Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player in NBA history, listed at 5’3”. He was drafted 12th overall by the Washington Bullets in 1987 and played later played for the Hornets, Warriors and Raptors. Using his size to his advantage, Muggsy was considered a great passer and stealer.
Can you play in the NBA if you’re short?
Only a handful of players standing 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) have even played a single game in the league. Countless short players who have dominated high school and college basketball have been rejected by NBA teams simply because they would not survive in a league full of giants.
Is 6ft too short for basketball?
The average height of a NBA player is 6’7″ ; that is for NBA. So 6′2″ is a good height for you to play basketball. Moreover what position you play is another factor that comes into consideration; if you are tall you are more likely to be a rebounder or incase you have a short height you can be a guard.
Who is 7 3 in the NBA?
The tallest player inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is 7-foot-6-inch (2.29 m) Yao Ming.
List of tallest players in National Basketball Association history.
|Height||7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)|
|Weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Teams||New York Knicks (2015–2019) Dallas Mavericks (2019–present)|