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Caeleb Dressel should be in the NBA Draft with this freakish vertical

July 29, 2021

Caeleb Dressel is quickly becoming the star of the Tokyo Olympics (as predicted by our Shane Ryan two years ago) by racking up gold medals in swimming—and yes, making emotional phone calls to his wife. But his athletic prowess extends beyond the pool if you've ever seen him get loose for one of his competitions.

Dressel has hops. ELITE hops. As in, most guys in the NBA would kill for his jumping ability.

It's been reported that Dressel has a 43-inch vertical, which, in case you don't know, is absolutely, ridiculous. This guy should be in tonight's NBA Draft! That's like being able to run a 4.3 40-yard dash!

Don't believe it? Here's the stunning proof:

Incredible. Then again, should we be surprised? Just look at the guy. He's an absolute specimen:

Anyway, in the time you read this post, Caeleb probably won another gold medal. Just know that if there was an Olympic dunk contest, he might win that too.