17. Damon Stoudamire
Despite his height, Stoudamire had a long and successful NBA career. He also had a number of fascinating achievements. The Portland native was the first-ever player that the Toronto Raptors drafted in 1995. He repaid their faith by winning the Rookie of the Year award.
As well as becoming the first Raptor to bring that award home, he’s also the shortest player ever to win the honor. Stoudamire played for four teams, the majority of his career back in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Finally, after retirement, the 5’10” point guard moved onto coaching.