Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues is born on January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland. 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. Nicked named the “Human Assist” and still remaining as 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.
Since retiring, Muggsy works with his nonprofit the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation, motivational speaker, and Ambassador for the Hornets and NBA traveling the world educating youth.