1977 : First MHSAA Televised Basketball Game

February 28, 2023 all-day


On February 28, 1977, Earvin “Magic” Johnson scored 27 points as Lansing Everett defeated Lansing Eastern in a district basketball game. The game was the first in Michigan High School Athletic Association history to be televised. Two years later, Johnson led Michigan State University to its first national championship.

Sources :

Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

YouTube video of Magic playing basketball in high school. Another YouTube video of the same game.