Thursday, November 22, 2012

ACC Schools Seeking Transfer From Tiny Grinnell College


Everybody and their brother wants Jack Taylor on their roster…Well, the coaches and fans might, but the players may not. Here's why.

Taylor, a 5- 10” sophomore guard, hoisted up 108 shots against Faith Baptist Bible, making 52 and ending the night with an NCAA scoring record 108 points.  Taylor apparently doesn't have much confidence in his teammates as he launched a shot every 20 seconds during the Pioneers' 179-104 win in an Iowa-school Division III matchup.

"I don't think reality has really set in yet," Taylor said after the game. "I think it definitely will in the next few days. I can't really get my mind around it right now."

Taylor was, 27-of-71 from 3-point range, and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line.

The 138 points passed Clarence "Bevo" Francis who held both the NCAA and collegiate scoring mark when he dropped 113 points for Rio Grande College of Ohio vs. Hillside in 1954.

"It's kind of a life-changing moment," Grinnell coach David Arseneault said.

Taylor’s performance did not go unnoticed in the NBA.

"I never heard of nothing like that. That's like a video game," the New York Knicks Carmelo  Anthony said, an incredulous look on his face. "How can you shoot 100 times, though?"

"His elbow has got to be sore," Knicks teammate and former Tare Heel Raymond Felton joked.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers was impressed. "That's crazy," he said. "I don't care what level you're at, you score 138 points, it's pretty insane."

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