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Muggsy Bogues          

Former NBA All-star for the Charlotte Hornets

Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues was born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland. During his high school junior and senior years, Dunbar won 59 consecutive games and was ranked as one of the top high school team in the United States. He graduated from Wake Forest where the school retired his jersey number. Bogues was selected 12th in the first round of the NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. He retired from the NBA ranking 16th among all time assist leaders. He gained plenty of attention with his unique ball handling skills; he could maintain 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.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Bogues, where raised his points-per game average to ten in the 1992-93 season and helped lead the Hornets to their first ever appearance in the NBA playoffs. They made the playoffs again in 1995. From there Bogues played two seasons with the Warriors, and 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. Bogues retired from professional play ranking at number 16 among all time assist leaders in the NBA. Since leaving the NBA, Bogues works with his nonprofit Always Believe Inc based in Charlotte, NC where he resides with his family. Bogues is also an Ambassador for the NBA traveling the world educating youth.

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