Aug 19, 2013, 10:08 AM EST
Before Michael Jordan became ‘MJ’ and ‘His Airness’, the greatest basketball player of all-time was just another McDonald’s All-American recruit at North Carolina.
Given the otherworldly that Jordan became known for early in his career, it would be poetic if his first career collegiate points came on a thunderous dunk or a ridiculous finish in traffic. But it didn’t; Jordan’s first bucket as a Tar Heel came on a normal, fundamental floater after attacking a zone on the baseline.
You can watch more of Jordan’s first college game here, but in doing so, a couple of things stand out:
- When he kicked off his college career, Jordan was simply known as Mike.
- North Carolina started off the season by playing fellow Blue Blood Kansas on November 28th. That’s a full three weeks before the season starts these days.
- Basketball looked really weird before there was a three point line.
- The greatest player of all-time finished with 12 points on 5-10 shooting in his first career game.
- Duke dismisses reserve shooting guard from program 9
- Chase for 180: Already a good shooter, Tyler Harvey’s been even better in 2014-15 0
- Film Session: The case for Jerian Grant as National Player of the Year 1
- Jerian Grant, No. 8 Notre Dame erase another double-digit deficit as they beat No. 4 Duke 7
- Late Night Snacks: No. 8 Notre Dame outlasts No. 4 Duke in a thriller 2
- 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced 2
- Player of the Year Power Rankings: It’s essentially a two-man race at this point 3
- Duke dismisses reserve shooting guard from program (10)
- Jerian Grant, No. 8 Notre Dame erase another double-digit deficit as they beat No. 4 Duke (7)
- Coach K earns career win No. 1,000 in No. 5 Duke’s win over St. John’s (4)
- Kentucky lands commitment from international Class of 2016 big man (4)
- Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp arrested on Saturday night (4)