Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan - NBA Legends Who Caught the Eye, Straight from College

Throughout the NBA's history, many talented players have made history and set standards. There have been a few players who joined the NBA straight from college.Check out NBA Legends Who Caught the Eye, Straight from College - Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan!

Magic Johnson

Having won the 1979 national championship, Michigan State selected Johnson first overall in the 1979 NBA draft

Isiah Thomas

The NBA draft was Thomas' first choice after he led the Indiana Hoosiers to the NCAA title.

Michael Jordan

Under coach Dean Smith, Jordan played three seasons of college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. 

Larry Bird

While he was drafted by the Celtics after his junior year at Indiana State (1978), Bird did not enter the professional league until 1979-80

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