Muggsy Bogues to Visit India
Former NBA player Muggsy Bogues will be in India on Monday, January 9 to participate in an NBA India - Senate India Caucus Basketball Event to promote basketball participation and healthy, active lifestyle to Indian youth. The event will be held at the Modern School on Barakhamba Rd. in New Delhi from 3-5 p.m.
At 5-foot-3, Bogues is the shortest player ever to play in the NBA and played point guard for four teams during his 14-season NBA career. He is best known for his time with the Charlotte Hornets, he also played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.
Come out to the Modern School on Monday for your chance to meet Muggsy and watch him train some aspiring young basketball players.
Learn more about Muggsy Bogues
>> Position: PG
>> Height: 5’3”
>> Teams: Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors
>> Shortest player to ever play in the NBA
>> Hornets’ career leader in minutes played, assists, and steals
Muggsy Bogues was born January 9, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland. He played at Dunbar High School, where he helped lead the team to a 29-0 record his junior year and 31-0 in his senior year. Following his success in high school, he went on to play for Wake Forest University averaging 11.3 points, 8.4 assists, and 3.1 steals in his junior year. He would follow his junior year by increasing his production in each of those categories, averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 assists, and 3.9 steals. He also played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, helping the team earn a gold medal.
Bogues’ professional career began when he was selected by the Washington Bullets with the 12th pick of the first round in the 1987 NBA Draft. After his rookie season, Bogues was selected in the expansion draft by the Charlotte Hornets. During his tenure in Charlotte, Bogues teamed with Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning to lead a very popular and exciting young team to the playoffs several times. He would leave the Hornets as the franchise leader in minutes played, assists, steals, as well as the single-game record holder for assists in a regular season game and postseason game. Shortly into the 1997-98 season, Bogues was traded to the Golden State Warriors. He played two seasons out west before signing as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors, where he would finish his historic career.
After his playing days, Bogues worked in real estate for several years. He was later named head coach of the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting in August 2005. He would coach the team for its only two seasons. He is currently the head coach of the United Faith Christian Academy men’s high school basketball team in Charlotte, NC.