charles_g wrote:Jordan went to laney high in Wilmington, NC. laney High has never won a state championship, in a state not particularly known for basketball.
The fact that Laney high has never won a state championship is helpful, but not determinative when it comes to whether the basketball program was competitive when MJ was there. Going to the school website would indicate that they didn't win any regional, sectional, or conference championships while MJ was there. That's probably even more helpful. Still would be helpful to know more.
And it's weird to me that you keep on resorting to the idea of the geographical location of the school is somehow very helpful when it comes to high school basketball competitiveness. Oak Hill is in Virginia--is Virginia particularly well-known for basketball? My impression has been that high school basketball has a ton of very competitive private schools and they are located all over the place.