ever meet. There was no special treatment to players back in those days.....
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Originally Posted by TerryK_67 View Post
I remember visiting Hanks room in Founders where they had him is a regular dorm bed. He was laying down on his back resting, with his knees hanging over the bottom end of the bed, and his feet squarely on the floor. He was a LARGE human being.... and the gentlest person one could ever meet. There was no special treatment to players back in those days.....
Hank's room was directly across from the elevator on the fourth floor. My room was about four doors down on the same side as Hank.
Hank had a vertical jump of about 4 inches, but a great touch under the basket.
From my memory, Hank never ever got stuffed once he made his move to the basket.
You are correct...gentle as a lamb!
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Originally Posted by The Fly View Post
Pretty sure Dayton measures with shoes. Chris Wright was listed at 6-8 here but was measured 6-7 1/2 in the NBA without shoes. Still, the NBA listed him at 6-8. Since they play in shoes (good for anywhere from half an inch to an inch) it makes sense to me to measure players that way.

There isn’t as much height-hyping as people seem to believe. It’s actually more prevalent with short guards (not bigs) that come up short of six-feet.

Jerry Matos was listed at 6-7 in junior college but is on Dayton’s roster at 6-6. Frankie Policelli is now listed at 6-7, not 6-8. That tells me Anthony Grant doesn’t inflate the numbers.
Perhaps Coach Grant doesn’t inflate the numbers, but his coach at UD didn’t seem to care much about them. I say that based on an observation from my undergrad days in the early 1980s.

My girlfriend (now wife) and I had Fr. Burns for Christian Marriage in 1983 or 1984. Also in that class (and seated side-by-side, a few rows below us in the Sherman Hall auditorium) were Rory Dahlinghaus and Jim Shields, who were Forwards in the Class Of ‘86, both of whom were listed at 6’8”. At the start of each class, Fr. Burns would have the entire class stand for prayer. Well, there had to be about 2” difference between Dahlinghaus and Shields. I believe Rory is (or at least was) a legitimate 6’8”. But Shields? More like 6’6” (or maybe even 6’5”).
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Originally Posted by T-Bone 84 View Post
Perhaps Coach Grant doesn’t inflate the numbers, but his coach at UD didn’t seem to care much about them. I say that based on an observation from my undergrad days in the early 1980s.

My girlfriend (now wife) and I had Fr. Burns for Christian Marriage in 1983 or 1984. Also in that class (and seated side-by-side, a few rows below us in the Sherman Hall auditorium) were Rory Dahlinghaus and Jim Shields, who were Forwards in the Class Of ‘86, both of whom were listed at 6’8”. At the start of each class, Fr. Burns would have the entire class stand for prayer. Well, there had to be about 2” difference between Dahlinghaus and Shields. I believe Rory is (or at least was) a legitimate 6’8”. But Shields? More like 6’6” (or maybe even 6’5”).
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Well I have to ask. Are Shields and Dahlinghaus still married?
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:49 PM
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Well I have to ask. Are Shields and Dahlinghaus still married?
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They were “just living together” at the time. Scandalous, right?
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