Wayne Chism is out trying to change perceptions.
The former Tennessee forward apparently had to start with some about his body.
A morning workout in Milwaukee for the Bucks on Wednesday seemingly accomplished that before Chism even stepped on the floor, opening up director of scouting Billy McKinney's eyes to a differently sized player than he was expecting.
"He's bigger than advertised," McKinney told Bucks.com. "I've watched Tennessee play several times this season and I thought he was probably 6-7 maybe at tops, an undersized power forward.
"But he's a legitimate 6-9, evenly proportioned competitor. He played very well today."
That strong performance might not send Chism's stock soaring just yet, but it clearly didn't hurt a player who's still no lock to get selected in the NBA draft on June 24 in New York.
Chism was one of six players brought in for the morning session by the Bucks, and he held his own against Oklahoma's Tiny Gallon and North Carolina's Deon Thompson during workouts inside with the forwards.
"I loved the match-up, I loved the banging around on the inside," Chism told the website. "They're both physical players and they both are good.
"You know, I don't know (what stood out). I competed though and that's the biggest thing. I competed and I stayed physical with those two guys, but they play hard."
Chism bolstered his reputation as a senior for the Vols last year by doing that all year during the run to the Elite Eight, and he looked increasingly more like a pro prospect throughout the postseason.
Questions about his role at the next level based on his size were bound to come up in the days leading up to the draft, but the answers he's already providing could reserve him a spot in its second round.
"There are some nuggets in the second round, whereas people are focused on the first round, of course, with the money that's guaranteed to those players for a three- or four-year period," McKinney said. "We have to be diligent about our work as we were with Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and know that we can find players in the second round that can be productive players in the NBA.
"I have to say that this was probably one of the best workouts we've had this year. Every time we bring players in we have a breakfast meeting and it was a really delightful group of young men to talk to. Then on the court today, the talents were evenly matched and the competitive spirit was really great. We felt like we learned a lot more about some of the players that we watched during the course of their career."
All it took for Chism was a measurement.