Muggsy Bogues is a former NBA star who was born in 1965 in the Lafayette public housing projects of Baltimore, Maryland. Beating the odds, Muggsy became known for his accomplishments in basketball despite the challenges he faced growing up in public housing and being only 5’3” tall.
At his alma maters – Dunbar High School in Baltimore and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem – Muggsy proved that he could beat all odds. During his high school junior and senior years, Dunbar won 59 consecutive games and was ranked the top high school team in the nation. He graduated from Wake Forest where the school retired his jersey number. Muggsy was selected 12th in the first round of the NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. For seven years he led the NBA in assist to turnover ratio and retired from the NBA as the 16th All-Time record holder in history for assists. Nicknamed the “Human Assist” and remaining the shortest player in history, he gained attention with his unique ball-handling skills and 44 inch vertical. Muggsy took the Hornets and Raptors to their first NBA playoff appearances.
What is Muggsy doing today besides serving as President/CEO of the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation? Muggsy is as an Ambassador for the NBA and Community Ambassador for the Charlotte Hornets. Muggsy also does motivational speaking appearances, endorsements, hosts annual basketball camps and a fast fan-favorite sports podcast “3 League OGs” alongside NBA Greats Charles Oakley and Earl Cureton.