ESPN recently shared the photo above to highlight the ten different players who have scored 50+ points in an NBA game this season. Following Damian Lillard’s 59 points last night, it sets a new NBA record for the most players to have such performances in a season.
Out of the ten players to score 50+ points in a game, four of them are former Kentucky Wildcats.
Devin Booker – 70 points vs. Celtics, 03/24/2017
DeMarcus Cousins – 55 points vs. Trailblazer, 12/20/2016
John Wall – 52 points vs. Magic, 12/6/2016
Anthony Davis – 50 points vs. Nuggets, 10/26/2016
And just because he was 3 points shy of reaching 50+ points,
Karl Anthony Towns – 47 points vs. Knicks, 11/30/2016
Want to guess how many Tarheels, Cardinals, Blue Devils, or Jayhawks that have had that kind of offensive performance this season?
The answer is zero.
Dear Recruits: Kentucky players: 4. Duke, Kansas, UNC, Louisville combined 0….select your school accordingly https://t.co/HGI9crhHOr
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 9, 2017