By the end of the night, Taylor was 52-for-108 (27-for-71 from the 3-point line) and he’d established a new collegiate record.
Before his squad took the floor Tuesday night, Taylor met with a few teammates for a pregame devotional. It was the first time that Taylor, a sophomore at the Division III school, had ever read Bible verses with other players prior to tipoff.
They focused on Matthew 25, a chapter that features a parable about the value of talents.
“I gotta thank the man upstairs,” Taylor said. “I was able to multiply my talents tonight.”
If I was this kid’s teammate, I would have refused to pass him the ball or punched him in the face during a timeout.
He took 80 more shots than the rest of his teammates combined. 80!
And my favorite stat line: zero assists.
The coach should be fired. His star player logged 36 of 40 minutes in a 75 point win. At the very least, he should have put him on the bench once the record of 113 was broken.
This is hero basketball at its worst. I’m sure Red is rolling over in his grave.
UPDATE: According to Deadspin, Grinnell’s game plan was to get Taylor the record. He never got back on defense and his teammates passed up open layups to feed him the ball. Shame on everyone involved.