Height Is Might In Basketball, But Not For These Shortest NBA Players

Gene Rock

#22 Gene Rock

Yet another 5 feet 9 inches tall player, Eugene “Gene” Rock played in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) as well as the Professional Basketball League of America (PBLA).

He did not have a very bright career but was remembered for his height.

While he averaged 6.9 points in 7 games, his only impressive streak failed to continue because the entire league concluded due to a lack of funds.

Before finishing his higher education, Rock also served in the US military. Interestingly, he was in the renowned Marine Corps!

After the end of his basketball career, he worked in the Los Angeles Police Department and even earned the position of captain!

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