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Shortest Players In NBA

Today we are going to talk about Shortest Players In NBA (National Basketball Association) history. We think of a basketball player probably a tall high-average man, strong, fast and able to make a slam dunk without any problems. But that is not always the case. Despite having an average height of 6’7 in basketball, basketball players have played in the past and even in today’s world, players who are much shorter than 6’7 are basketball players. Only 25 players in the history of the NBA are at this height or below. So let's gather some more information about Shortest Players In NBA (National Basketball Association) history.

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Shortest Players In NBA

1. Muggsy Bogues

Muggsy Bogues was born on January 9, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is known as a former American basketball player. Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player to play in the NBA. Listed height of Muggsy Bogues is 5 ft 3 in. Listed weight of Muggsy Bogues is 61 kg. Muggsy Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14-season career in the NBA. 

Despite being known for ten seasons of Muggsy Bogues with Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Bogues also played for the Washington Bullets and also played for the Toronto Raptors. After Muggsy Bogues' NBA career, he served as the head coach of the now defunct WNBA's Charlotte Sting.

2. Earl Boykins

Earl Boykins was born on June 2, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American former professional basketball player. Listed height of Earl Antoine Boykins is 5 ft 5 in. And Earl Antoine Boykins has a listed weight of 61 kg. Earl Antoine Boykins has emerged as the lightest player ever. Earl Antoine Boykins often signed short-term contracts with teams to play as a point guard.

Earl Antoine Boykins spent most of his career with the Denver Nuggets. Earl Boykins is known for his scoring techniques after Earl Boykins managed to score 32 points in a game on November 11, 2004. Earl Boykins also played for the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats, L.A. Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and many more. Today Earl Boykins plays for the Boykins Washington Wizards.

3. Mel Hirsch

Melvin M. Hirsch was born on July 31, 1921. Mel Hirsch was an American professional basketball player. Mel Hirsch played for the Boston Celtics of the Basketball Association of America and later became the NBA for 13 games in the 1946–47 seasons. Listed height of Mel Hirsch is 5 ft 6 in. And Mel Hirsch's listed weight is 75 kg. Mel Hirsch is the youngest player in the NBA after Bogues and Earl Boykins.

Mel Hirsch was a permanent player at Brooklyn College, graduating in 1943. Mel Hirsch served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator on a C-47 aircraft in the 13th Troop Carrier Squadron in the South Pacific. Mel Hirsch played in the squadron officer's basketball team. Mel Hirsch died of leukemia in December 1968 at the age of 47.

4. Greg Grant

Gregory Alan Grant was born on August 29, 1966 in Trenton, New Jersey. He is a retired American professional basketball player. In 1989, Greg Grant was selected by the Phoenix Suns as the 52nd overall pick in the NBA Draft. Greg Grant has spent nine years in the NBA and played for six different teams. Greg Grant now runs a sports academy in Trenton. Greg Grant also provides one-on-one referrals and clinics.

In 2010, Greg Grant was appointed head coach of Trenton Central High School. Greg Grant implemented an initiative to focus more on education and better performance in court. Greg Grant's listed height is 5 ft 7 in. And Greg Grant's listed weight is 64 kg. Greg Grant retired after 1998, during which time he set a record of 100–32 and a 100 percent graduation rate from his players.

5. Keith Jennings

Keith Jennings was born on November 2, 1968 in Culpeper, Virginia. Keith Jennings is an American basketball coach who previously played professionally in the National Basketball Association. Keith Jennings was not selected in the 1991 NBA Draft. Keith Jennings began his NBA career as a free agent. Keith Jennings spent three seasons in the NBA, in which the Golden State Warriors played in 164 games.

Keith Jennings' next-to-last regular season game with the Vanier’s on April 22, 1995, and his personal best in the NBA was a 23-point performance. From 2004 to 2007, Keith Jennings was the head coach of the boys' university basketball team at a private highland school in Warrenton, Virginia. Listed height of Keith Jennings is 5 ft 7 in. And Keith Jennings has a listed weight of 73 kg.

6. Red Klotz

Red Klotz was born on October 21, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Red Klotz was an American professional basketball player. Red Klotz was a point guard for the National Basketball Association with the original Baltimore Bullet. Red Klotz was best known for forming teams playing with Harlem Globetrotters: the Washington Generals and the New Yorkers. Red Klotz was the NBA's most lively champion.

More than Red Klotz's professional basketball career, he coached and played in more than 14,000 sports over eight decades and in more than 100 countries. Red Klotz has a listed height of 5 ft 7 in and Red Klotz has a listed weight of 68 kg. During the 1948 season, Red Klotz played on the Baltimore Bullet Team and that year Red Klotz won the Basketball Association America f America Championship.

7. Wataru Misaka

Wataru Misaka was born on December 21, 1923 in Ogden, Utah. He was an American professional basketball player. Wataru Misaka is one of the lesser known NBA players in Asia. Yet Wataru Misaka is now retired. Wataru Misaka is known as the first Asian player to participate in the NBA as well as the first non-Caucasian player and was known at the time as the American Basketball Association.

Wataru Misaka played basketball at the University of Utah where Wataru Misaka helped lead his team to the 1944 NCAA and 1947 NIT Championships. Wataru Misaka was picked in the first round by the New York Knicks. Wataru Misaka's career was very short. Wataru Misaka's listed height was 5 ft 7 in and his Listed weight was 68 kg. Wataru Misaka died on 20 November 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

8. Monte Towe

Monte Corwin Towe was born on September 27, 1953 in Marion, Indiana. He is an American basketball coach and retired player. He was the starting point guard for North Carolina State's 1974 NCAA Championship team. Monte Towe also played university baseball for NC State and gained All-ACC recognition in basketball and played on conference championship teams in both sports.

Monte Towe played in the 1976 ABA All-Star Game when the format of the game was Denver vs. All-Stars. After retiring as a player, Monte Towe returned to NC State and became an assistant under his former college coach, Norm Sloan, for the 1979-80 seasons. Monte Towe left the UNO in 2006 to become associate head coach in the state of North Carolina, headed by head coach Sidney Law. Monte Towe has a listed height of 5 ft 7 in and his listed weight of 68 kg.

9. Spud Webb

He was born on July 13, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. He is an American retired professional basketball player. Spud Webb plays in the National Basketball Association, is known for winning slam dunk contests despite being the shortest player in NBA history. Spud Webb is currently president of the Texas Legends basketball operations.

Spud Webb played for NC State in the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons. Spud Webb split the season between the Atlanta Hawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves before retiring from professional basketball in 1997. Spud Webb played 814 games in his NBA career and averaged 9.9 points per game, and averaged 8,072 points and 4,342 assists per season. Spud Webb's listed height is 5 ft 6 in and listed weight is 60 kg.

10. Charlie Criss

Charles Washington Criss was born on November 6, 1948 in Valhalla, New York. He is a former American professional basketball player. Charlie Criss began her professional career in the Continental Basketball Association. Charlie Criss then joined the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. Charlie Criss has a listed height of 5 ft 8 in and a listed weight of 75 kg.

Charlie Criss played eight seasons in the league with the Hawks, San Diego Clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks. After Charlie Criss retired as a player, he worked as a golf instructor, Atlanta Hawks television color critic, minor-league basketball coach, and basketball summer camp coordinator. In Charlie Criss's NBA career, he averaged 8.5 points and 3.2 assists per game.

Other Basketball Player

 

Dino Martin

Height : 5 ft 8 in
Weight : 73kg
Nationality : USA

Willie Somerset

Height : 5 ft 8 in
Weight : 77kg
Nationality : USA

Howie Carl

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 73kg
Nationality : USA

Charlie Hoefer

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 72kg
Nationality : GER

Lionel Malamed

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 68kg
Nationality : USA

Ed Melvin

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 77kg
Nationality : USA

Calvin Murphy

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 75kg
Nationality : USA

Angelo Musi

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 66kg
Nationality : USA

Ralph O'Brien

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 73kg
Nationality : USA

Nate Robinson

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 82kg
Nationality : USA

Gene Rock

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 70kg
Nationality : USA

Yuta Tabuse

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 75kg
Nationality : JPN

Isaiah Thomas

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 84kg
Nationality : USA

Kay Felder

Height : 5 ft 9 in
Weight : 80kg
Nationality : USA