Michael Jordan

Inducted: 2010
  • Late bloomer at Laney High in Wilmington, NC
  • Hit the game-winning jump shot as a University of North Carolina freshman, helping the Tar Heels beat Georgetown University to win the 1982 national championship
  • Honored as the national Player of the Year for the next two years
  • Turned pro after junior season
  • Named NBA’s Rookie of the Year and went on to lead the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles
  • Considered by many to be the greatest basketball player in history