Nov 20, 2012; Grinnell, IA, USA; Grinnell College guard Jack Taylor (3) drives to the basket during the game against Faith Baptist Bible College at Darby Gymnasium. Taylor set an NCAA basketball record by scoring 138 points in the game. Mandatory Credit: Cory Hall-USA TODAY Sports

D-III guard puts up 71 points in season opener

This time last year, on November 20, Jack Taylor of Grinnell College scored 138 points in a single game. His point total from that night broke the single game NCAA record for most points in a game.

Just one year later, Taylor is at it again putting up big numbers for Grinnell. From an article by the Associated Press, found here on ESPN,

Taylor scored 71 points Friday night in Grinnell’s 144-99 season-opening victory over Finlandia.

The 5-foot-10 guard from Black River Falls, Wis., became an instant celebrity last Nov. 20 when he scored 138 points in the Division III’s school’s 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College.

On Friday night in front of a crowd of 347 fans, Taylor was 23 of 52 from the field, made 11 of 29 3-points attempts and 14 of 21 free throws.

It’s interesting to see his shot total, that’s for sure. The team seems to have absolutely no problem feeding him the ball game in and game out. What do you think? Is it right for the media to pay so much attention to a single player for putting up a ton of points if the main reason behind it is just a bunch of opportunities?


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