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Who’re the shortest NBA players? Full list with height, team, nationality

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Even in a league filled with giants, small players are able to doing big things within the NBA.

In keeping with NBA.com, a complete of 27 players who appeared in at the very least one game throughout the 2021-22 season measured in at 6 feet or shorter.

Plenty of those players remain unsigned as of this writing, however the list features a trio of former All-Stars in Isaiah Thomas, Kyle Lowry and Kemba Walker, an NBA legend in Chris Paul, and just a few role players reminiscent of Patty Mills, Davion Mitchell, Jose Alvarado and Ish Smith.

MORE: Who’re the ten shortest players in NBA history?

Who’re the shortest NBA players?

Two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas is currently listed because the shortest player within the NBA at 5-foot-9. There’s a gaggle of players listed at 5-foot-10, headlined by Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo.

Of players 6 feet and under, Chris Paul is the just one who was named an All-Star within the 2021-22 season.

A member of the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary Team, Paul is one of the crucial achieved players in NBA history. Along with 12 All-Star selections and 11 All-NBA selections, he’s led the NBA in assists five times and steals six times. 

The next list is compiled from NBA.com’s database.

Shortest players within the NBA

RankPlayerHeightTeamNationality
1.Isaiah Thomas5-9USA
2.Facundo Campazzo5-10NuggetsArgentina
 Jared Harper5-10USA
 Markus Howard5-10USA
 Tremont Waters5-10USA
3.Carsen Edwards5-11USA
 Chris Chiozza5-11USA
 D.J. Augustin5-11USA
 Jordan McLaughlin5-11TimberwolvesUSA
 Keifer Sykes5-11USA
 McKinley Wright IV5-11MavericksUSA
4.Aaron Holiday6-0HawksUSA
 Brandon Goodwin6-0USA
 Carlik Jones6-0BullsUSA
 Chris Paul6-0SunsUSA
 Darren Collison6-0USA
 Davion Mitchell6-0KingsUSA
 Derrick Walton Jr.6-0USA
 Ish Smith6-0NuggetsUSA
 Jose Alvarado6-0PelicansUSA
 Kemba Walker6-0PistonsUSA
 Kyle Lowry6-0HeatUSA
 Patty Mills6-0NetsAustralia
 Tim Frazier6-0USA
 Trey Burke6-0RocketsUSA
 Tyus Jones6-0GrizzliesUSA
 Zavier Simpson6-0MagicUSA

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Who’re the shortest players in NBA history?

The shortest player in NBA history is Muggsy Bogues at 5-foot-3. The shortest player to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, meanwhile, is Calvin Murphy at 5-foot-9.

List of all players 5-foot-8 or shorter in NBA history

RankPlayerHeightNBA playing profession
1.Muggsy Bogues5-31987-2001
2.Early Boykins5-51998-2012
3.Spud Webb5-61985-98
 Mel Hirsch5-61946-47
5.Greg Grant5-71989-96
 Keith Jennings5-71992-95
 Red Klotz5-71947-48
 Wataru Misaka5-71947-48
 Monte Towe5-71976-77
10.Dino Martin5-81946-48
 Willie Somerset5-81965-66
 Charlie Criss5-81977-86

Spud Webb, tied for the third-shortest player in NBA history, is the shortest player ever to win the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest.

Louis Herman “Red” Klotz, a member of the championship-winning Baltimore Bullets, is the shortest player ever to win an NBA title. 

Monte Towe, who played one season each within the ABA and the NBA, is the shortest ever player to have played within the ABA. 

Wataru Misaka, a member of the Latest York Knicks in 1947-48, was the first Asian player within the league.

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