VIDEO: Michael Jordan College Basketball Highlights From 1984 Are an Incredible Throwback

Jason Schandl
Video of Michael Jordan's college basketball highlights is an incredible throwback.
Video of Michael Jordan's college basketball highlights is an incredible throwback. / ACC Network, YouTube
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Missing basketball with the sports world on hold? Waiting anxiously for The Last Dance to air on ESPN on Sunday night? Basketball fans can help fill the void by throwing it back with some incredible Michael Jordan college basketball highlights from the 1983-84 season.

Playing at the University of North Carolina, Jordan showed early glimpses of greatness, with an arsenal of moves that will be familiar to anyone who saw him play at the NBA level.

Despite the famous story of not making his high school basketball team, Jordan did end up on the varsity team at Emsley A. Laney High School by his junior year. As a senior, Jordan averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game, earning a selection to the 1981 McDonald's All-American Game. He was a heavily sought after recruit, getting offers from Duke and the University of North Carolina, among other schools, before settling on UNC.

Jordan played 31.7 minutes per game for the national champion Tar Heels in his freshman season, but he averaged a modest 13.4 points per game. His playing time remained fairly consistent, but his production improved in his next two collegiate seasons, averaging 20.0 and 19.6 points per game. He finished his UNC career with averages of 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game, helping him become the No. 3 pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.

The rest of the accolades he collected in the pros are almost too numerous to list, but that incredible list includes six NBA Championship rings, winning Finals MVP in each of the six. MJ Was also a five-time regular season MVP and collected 10 All-NBA First Team honors. His 30.1 points per game are the most in NBA history, his 32,292 points are the fifth-most in NBA history, and his 5,987 postseason points are the second-most in NBA history.

Jordan will forever be involved in the conversation around the greatest basketball player of all time, and for good reason.


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