VIDEO: Jack Taylor Scores Record-Setting 138 Points For Grinnell College
Grinnell College sophomore guard Jack Taylor set the NCAA’s all-time single game scoring record with 138 points on Tuesday night in a 75-point win over Faith Baptist Bible. The previous scoring record of 113 points, set by the University of Rio Grande’s Bevo Francis, had stood for nearly 60 years.
Taylor’s record can be, in part, attributed to his head coach, David Arseneault, who runs a peculiar offense that asks his teams to shoot at an astonishing rate — on average 94 shots per game, half of which should be three-pointers. Taylor eclipsed the former by himself as he made 52 of 108 shots (27-71 from three-point range) en route to the record. He added three rebounds but finished with no assists. Arseneault also often subs his teams out five players at a time to ensure his players are constantly competing at a frantic pace. For Taylor to reach the mark, he shot an average of once every 20 seconds, according to ESPN.
It should be noted that David Larson of Faith Baptist Bible had an impressive night of his own, scoring 70 points while shooting a blistering 34-44 from the field in 179-104 loss. Grinnell is now 3-0 on the season. There next game comes against William Penn University on Sunday. Taylor is currently averaging 61.7 points on the season.
Watch the video of Jack Taylor's moves on the court here: