Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin Scores Franchise-Record 50 Points in Team's Pickup Victory

By Bryn Swartz

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin scored a franchise-record 50 points in the team’s 113-74 pickup basketball game tonight.

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).

Maclin is shown in this picture staring at the stat sheet after today’s game. Teammate and starting safety Kurt Coleman is shown sitting on the bench in the background.

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.

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