Top 10 Shortest NBA Player To Dunk In 2023

Every basketball lover has the curiosity to know who was the shortest NBA player to dunk? Well, Tyrone Curtis Bogues, professionally known as Muggsy Bogues, holds the distinction of being the shortest NBA player to dunk in the history of the National Basketball Association.

One of the best ways to gain popularity among sports fans is to dunk the ball. If you’re under 6 feet tall and you want to be a dunker, you shouldn’t be discouraged because many players with less height have made it to the NBA due to their incredible jumping ability. So, let’s see who they are for the year 2023-2024! 

1. Jordan Mclaughln

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Jordan Mclaughlin has become the shortest dunker in the NBA along with being the Timberwolves facilitator and above-average defender. He averaged 5.0 points, 3.5 assists, and 1.0 steals on 44.4% shooting in 143 career games. 

  • Date of birth: 9 April, 1996
  • Age: 27
  • Place of birth: Pasadena, California, United States
  • Height : 6ft 0in
  • Current team: Minnesota Timberwolves

2. David Stockton

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Stockton has two seasons of NBA experience. Stockton has averaged 3.0 points and 1.5 assists per game over the course of his career.

He is the prodigal son of Hall of Famer and NBA icon John Stockton.

  • Date of birth: 24 Jun, 1991
  • Age: 31
  • Place of birth: Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Height : 5ft 11in
  • Current team: Indiana Pacers

3. Mckinley Wright IV 

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Mckinley has a two-way contract with the NBA G League’s Texas Legends. He represented the Colorado Buffaloes in collegiate basketball.

  • Date of birth: 05 Oct, 1998
  • Age: 24
  • Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Height : 5ft 11in
  • Current team: Dallas Mavericks

4. Jose Alvarado

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Jose is the shortest person in the NBA who goes by the nickname “Grand Theft Alvarado” because of his prowess at stealing. Alvarado stands for Puerto Rico globally.

  • Date of birth: 12 April, 1998
  • Age: 25
  • Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Height: 6ft 0in
  • Current team: New Orleans Pelicans

5. Trevor Hudgins

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Scouts from the NBA took notice of Hudgins because of his long-range shooting, shooting off the dribble, and overall skill as a player.

  • Date of birth: 23 Mar, 1999
  • Age: 24
  • Place of birth: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Current team: Houston Rockets

6. Carlink Jones

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For the 2022–23 G League season, Jones was selected for the inaugural Next Up Game. He was also chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the NBA G League.

  • Date of birth: 23 Dec, 1997
  • Age: 26
  • Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Height : 1.83 m
  • Current team: Chicago Bulls

7. Tyus Jones

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He is the shortest NBA player ever famous for his the best ball-handling abilities in the NBA, according to legend. Jones has also averaged 6.2 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 43.5% over the course of seven seasons.

  • Date of birth: 10 May, 1996
  • Age: 27
  • Place of birth: Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
  • Height : 1.88m
  • Current team: Memphis Grizzlies

8. Kyle Lowry

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Kyle has been selected as an All-Star six times, and in 2016, he was nominated to the All-NBA Third Team. In 2019, he led the Toronto Raptors to their first and only NBA title.

  • Date of birth: 25 March, 1986
  • Age: 37
  • Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Height: 1.83m
  • Current team: Miami Heat

9. Isaiah Miller

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Isaiah is a point guard who was most recently with the Salt Lake City Stars team that competed in the G-League.

  • Date of birth: 9 Nov, 1998
  • Age: 24
  • Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Current team: Portland Trail Blazers

10. Patty Mills

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Patrick Mills is the shortest player in the NBA who’s from Australia  in the current scenario. Mills played two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. He competed with the Melbourne Tigers in the NBL and the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China while the NBA was on lockout in 2011. Mills is well known for both his leadership abilities and three-point shooting.

  • Date of birth: 11 Aug, 1988
  • Age: 34
  • Place of birth: Canberra, Australia
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Current team: Brooklyn Nets

Frequently Asked Questions-

Q1- What is the farthest dunk ever?

Ans. The Harlem Globetrotters’ Corey “Thunder” Law and Donte “Hammer” Harrison set a record for the farthest basketball alley-oop slam dunk on December 7, 2021 at Cartersville, Georgia’s LakePoint Champions Center. Their distance was 30.42 m (99 ft 9.6 in).

Q2- Who has never been dunked on?

Ans. Matthew Judon has never been dunked on.

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