Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
How JD Notae tested, played Day 2 at G League Elite Camp
Arkansas guard JD Notae gestures on Thursday, March 24, 2022, during the second half of the Razorbacks' game against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif.
Former Arkansas guard JD Notae’s first scrimmage at the NBA G League Elite Camp in Chicago on Monday did not go well.
Notae finished 1 of 13 shooting and had 4 assists against 5 turnovers, but he rebounded in some ways Tuesday and made an impact in Team 4’s 99-94 victory over Team 1 to close the final game of the event. In 19:11 on the floor, Notae scored 7 points on 2 of 7 shooting.
He was 0 of 2 from three-point range, 3 of 4 at the free throw line and added 4 assists, a team-high 2 steals and only 1 turnover. Team 4 was plus-4 with Notae in the lineup.
In an interview following the game, Notae said he felt blessed to be at the camp.
“Just playing with those groups of guys, man, we bonded from the jump,” Notae added. “I feel like I just came here to just try to play my game and have fun.”
Asked if Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman provided any advice to him ahead of the two-day event, Notae said the coach kept his message simple.
“He just told me to come out here and play hard,” Notae said.
Top performers from the event – Marcus Sasser (Houston), Bryson Williams (Texas Tech), Jared Rhoden (Seton Hall), Jalen Wilson (Kansas), Tyrese Martin (UConn), Kenneth Lofton (Louisiana Tech), Darius Days (LSU) – were invited to the NBA Scouting Combine, which runs May 18-22 in Chicago.
Below are testing and measurement figures on Notae from the camp:
Notae's anthropometry results (unofficial)
Body fat: 3.65%
Note: Third-lowest among camp participants behind Howard’s Kyle Foster (3.30) and Texas Southern’s Brison Gresham (3.45).
Hand length: 8.5 inches
Note: Tied for second-longest among point guards and shooting guards. Sasser measured at 8.75 inches.
Hand width: 9.75 inches
Note: Kentucky guard Kellan Grady topped all guards at 10.25 inches.
Weight: 180 pounds
Note: Notae was listed at 190 pounds on the Razorbacks’ official 2021-22 roster.
Height with shoes: 6-2 1/4
Note: Notae was listed at 6-2 on Arkansas’ roster last season.
Height without shoes: 6-1
Standing reach: 8-1 1/2
Wingspan: 6-6 1/4
Note: Arms measured four inches greater than his listed height.
Strength and agility testing (unofficial)
Lane shuttle left: 3.14 seconds
Note: Foster registered the best time among point guards and shooting guards at 3.003 seconds.
Lane shuttle right: 3.25
Note: Of the six point guards who were timed in the shuttle moving both left and right, five clocked a slower time moving right.
Three-quarter court sprint: 3.20 seconds
Note: Finished with the eighth-best time and third among point guards. Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas was No. 1 at 3.06 seconds.
Max vertical jump: 39 inches
Note: Tied for the third-best figure. Abmas was No. 1 at 40 inches. According to the Razorbacks’ game notes, Notae’s max vertical at Arkansas was 42 inches.
Standing vertical: 31.5 inches
Note: Finished with the No. 4 overall mark. Texas A&M’s Quenton Jackson was No. 3 at 32 inches, and Jamaree Bouyea of San Francisco was first at 32.5 inches. According to the Razorbacks’ game notes, Notae’s standing vertical was 33 inches at Arkansas.
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