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MJ The Great In this essay for the Kroger Black History writing contest I will be writing about Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, NY. He’s the son of Deloris and James R Jordan Sr. Michael attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington. Jordan had to prove himself in high school, he didn’t make his varsity team as a sophomore because he was too short to play at that level. Trying to prove himself he was the superstar of their JV basketball team, he scored several 40 point games, and the upcoming basketball season he grew 4 more inches and earned a spot on their Varsity roster. As a senior, Michael was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Team (where all the best high school players in the country come to play) after averaging a triple double his senior year. He was then recruited by a lot of great college basketball programs including Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Jordan than accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina. In college Michael continued to play great, in his freshman year he was named the ACC Freshman of the Year after averaging 13.4 PPG, and shooting 53.4%. In the NCAA tournament his freshman year, Michael hit the game winning jump shot in the championship game against the Georgetown Hoyas. He was selected to the All American First Team both his sophomore and junior seasons. In his junior season, Michael won the Naismith and Wooden College Player of the Year, he also declared for the NBA Draft in his junior season. He was then drafted by the Chicago Bulls with 3rd pick in the 1st round of the 1984 NBA Draft. In his rookie year, Michael quickly became and fan favorite and was averaging 28.2 PPG. He was also selected to the All Star Game, where controversy arose with Isiah Thomas and him where the veteran players wouldn’t

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