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Muggsy Bogues to Speak at UOG on January 17


Uog
01/13/17

University of GuamThe University of Guam welcomes Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues as the 30th speaker in the Presidential Lecture Series.

Bogues’ lecture, titled “In the Land of Giants: My Life in Basketball” will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall on the UOG Campus.

Bogues, at 5 ft. 3 in. tall, is the shortest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. He played point guard for four teams in 14 seasons before retiring in 2001 as the 16th all-time assists leader.

The lecture is open to the public.  Seating is limited.  For more information, contact Jonas Macapinlac at jmac@triton.uog.edu.

About the Lecturer

Standing at 5-feet 3-inches, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues is shortest person to ever play in the NBA.  He played point guard for 14 seasons in the NBA. He is best known for his ten seasons with the Charlotte Hornets and also played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors.

Bogues was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He led Dunbar High School to a national championship in 1983 and went on to attend Wake Forest University, finishing his college career as the the ACC career leader in steals and assists.

In 1987, he was selected 12th overall by the Washington Bullets in the NBA draft. Bogues was later drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1988 expansion draft and led the Hornets to its first ever appearance in the NBA playoffs.

Bogues spent 10 years in Charlotte, playing with all-star teammates Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson. Later in his career, Bogues went on to play for the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. He retired in 2001 as the 16th all-time assists leader.

Bogues is now the head coach of United Faith Christian Academy boys’ high school basketball team in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has also written an autobiography, In the Land of Giants, recounting the struggles of growing in inner-city Baltimore and achieving success in the NBA.

On December 2016, Bogues was announced as a first-time candidate for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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