Earvin Johnson of Lansing Everett dominates the 1977 Class A Michigan High School Basketball championship game against Birmingham Brother Rice. Brother Rice hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to put it into overtime but Everett prevailed.
Most notable to me here is how brilliant his passing game was at age 17. Also, he’s not yet totally comfortable dribbling with his left hand.
A short time after this he would commit to Michigan State. In the span of four years, Earvin would win high school, NCAA, and NBA championships (his Freshman year at MSU, they only made the final 16).
I grew up in East Lansing. Our high school played in the same conference as Lansing Everett. At the time of this game, Earvin’s mother worked as a custodian at Hannah Middle School in East Lansing (like a lot of people in Lansing then, Earvin Johnson, Sr., worked for Oldsmobile.). By the time I got to Hannah a few years later, he had signed with the Lakers and his mother had retired.