Top 20 Division I PLayers Who Could Score 138 Points
Top 20 Division I Players Who Could Score 138 Points
Last week, Grinnell College’s, Jack Taylor did the unthinkable and scored 138 points in a single game. His performance was one that created a lot of controversy and attention. Taylor took 108 shots to record his 138 points. Taking this many shots caused all the controversy because there are a lot do division 1 and 2 players out there who could score 138 points with this many shots.
I have broken down all division 1 basketball players and chosen the top 20 who could match Jack Taylor’s scoring record. To be able to score that many points in a game, you have to be able to shoot the ball from behind the arc at a high percentage. Almost half of your shots need to be 3 pointers, but you also need to be able to attack the basket when the defenders come out on you. In college basketball, every player can score the basketball, but what separates the big time scorers from the role players, is the ability to create your own shot.
Creating your own shot not only allows you to get off more shots, but it also makes it harder on the defender to guard you. Also to match Jack Taylor’s record you need to have no conscience out on the court. You have to be alright with being the man and taking every single shot of the game and you also can’t let a couple of misses get in your head. If you can keep your confidence and knock down shots, any player can score at a high rate.
Without further redo, here are the top 20 division 1 players who could score 138 points in a single game.
20: Tyler Haws
Tyler Haws isn’t BYU’s next Jimmer Freddette, but that doesn’t mean he can’t score. Haws averages just under 24 points per game and shoots exactly 50% from the field. He isn’t a very good 3-point shooter, but that doesn’t mean he can’t knock down a perimeter jump shot.
19: Ray McCallum
Ray McCallum from Detroit is one of the most underrated players in the country. He is a big time scorer and can score in multiple ways. He has great range on his jump shot, but he is also able to beat defenders off the bounce and draw contacts at the rim.
18: De'End Parker
De’End Parker chose to succeed in the wrong sport based on his name, but his performance on the court tells the opposite. A 67% 3-point shooter, Parker is a prime time shooter. He is a pure shooter and can shoot the lights out.
17: Davon Usher
Davon Usher really puts on a show for Mississippi Valley State. He scores 21 points game, but can really stroke it from behind the 3-point line. Shooting over 50% from behind the arc, Usher puts up most of his points from long range.
16: Devon Saddler
Devon Saddler was the main reason the Blue Hens made it to the final four of the preseason NIT. Saddler scores 21.5 points game and takes a ton of shots. He is an explosive players who doesn’t mind having the ball in his hands.
15: Sean Armand
Sean Armand and Lamont Jones are probably the best scoring duo in the country. Armand scores about 21 points a game while shooting over 50% from the both the field and behind the arc.
14: Kevin Foster
Santa Clara had a tremendous guard on their team in Kevin Foster. Foster loves to shoot the perimeter jump shot and scores about 22 points a game almost half is from behind the arc.
13: James Kinney
James Kinney is a guard for San Jose State. He averages 23 points per game and shoots every time he touches the ball. He doesn’t shoot an amazing percentage from the field, but he shoots enough every game where if he’s on, he will put up big numbers.
12: Sean Kilpatrick
Sean Kilpatrick is the Bearcats Swingman. Kilpatrick is a phenomenal basketball player and can really score some points. He averages 21 points a game and is the Bearcats go to player. Kilpatrick will put up big numbers every game.
11: Doug McDermott
Doug McDermott is one of the best player’s in the country. He averages 21 points a contest while shooting at 53%. McDermott only plays about ¾ of the game or he would put up big time numbers.
10: D'Angelo Harrison
D’Angelo Harrison is the best sixth man in the country. He is a pure scorer for the Red Storm. Harrison averages 22 points per game and can score from anywhere. He loves to shoot the 3-ball, but at the same time he can beat any one off the dribble and attack the hoop.
9: Erick Green
Virginia Tech’s Erick Green is 3rd in the NCAA in scoring. Averaging 24.3 points a game for the Hokies. He does a bulk of his scoring from the free throw line where he shoots 87%. He also shoots 50% from the field on his 14 shots he takes a game.
8: Lamont Jones
Lamont (Momo) Jones is Iona’s top player. The transfer averages 23 points a game while taking about 17 shots a game and shooting about 46% from the field. Jones is a player any one would want to have on their team.
7: Anthony Raffa
Coastal Carolina relies heavily on Anthony Raffa when it comes to putting points up. He averages 23 points a game and loves to shoot the ball. He has no conscience when it comes to shooting and that is how a true scorer needs to be.
6: Nate Wolters
Nate Wolters from South Dakota State has been a scorer his whole career for the Jackrabbits. This year is no different, he averages 22 points a game and shoots just about 50% from both the field and behind the arc.
5: Deshaun Thomas
When it comes to scoring leaders you don’t normally see players from top 5 schools. Deshaun Thomas is the reason why Ohio State is a top 5 team. The Buckeye forward can score in every way. He shoots 48% from 3-point range while taking six 3’s a game. He also shoots 52% from the field and is Ohio State’s main scorer.
4: Bryce Cotton
Bryce Cotton from Providence plays almost the entire game for the Friars. The Providence guard averages 24.3 points per game while shooting 47% from the field. He takes about 7 3-pointers every game and makes 40% of them.
3: Kyle Vinales
Kyle Vinales is a guard for Central Connecticut State. He takes the most shots per game out of any player in the NCAA and that is a key reason why he is the second leading scorer in the league. He shoots about 45% from the field and just around 40% from behind the arc. Vinales is one of those players who just knows how to score the
2: Isaiah Canaan
Isaiah Canaan from Murray State is a preseason all-american. The kid can flat out play. He averages 22.5 points a game and shoots 50% from the field. He takes about 9 three pointers a game and makes about 4 of them on average. Canaan loves to shoot and can really light up the scoring column in some games.
1: C.J. McCollum
C.J. McCollum is a dynamic guard from Lehigh. He leads the league with 26 points a game and shoots and outstanding 55% from behind the arc. McCollum is the best scorer in college basketball and can score by attacking the basket or by knocking down a jump shot.