While I'm out of shape and wouldn't have wanted to anyway, I was curious as to if I had wanted to play, would my high school basketball coach have asked me to play. I sometimes wish I had played. I'm too small for football and I'm not fast enough for baseball.
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Nope. A smaller-than-average player in any sport needs to be quick and agile to compensate. If you were too slow for baseball, you'd definitely be too slow for basketball.
5'8" is actually a pretty good height for a tailback, slot receiver or corner, even in the NFL (eg. Ray Rice, MJD, Darren Sproles, etc) - again, you'd generally need to be fast, but there are exceptions - Wes Welker is only 5'9" and not particularly quick, but he makes up for it with precise route running and good hands.0