Jack Taylor (born October 12, 1990) is a former Grinnell College basketball player from the United States. After scoring 138 points in a single game in 2012, he owns the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) record. The previous record was also held by Taylor, who scored 137 points at North Dakota State University in 2011.
He played only one season for Grinnell before leaving to play professional basketball in Europe. In his lone season with Grinnell, he averaged 28.3 points per game and led the conference in scoring.
After playing one season of Division I basketball, Taylor decided to quit after consulting with an agent. He said that he wanted to focus on getting drafted by a professional team and begin his career as a rookie.
During his time at Grinnell, Taylor became one of the top players in the country without ever winning a national title. He says that when he was growing up, everyone told him that it wasn't possible to score 100 points in a game. He proved them wrong by doing so twice during his career at Grinnell.
In addition to his record-breaking performance in 2012, Taylor also holds the NCAA record for most three-pointers made in a single game with 16. He also has the most fouls committed in a game with 23.
Grinnell establishes an NCAA single-game record by making 42 3-pointers on 88 tries. The Grinnell College Pioneers set an NCAA record with 42 three-pointers in their 164-107 victory over Emmaus Bible College on Thursday night. The previous record was 40 made triples in a game, which was also held by Grinnell. The NCAA began keeping track of 3s made in 1979-80 season and has recorded every season since then except for 1982-83 and 2003-04 when there were no Division I men's games due to sanctions imposed on those schools by other sports organizations.
The previous record was set by Texas Southern in a 111-108 win over Dillard University on January 4, 2019. The current record is 45, set by Nevada this season in a 79-73 win over San Diego State.
Texas Southern is one of only four teams to make at least one 3-pointer in every game this season. The others are North Carolina, Virginia and Villanova. No other team has more than two 3-point victories all season long. Kansas had a third victory when Devon Dotson hit a trio of triples in the second half of its loss to TCU on November 19 but the captain's final shot was blocked by Josh Carter and the ball went out of bounds with 1:49 remaining in the game.
Maravich, Pete LSU's Pete Maravich owns the NCAA Division I career scoring (3,667) and average scoring records (44.2). From 1968 to 1970, he won three straight scoring titles and had the three greatest single-season averages in NCAA history. He was also the first player in NBA history to score 4000 points.
Wilt Chamberlain UCLA Wilt Chamberlain is the only other player with more than 3,000 career points who is still active in the NBA. From November 1959 to January 1975, he played 1,936 games - more than any other player in NBA history - and scored 24,511 points, which is an average of 100.5 per game.
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston What more can be said about Hakeem Olajuwon that hasn't been already? The "Human Highlight Film" led the University of Houston Cougars to four consecutive national championships from 1986 to 1989 and was a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Canada. He remains one of just six players to ever score 40 or more points in a college game while shooting less than 50 percent from the field. The others are Chamberlain, Maravich, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar UCLA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the only other player with more than 3,000 career points who is still active in the NBA.
Austin Carr of Notre Dame was a tremendous college basketball scorer who did not win the NCAA scoring title. Carr averaged 38.2 points per game as a junior in 1969-70 (tied for eighth in NCAA history) and 38.0 points per game as a senior in 1970-71 (tied for eighth in NCAA history).
One year later, on February 2, 1954, Francis scored 113 points against Hillsdale College, which was the greatest acknowledged total in United States college basketball history for 59 years; Grinnell's Taylor scored 138 points on November 20, 2012, to set the new NCAA all-divisions record.
Colleges were thus designated as either "NCAA University Division (Major College)" or "NCAA College Division (Small College)" from 1956 to 1973. This is a complete list (through the 2011-12 season) of every occasion where an NCAA Division I men's basketball player scored 60 or more points in a single game.
A list of basketball players who have scored 100 points in a single game. It happened during the 1923 Far Eastern Games. The highest single game total in worldwide organized basketball history, irrespective of gender, age or competition level, is 272 points, scored by a 13-year-old boy named Mats Wermelin of Sweden.