One of the greatest athletes had a normal journey to the NBA like the rest of the players. In high school itself, he had gained enough recognition and popularity.
He played three seasons for the North Carolina Tar Heels and had some incredible moments of achievement while playing for them.
This accolade proved that he was not just a skinny kid from North Carolina. He became the NCAA champion as a freshman and was awarded with the ACC Rookie of the Year for his stellar performances.
Facing the Duke Blue Devils, UNC's undefeated streak in the conference was on the line. As the game went into OT, Jordan came up big and added a team-high 25 points and with 96-83, it was game over.
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Jordan missed no accolade before he finally bid farewell to UNC. He did not even complete his four years of college and had left for the NBA. He averaged 19.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 2.1 APG.
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Before winning a plethora of scoring titles in the NBA, Jordan set himself apart from his teammates in UNC by being their lead scorer for two consecutive seasons. He had 721 points as a sophomore and 607 points in his junior season.
Nothing tops Jordan scoring the game-winner against Georgetown Hoyas in 1982 to clinch the championship. Trailing by two points with less than 20 secs, MJ dropped a three pointer.
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