So stand-out in fact, that Bryant skipped college altogether, entering the NBA Draft as a 17-year old.
Now, 24 years later, over 22 hours of game and interview footage of Bryant from his time at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia are set to go on auction. The majority of which has never been seen in public.
The auction will take place on July 23 and the lot is expected to fetch between $250,000 and $350,000.
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The value of Jordan sports memorabilia has shot up in since the documentary series aired earlier this year.
The Bryant footage is approximately 60% game and 40% interview footage, very little of which was aired — and that was to a very limited audience.
While in high school, Bryant led the Lower Merion Aces to the school’s first state championship in 53 years, earning national recognition in the process.
The library comes from Stu Ross, a high school sports reporter who presented a weekly TV series entitled, “High School Sports Show.”
Ross and his crew recorded over 35,000 games between 1994 and 2003 for the show.
Profiles in History has announced that it will be donating 10% of the final bid price to the MambaOnThree Fund.