2019 MLS Player Combine DL

Michigan State forward DeJuan Jones stole the show in the 2019 MLS Player Combine performance tests, finishing first among Combine participants in the 30-meter dash and 5-10-5 shuttle run and third in the vertical jump.


Jones, who tallied five goals and five assists in 22 appearances for the Spartans in 2018, was the only Combine participant to finish in the top 10 in all three of the tests. Five other players – UC Davis’ Roy Boateng, Syracuse’s Tajon Buchanon, Virginia’s Prosper Figbe, Princeton’s Sean McSherry and Oregon State’s Don Tchilao – finished in the top-10 in two different categories.


The top-10 lists in each of the three tests are below.


Speed (30-meter dash)

Player
School
Position
Time
DeJuan Jones
Michigan State
F
3.82
Prosper Figbe
Virginia
D
3.84
Jonas Loebe
Fordham
M/F
3.95
Tajon Buchanon
Syracuse
F
3.95
Eduvie Ikoba
Dartmouth
F
3.95
Sean McSherry
Princeton
D
3.96
Don Tchilao
Oregon State
F
3.97
Rece Buckmaster
Indiana
D
3.97
Mamadi Camara
Simon Fraser
M/F
3.98
Roy Boateng
UC Davis
D
3.98

Agility (5-10-5 shuttle run)

Player
School
Position
Time
DeJuan Jones
Michigan State
F
3.92
Tucker Bone
Air Force
M
3.98
Logan Gdula
Wake Forest
D
4.01
Brendan McDonough
Georgetown
D
4.01
Amir Bashti
Stanford
M/F
4.02
Sean McSherry
Princeton
D
4.05
Alex Comsia
North Carolina
D
4.07
Hassani Dotson
Oregon State
M
4.08
Emil Cuello
Southern Methodist
M
4.09
Nils Bruenig
North Carolina
D/M
4.11

Power (Vertical jump)

Player
School
Position
Inches
Roy Boateng
UC Davis
D
36
Prosper Figbe
Virginia
D
35.5
DeJuan Jones
Michigan State
F
35
Jacob Hauser-Ramsey
UConn
D
34.5
Marcello Borges
Michigan
D
33.5
Sebastian Elney
Maryland
F
33.5
Don Tchilao
Oregon State
F
33.5
Luis Barraza
Marquette
GK
32.5
Tajon Buchanon
Syracuse
F
32
Kervin Kenton Fadel
Coastal Carolina
D
32