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All Current 6’1″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

There are currently 20 players in the NBA that are 6’1″ tall (approximately 1.85m).

The total number of players in the NBA is currently 538 (including G League Two Way Players). This means that approximately 3.72% of all NBA players right now are 6 feet 1 inches tall.

The list of NBA players who are 6’1″, includes pure point guards (e.g. Trae Young, T.J. McConnell), as well as PG/SG combo guards (e.g. Seth Curry, Terry Rozier). There are currently no forwards or centers that are 6’1″.

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List of All Current 6’1″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

Below is a complete list of players this season that are 6’1″ tall.

It includes G League Two Way Players, as well as players that were waived . (i.e. 23 total players this season; 20 are still on a team)

The players are listed in alphabetical order (by last name). Scroll down for photos of each player.

All current 6’1″ NBA Players (click to expand)


For separate lists of guards / forwards / centers, as well as by Eastern / Western Conferences, scroll down.

Top 3 Current 6’1″ NBA Players

Here are my picks of the three best 6’1″ players currently in the NBA (in order by last name):

  • Darius Garland
  • Dennis Schroder
  • Trae Young

Don’t agree? Let me know in the comments at the bottom of the post.

Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers

Darius Garland is one of the best young, up-and-coming guards in the NBA.

He is currently in his 5th NBA season (2019-present), all with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is an elite outside shooter, ball handler, and playmaker.

Garland has also shown tremendous improvement over the past few seasons. His scoring/assists has gone from 12ppg/4apg his rookie year, to 21ppg/8apg last season (2022-2023).

Some of his other NBA achievements include: 1x All-Star (2022).

Garland is currently just 24 years old, and yet to reach the prime of his career. If he can stay healthy, we should be seeing much more from the exciting young guard over the next few seasons.

Dennis Schröder, Brooklyn Nets

Dennis Schroder has been a solid point guard in the NBA for the past decade.

He is currently in his 11th NBA season and 7th team (Atlanta, OKC, LA Lakers, Boston, Houston, Toronto, Brooklyn).

Schroder’s best years were probably in Atlanta, where he once averaged over 19ppg, 6apg, and 1spg. He has also averaged double digit scoring for 10 straight seasons.

In 2020, Schroder was the runner up for the 6th Man of the year Award (won by Montrezl Harrell)

While he has not won many awards or achievements in the NBA, Schroder did lead Germany to a gold medal at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. He was also the MVP of the tournament.

🇩🇪 Hometown hero: Schroder owns a professional basketball team in his hometown of Braunschweig, Germany called Basketball Löwen Braunschweig

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young, a.k.a “Ice Trae“, is one of the best scoring guards currently in the NBA.

He is known for his deep 3-point shooting range, playmaking, clutch scoring, and uncanny ability to draw fouls to get free throws. His foul drawing ability has also made him one of the most disliked players by opposing teams and fans.

Trae is currently in his 6th NBA season (2019-present), all with the Atlanta Hawks. He has averaged over 25 ppg, and 9 apg for four straight seasons.

Some of Trae’s other NBA achievements, include: 1x All-NBA Third Team, 3x All-Star, All-Rookie First Team.

Trae Young is still just 25 years old, and entering the prime of his career. Despite his small stature, Trae has proven that he can be a dominant offensive player in the NBA.

The Hawks are currently not very good, but we should still be seeing much more of Ice Trae over the next few seasons.

Other Notable 6’1″ NBA Players

Some other notable, or young & upcoming NBA players that are 6 feet 1 inches tall, include:
Seth Curry, Tyus Jones, Payton Pritchard, and Terry Rozier.

10 Best 6’1″ NBA Players of ALL TIME

The list of current great 6’1 players may be a bit lacking, but there have been a ton of great 6 foot 1 players in NBA history (i.e. currently retired).

Below is a list of ten of the best 6’1″ NBA players of ALL TIME (in order by seasons played):

PlayerFromTo
Bob Cousy19511970
John Stockton19852003
Mark Jackson19882004
Lou Williams20062022
Rajon Rondo20072022
Maurice Cheeks19791993
Lenny Wilkens19611975
Gail Goodrich19661979
Tiny Archibald19711984
Isiah Thomas19821994

Some other notable former NBA players that were 6’1″ tall include: Kevin Johnson, Nick Van Exel, Derek Fisher, Mike Bibby, Jason Williams (a.k.a White Chocolate), and Mo Williams.

Current 6’1″ Players by Position

Below are some more lists of current 6’1 NBA players by position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C).

Many players play multiple positions, so they will be in more than one list.

6’1″ Guards in the NBA

Every current 6’1 player plays a guard position (i.e. PG and/or SG)

Point guards (PG)
Shooting guards (SG)

6’1″ Forwards in the NBA

There are 0 small forwards that are 6’1″ tall:

Small forwards (SF)
  • No players found

There are 0 power forwards that are 6’1″ tall:

Power forwards (PF)

  • No players found

6’1″ Centers in the NBA

There are 0 NBA centers that are 6’1″ tall.

Centers (C)
  • No players found

Current 6’1 Players by Conference

Below are lists of current 6’1″ NBA players by conference (Eastern and Western).

6’1″ NBA Players in the East

There are 13 players in the Eastern Conference that are 6’1″ tall.

Eastern Conference

6’1″ NBA Players in the West

There are 7 players in the Western Conference that are 6’1″ tall.

Western Conference

FAQ

Is 6 1 too short for NBA?

6’1 is not too short for the NBA, but it is considered to be a bit small.

Currently, there are only guards (mainly point guards) that are 6’1″ tall.

Despite being considered short by NBA standards, there have still been many great players that were 6’1, including: John Stockton, Isaiah Thomas, and Rajon Rondo.

All-Star Trae Young is the best current 6’1 player in the league.

How many players in the NBA are under 6 1?

There are currently 11 players that are under 6’1″.

Click here for a full list

Who is the shortest NBA player right now?

The shortest NBA player right now is Markquis Nowell. He is listed at 5’7″ (1.61m). Nowell is a Two Way player for the Toronto Raptors.

The second shortest player is Jacob Gilyard (5’8″) of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Which NBA players are 6’2″ tall? (and other heights)

Check out these posts for list of NBA players of other heights (6’2″, 6’3″, etc):

Summary

Who is your favorite current 6’1″ NBA player?

What about your favorite 6’1″ player of all time?

Which current players on this list do you think will be the best in the upcoming years?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Larry Lee

Larry Lee

Larry is a basketball addict, and the founder of Hoop Dojo. He started Hoop Dojo to share his love of the game and help the next generation reach their full potential.