Defensive Shot Contest

We wanted to see how much wingspan plays a part in contesting shots, so we made a shooter with a 90 3 ball with default wingspan. Then we made three defenders with 70 Shot Contest, who were the same height as the shooter, with Min, Default, and Max wingspan to see if wingspan had an affect on the Green Window and Make Percentage. We also wanted to see how a light contest looked vs a heavy contest. This test was done without any badges. We took 200 shots for each category.

Wingpsan Earliest Green Green Window Make Percentage
No Contest
Default 502 mS 31 mS 51.5%
Light Contest
Minimum 504 mS 24 mS 37%
Default 506 mS 21 mS 34%
Maximum 509 mS 18 mS 30.5%
Heavy Contest
Minimum 510 mS 17 mS 15.5%
Default 511 mS 16 mS 13%
Maximum 513 mS 13 mS 10%



For this test we wanted to see how much wingspan plays a part in getting rebounds. We went to freestyle in 2ku with two identical centers except for the span differences. We placed them in front of the rim side by side. We then shot the ball short from the top of the key. We jumped at the same time and only counted it if they had an equal opportunity to get the rebound. We did 200 rebounds for each “battle”.

Wingspan 1 Wingspan 2 Result
Minimum Default 43.5%/56.5%
Default Maximum 45%/55%
Minimum Maximum 32.5%/67.5%


Shooting Open Shots

We wanted to see if wingspan had an affect on the shots speed or Green window. So we made three shooters with Minimum, Default, and Maximum span and all other attributes were the same. We took 200 threes with each and recorded the stats.

Wingpsan Earliest Green Green Window Make Percentage
Minimum 502 mS 31 mS 51.5%
Default 502 mS 31 mS 51%
Maximum 502 mS 31 mS 52%


Dunking Success

We wanted to see if Wingspan helped with finishing dunks. For this test we took a 6’6 Slasher with no badges and repeatedly dunked in traffic 200 times for each span. We only recorded results from actual dunk attempts.

Wingspan Dunk Success Rate
Minimum 33.5%
Default 38.5%
Maximum 45%



Although it doesn’t show up in the attributes, Changing your span adds a lot of hidden benefits. Based on the results we would recommend always maxing your wingspan no matter what archetype/position you choose. The small bonus in shooting attributes from min wingspan does not make up for worse rebounding, defense, and finishing ability.


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