Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin Scores Franchise-Record 50 Points in Team’s Pickup Victory
Maclin’s 50 points include a ridiculous 14 three-pointers. A boxscore of the game was not provided online but if Maclin had 14 three-pointers, he would have also connected on four field goals (or a combination of field goals and foul shots).
The game was played at Arthur P. Schalick High School in Pittsgrove, New Jersey.
Maclin, 23, is probably one of the best all-around athletes on the Philadelphia Eagles. He played basketball and football at Kirkwood High School in Missouri.
As a college player, he set an NCAA-record for all-purpose yards by a freshman (2776 total yards: 375 rushing, 1055 receiving, 307 as a punt returner, and 1039 as a kick returner), and again led the nation as a sophomore.
He entered the NFL after his sophomore season, where the Eagles selected him with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.
He’s been a pretty productive wide receiver during his three seasons in the league, but you have to wonder how a guy like Maclin would have done had he chosen to focus on pursuing a career in the NBA instead of the NFL.
He likely wouldn’t be scoring 50 points in a game or connecting on 14 three-pointers but I honestly believe that anyone as athletic as Jeremy Maclin could have made it as a professional basketball player.