Storytime: An Unknown Michael Jordan Dominates 5-Star Basketball Camp in 1980
“Five-Star changed how I felt about basketball and my future. It was the turning point of my life.” -Michael Jordan
In a day where we now rank 4th graders and video mixtapes of middle-school kids have millions of views on YouTube, it’s hard to imagine a future great player being an “unknown” in high school. But 30 years ago it was a very different story and the greatest of the greats was one of those unknowns.
Before Michael Jordan played at the Five-Star basketball camp in the summer of 1980, the GOAT only had two scholarship offers – 24 hours later, there wasn’t a school in the nation that didn’t want him and you know the rest of the story.
JORDAN RETURNS TO FIVE-STAR
20 years after his Five-Star debut, Jordan returned to the camp to watch his son perform and to school a bunch of cocky campers.