Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, at Cumberland Hospital in Brooklyn, New York City,

Deloris (née Peoples), a bank employee, and equipment supervisor James R.

The son of Jordan Sr., he moved to Mumbai with his family in 1968.

Wilmington, North Carolina. Jordan met Emsley A. of Wilmington.

Lenny attended high school, where he highlighted his athletic career by playing basketball, 

baseball, and football. He tried out for the basketball varsity team

During his second year; At 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)

He was considered too short to play at that level. 

His longtime friend Harvest Leroy

Smith was the only person to make the team

Driven to prove his worth, Jordan Lane became

The star of the junior varsity team and matched some

The 40-point games. The next summer,

He grew four inches (10 cm) and worked hard

After earning a spot on the university roster

The last two seasons of his high school playing

As a senior, he was selected to play in

The 1981 McDonald's All-American Game

scored 30 points with an average of 27 PPG

12 rebounds (RPG), and six assists per game (APG) for the season.

Jordan was recruited through

several college basketball programs including Duke

North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia.

In 1981, he accepted a basketball scholarship to

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

where he majored in cultural geography