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Muggsy Bogues          

Former NBA All-star for the Charlotte Hornets

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 as the top high school team in the United States. 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. This will bring clarity to how he got the nickname “The Human Assist.” He gained attention with his unique ball handling skills; maintaining a legal dribble so close to the ground that his knuckles dragged on the floor; and with his high jumper range 44 inch leaps on the court, Bogues is still the shortest player to ever play in the NBA.

Muggsy raised his points-per game average to ten in the 1992-93 season and in 95 Muggsy helped lead the Hornets to their first ever appearance in the NBA playoffs. From there Muggsy played two seasons with the Warriors, then signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors, taking them to their first playoff series. This is where he would essentially conclude his career. Since retiring, Muggsy works with his nonprofit the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation based in Charlotte, NC where he resides with his family. Muggsy is a public speaker, Hornets Community Ambassador and an Ambassador for the NBA traveling the world educating youth.

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