Ranking the Best College Basketball Players Under 6 Feet Tall

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Ranking the Best College Basketball Players Under 6 Feet Tall
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Massachusetts' Chaz Williams plays far bigger than his 5'9" frame.

Basketball is a big man's game, there's no denying this. More than any other sport, basketball requires size and height to improve a team or player's chance at success.

But that doesn't mean there's no room for the little guys.

Just look at college basketball—there are no shortage of players under 6 feet tall who are excelling for their teams and putting up the kind of numbers that someone with five inches on them would love to produce.

The diminutive ones even have their own special award in the college game, with the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award each year going to the best senior listed at or below 6'0" (and to the top senior women's player 5'8" or under). Past winners of the men's award include Washington's Nate Robinson, UCLA's Darren Collison and last year's honoree, Peyton Siva of Louisville.

Our list, though, excludes those "tall" guys so as to give more credit to those under 72 inches. There were plenty to choose from, but here's our take on the 10 best currently in the college game.

(NOTE: Stats listed are through Tuesday's games)

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