Jordan picked himself up and turned his feeling of failure into determination and motivation. “Whenever I was working out and got tired and ﬁgured I ought to stop, I’d close my eyes and see that list in the locker room without my name on it,” Jordan would explain. “That usually got me going again.” -Michael Jordan
After overcoming the minor set back of not making the varsity team, Jordan was now the star sophomore player on the JV basketball team. Jordan scored a tremendous amount of points each game and attracted the crowds .
Overall, Jordan had lots of hope and remained optimistic and ended up excelling in his high school basketball career. Additionally, summer before Jordan's senior year, he attended a basketball camp and met the head coach of UNC's (University North Carolina) basketball team, Dean Smith and not long after, Smith recruited Jordan to play for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
In 1981, as a freshman, Jordan received and accepted a full scholarship for basketball from UNC and was one of four freshman's to earn a starting play spot under Coach Smith. In 1982, Jordan scored the winning jump shot at the championship game against the Georgetown Hoyas (Score 63-62).
For the 1983-1984 season, Jordan was selected as college player of the year as a sophomore. Jordan then spent two more amazing seasons playing for the UNC Tar Heels before eventually leaving college to play basketball for the NBA.
On October 26, 1984, Michael Jordan stepped onto an NBA court for the very first time. He led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association Championships. Michael also earned the most valuable NBA player award 5 times.