A successful athlete will almost always need to be able to generate massive power through their legs to jump!
The ability to jump higher is coveted in every sport. How high you jump is a mirror of your athletic performance!
Let's be honest, being short at the basketball court is an actual disadvantage. But, the good news is you can turn such shortcomings into opportunities!!!
Pretty much anyone of any size could dunk a basketball if they spend time building up their power and explosiveness, work hard and slam it!
Anyone, with enough training, can achieve a good jumping height or vertical jump. Even in the most extreme genetic cases!
A good overall measure of athletic ability is your vertical leap and jump ability in total, many will rep other "big muscles" dont follow!
There are many ways to build your vertical leap and to jump higher in basketball, working hard and building your skills will prove vital!!!
What you should always do is to build a plan of attack to get to your maximum performance level at your current age.