For four years, Murray State’s Ed Daniel has been listed as a 6’7″ forward. And there’s little doubt he’s played like a big man, leading the OVC in rebounding with 10 per game this past year.
But according to the official measurements at the Portsmouth Invitational, Daniel isn’t 6’7″. Or 6’6″. By their official measurements, Daniel is just 6-feet, five and a half inches.
It doesn’t mean much of anything for Daniel’s college career, although it really makes his numbers all that more impressive. But for the pro game? It could have somewhat of an impact, however small.
Daniel was never really expected to play the five spot, but playing the four could be a challenge for Daniel, who was already seen at somewhat undersized. Can Daniel play the three? He’s been working on his jump shot, and could outrebound some smaller forwards, and played longer stretches this year. But he doesn’t have three-point range, and he’s not a player you really want handling the ball.
As a note, Robert Covington, who is also listed at 6’7″ measured at 6′ 6.25″. Ian Clark, listed at 6’3″, measured 6′ 2.25″.