Former NBA player Muggsy Bogues recently traveled to Charleston, NC last month to inspire some of the local youth at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The students roared and cheered for the NBA star, who told them tales of his career days when he really believed that if he focused hard he would be able to accomplish anything he put his mind to. Aside from telling the kids how strong their determination has to be in order to make their dreams come true, he also stated that if they work hard, stay focused, and believe in themselves that they can accomplish anything.
The Baltimore, Maryland native and point guard is famous for being the shortest person to ever play in the NBA at a height of 5 foot 3 in. He began playing basketball at a very young age and went on to play the sport for four years at Wake Forest University where he averaged 11.3 points per game. In 1986 he played for the US national team during the FIBA World Championship and even brought home a gold medal. Over the course of his playing career, Bogues was on the roster of the Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, and the Toronto Rapids. He retired from the court in 2001, but later on returned in 2005 to serve as a coach for two years for the Charlotte Sting in the WNBA and for three years between 2011 and 2014 for United Faith Christian Academy.
Bouges recently returned back to some familiar turf in Charleston, NC to speak to some local youth about practicing focus and determination. He was well received by everyone who got to listen to him and a great inspiration to today’s youth.
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