FIRST ON 3: Jordan not expected for Laney Hall induction


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — You can expect a big crowd at Friday’s basketball game at Laney High School, but don’t expect Michael Jordan to show in Wilmington Friday even though he’ll be inducted into the Laney Hall of Fame.

Laney will celebrate Legacy Day Friday with or without Jordan. The basketball great heads the list of five inductees, which includes Laney’s first principal Ken McLaurin and four former athletes. Laney basketball coach Fred Lynch on Tuesday said “Jessica Williams will be one of the ones inducted. She had a great career at Laney High School. We have Kimberly Grotsky in tennis along with a couple of people who have been supporters along with Andre Humphrey who arguably is the best all around athlete to come from Laney, then of course Mike Jordan. We’ll recognize him also even though he won’t be here.”

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Friday’s Hall of Fame ceremony will start about at 7:30 p.m. in (where else?) the Michael Jordan Gymnasium before the boys basketball game between Laney and New Hanover.

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