Greatest Basketball Players - Michael Jordan - University of North Carolina Tarheels
April 01, 2008 AT 9:00 AM
Basketball College Careers of Greatest NBA Players of All Time: Michael Jordan Born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised in North Carolina, Michael Jordan played baseball, football and basketball throughout high school. During his sophomore year, Jordan was in fact cut from the varsity team for being too short, however in his senior year he was an All-American, all the while averaging a triple double. Jordan earned a scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where he quickly proved his potential becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Freshman of the Year. In that first season as a Tar Heel, Jordan helped James Worthy lead the team into the NCAA Finals against Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas. Jordan would hit the shot in the final seconds to give North Carolina the 63 to 62 victory and North Carolina its 2nd championship. In 1984, Jordan would begin his legendary pro-career with the Chicago Bulls, where he would go on to win 6 NBA championships.