February 13, 2007

Mangum impresses at Phoenix Nike Combine

One of the top prospects at the recent Phoenix College Nike Combine was Chandler (Ariz.) Basha linebacker/fullback Kurt Mangum, a 6-foot, 228-pounder who finished 5th out of nearly 600 athletes in SPARQ testing at the event.

Mangum, who played last season at Hamilton after moving to the Phoenix-area from Michigan, where he earned a reputation as a big-hitter on varsity as a sophomore at Orchard Lake St. Mary's, clocked 4.74 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 4.41 seconds in the shuttle run, put up 24 reps on the bench press at 185 lbs., and had a 33-inch vertical jump.

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