average height of NBA players 2023


How tall is the Average NBA Player?

The average height of NBA players has been declining for the past decade, and the 2023-24 season is no exception. According to the 2023-24 NBA Roster Survey, the average height of an NBA player during the 2023-2024 season stands at 6 feet 6.74 inches (200.01 centimeters).

That said, in comparison to other sports, NBA players are notably taller. The average NBA player is over 4 inches taller than the average NFL player, 4.71 inches taller than the average MLB player, and 9 inches taller than the average American male, who stands at 5 feet 9.1 inches!

At 7’4″, Boban Marjanovic of the Houston Rockets and Victor Wembanyama of the Las Vegas Aces share the title of tallest active NBA player. On the other end, Facundo Campazzo of the Sacramento Kings holds down the shortest active player spot at 5’10”.

How tall are the tallest NBA players and the shortest NBA players then?

Boban is the tallest NBA player
Boban Marjanovic is tied with Victor Wembanyama as the tallest NBA player at 7’3 or 224cm

Who are the tallest and shortest players in the NBA?

As of the 2023-24 season, the tallest player in the NBA is Boban Marjanović, a center for the Houston Rockets, who stands at 7 feet 4 inches (223.52 centimeters). Close behind is Kristaps Porziņģis, a forward/center for the Washington Wizards, towering 7 feet 3 inches (220.98 centimeters).

On the other end of the height spectrum, the shortest players in the NBA this season is Jacob Gilyard, from the Memphis Grizzlies, followed by Facundo Campazzo and Markus Howard, both guards for the Denver Nuggets, standing at 5 feet 10 inches (177.80 centimeters).

Three NBA players in total are under six feet tall; two players are 5’10, and two are 5’11. The number of NBA players over seven feet tall has been increasing in recent years and in 2023 there are 37 players in the NBA who are 7’0 or taller.


The Tallest NBA Players in 2023-2024

  • Boban Marjanović – 7’4″ (Houston Rockets)
  • Victor Wembanyama – 7’4″ (Las Vegas Aces)
  • Kristaps Porziņģis – 7’3″ (Washington Wizards)
  • Moses Brown – 7’2″ (Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • Bol Bol – 7’2″ (Orlando Magic)

The Shortest NBA players in 2023-2024

  • Facundo Campazzo – 5’10” (Sacramento Kings)
  • Markus Howard – 5’11” (Denver Nuggets)
  • Kennedy Chandler – 5’11” (Memphis Grizzlies)

All-time tallest NBA players

  • Gheorhe Muresan 7’7 – Washington Bullets, New Jersey Nets
  • Manute Bol 7’6 – Washington Bullets & 3 other teams
  • Slavko Vraneš 7’6 – Portland Trail Blazers
  • Shawn Bradley 7’6 – Philadelphia 76ers & 3 other teams
  • Yao Ming 7’6 – Houston Rockets
  • Chuck Nevitt 7’5 – Houston Rockets & 5 other teams
  • Pavel Podkolzin 7’5 – Dallas Mavericks
  • Sim Bhullar 7’5 – Sacramento Kings
  • Tacko Fall 7’5 – Boston Celtics
  • Mark Eaton 7’4 – Utah Jazz


  • NBA.com/players
  • Wikipedia


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