Sophmore As a freshman in high school, Jordan joined his school Basketball team. It was on his high school team that Jordan chose the jersey number he was later to make famous as a pro, number 23. When later asked why he chose that number, he replied to the Associated Press, "I wanted to wear No. 45 in high school, but my older brother (Larry) wore that number. So I decided to go with half of 45, which is actually 22½." Jordan at first had trouble standing out on the school team. In fact, only a year after joining the team, as a tenth grader, he was cut from the varsity team. But this only pushed him to work harder at perfecting his game. As he later said on his Web site, "I think that not making the Varsity team drove me to really work at my game, and also taught me that if you set goals, and work hard to achieve them-the hard work can pay off."
He was cut because he wasn't good enough to be on the team. This made him angry though and he worked extremely hard on it and he was able to play in college. He was arguably the most competitive player in the NBA (He wouldn't have been if Len Bias played!)
dissapointed but he never gave up and now look at him
yes but the rest of highschool he played on varsity
surprisingly but yes
im 95% NO
Michael Jordan got caught from his high school basketball team. However, he kept practicing, and is known as the greatest basketball player of all time
Jeffrey Michael Jordan is the son of Michael Jordan. He was born in 1988, and played basketball and the high school and college level. He currently works for Nike.
yep, but then he became the best at basketball in the world.
Yes. He was cut from the varsity basketball team at Emsley A. Laney High School as a sophomore.
Michael Jordan's high school coach was Fred Lynch at Laney High School in Wilmington NC.
did michael jordan finish high school
President Barack Obama's high school basketball number was 23. But this was before Michael Jordan made this number famous.
Because Dennis Golovko trained him and taught him basketball and encourged him to go and tryout for the high school team.