HS freshman B.J. Burries Scores 68, Breaks State Record

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| January 21st, 2016 | 11,430 Views


Shout out to freshman B.J. Burries of Globe High School in Arizona.  The 5’9 guard scored a Division IV state record 68 points in a double OT victory on Tuesday night. The 68 was 1 more than the previous record, which was set way back in 1954.

Burries buried 7 3-pointers and was 17 of 18 from the line. 17 of 18 is nice but his Dad might have an issue with it.

“When I was small, me and my dad would shoot 500 free throws a day,” said Burries, who also won a national free throw shooting contest a few years ago.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any footage – not even crappy vertical phone footage posted on instagram – from his 68 point game, but I do have some footage of him showing off his shot and a mixtape of him leading his team to back-to-back championships.  So in the meantime, check out those clips and hopefully people will start bringing cameras to B.J’s games.

Source: AZ Central & USA Today



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