Jordan eventually made the team, and led them to the state championship. After high school, Jordan accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina. As a freshman, Jordan's popularity grew as he scored the game-winning shot in the 1982 NCAA championship game against Georgetown. He was selected college player of the year in the 1983-84 season, and led the US Men's Basketball Team to an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1984, Jordan went to the NBA.
Having a impact on the world like Jordan does isn’t as easy as it sounds or looks, Jordan has his family life, and basketball life to worry about too. When Jordan was just 19, he started his college career at the University of North Carolina (biography.com). Even as a college basketball player he was named college basketball player of the year in 1983 and 1984 (Deegan, 5). Bobby Knight, one of the country’s most successful college coaches called Jordan the best basketball player he had ever seen (Biography.com). Jordan was a star in baseball as kid and was never part of varsity basketball team until his junior year.
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“He could body up and get himself places, he also wasn’t afraid to chuck up a shot.” But initially, something did not seem right about Rice and Drake. “Rice didn’t fully fit in. I don’t think it was a race thing, but Drake is predominately white and upper-middle class kids from the suburbs,” Jensen Said. “Tre was from middle-America and had a different upbringing than most.” Maybe Rice had mad a mistake when deciding where to go to college. Maybe he should... ... middle of paper ... .... “This is his fourth year in college basketball, he is absolutely a leader on this team.