You have probably never heard of Grinnell college or Jack Taylor. And you probably never thought you would ever hear about a player scoring 100 points again – on any basketball level – but that’s what Grinnell’s Jack Taylor did on November 2oth of 2013…along with 38 additional points!
More ridiculous than the fact that he scored more points than just about every basketball team this week that didn’t play OT games, is the stat line that includes 108 field goal attempts and 71 of those were 3 point attempts! Yes, you read that correctly. On person attempted 108 shots and 71 of those were 3-pointers. I did forget to mention he also made 7 free throws so he ONLY scored 131 of those points off field goals.
Before you start calling Jack the Jacker a ball hog, realize his team did score 41 of the total 179 points against (defensive powerhouse) Faith Baptist Bible but no other teammate attempted over 6 shots.
There’s not a whole lot more that can be said about this mind boggling game so let’s hear what some NBA players had to say about this Wilt but not so Wilt like game (Wilt would of scored over 150 if he attempted over 100 field goals and that’s without any 3 pointers).
NBA PLAYERS RESPOND TO TAYLOR’S GAME
“Jack Taylor you deserve a shot of Jack Daniels after that performance lol…wow.” – Kevin Durant
“I never heard of nothing like that. That’s like a video game. How can you shoot 100 times, though?” – Carmelo Anthony
“If I was the other team I would of Steph curryed him and put two people on him.” – Jared Sullinger
Reporter: Kobe, a college kid scored 138 points tonight and took over 100 shots …
Bryant: “Wow … No kidding? Where?”
Reporter: Grinnell college in Iowa.
Bryant: “Really? Wow. That’s impressive. That’s crazy. I don’t care what level you’re at. Scoring 138 points is pretty insane. How many 3s did he shoot?”
Bryant: “Holy sh–. How many points did they score as a team?”
Reporter: No other starter had double figures.
Bryant: “That’s incredible.”
Reporter: Dude on the other team scored 71 points and lost.
Bryant: “That’s amazing. He must have been wearing the Mambas, man. Only Mambas have no conscience to shoot the ball like that.”