I think you do not seem to understand the fact that a 7 foot tall guy squatting 325 pounds might be displaying quite a bit of limit strength. Additionally, limit strength is not always the most important consideration for all sporting endeavors. At a certain point, strength is no longer a limiting factor, other variables such as reactivity and rate of force development are more important.
Compare two guys: One is the natural "fast-twitch freak" athlete who has incredible posterior chain stiffness and outstanding rate of force development and one is the coach's son who spends all day squatting. The two may have the same vertical leap, but the "freak" can skip up into the air with 20 degrees of knee flexion while the weight room warrior bends practically to parellel while jumping. One of them is going to have a considerable advantage going for a rebound and it's not the guy who squats more.
I'm not saying that limit strength is not important (far from it!), but it is still only one component in athletic training.
BTW, this thread has been highjacked quite a bit... but to the original poster, I think trap-bar deads are FANTASTIC. I like oly squats in-season (all the jumping in practice is a lot of quarter-squatting so that full ROM is important) , but out of season I think that trap-bar and straight-bar deads should be the bulk of the ME lifting, especially for very tall athletes.