May 11, 2021

Highest Flying Bird Ever

Larry Bird learned quickly he wasn’t ready for college because he was overwhelmed at the size of the campus and the number of students at Indiana University when he first arrived. Bird decided it wasn’t for him and ultimately moved back home. He enrolled in nearby Northwood Institute before dropping out and getting a job with the city. A year later he decided to enroll at Indiana State and ended up playing for three seasons. Larry not only played for the Sycamores he led the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever in 1979. The Sycamores played in the title game against Magic Johnson and Michigan State in one of the most watched games of all-time. Bird shot 53% from the field in ’79, averaged 28.6 ppg, 14.9 rebounds and 5.5 dimes. He truly earned the nickname Larry Legend.

Larry Bird is the #6 college basketball player of all-time.

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