During the PBA Rookie Draft, it was stated that all the rookie applicants were measured in terms in weight and definitely, height. It turns out that the true and exact height of these players were less than what was advertised in newspapers. The addition of couple of inches would definitely boost the stock of players, but it would be really helpful if their true height were known so it would not fool others.
I really feel that this was a good move by the PBA. During draft day, when their names were called, it was shown on the graphics of the tv coverage their true measured heights. I wasn't able to finish watching the draft, so I don't know the true height of the other rookies. Anyone got a list?
Rich Alvarez only measures 6' 2 1/2" but always listed as 6' 4".
Yap only measures 6' 1 1/2" but listed as 6' 2" or 6' 3".
Ervin Sotto only measures 6' 5" but listed as 6' 7" (this is really something).