A sophomore at Division III school Grinnell College is receiving shout-outs from envious NBA players after putting up a record-breaking 138 points in a win over Faith Baptist Bible College.
Jack Taylor, a 178cm guard, shot 52-of-108 from the field, including an incredible 27 of 71 three-point attempts, in the 179-104 victory on Tuesday night.
His total broke the old Division III record of 89 points, set by his Pioneers teammates Griffin Lentsch last November. Lentsch scored seven points against Faith Baptist.
Taylor also broke the overall NCAA and collegiate single-game scoring record of 113 points, set by Clarence 'Bevo' Francis for Rio Grande College in 1954.
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was one of many NBA stars to offer reactions to Taylor's unprecedented game. Durant tweeted: "Jack Taylor you deserve a shot of Jack Daniels after that performance lol...wow".
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, in New Orleans to take on the Hornets, was astonished by the 108 shot attempts.
"I never heard of nothing like that. That's like a video game," he said after being informed of the feat by reporters. "How can you shoot 100 times, though?"
Knicks teammate Raymond Felton added: "His elbow has got to be sore."
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, fresh off a win over the Brooklyn Nets in new coach Mike D'Antoni's debut, was equally taken aback.
"That's crazy. I don't care what level you're at, you score 138 points it's pretty insane," Bryant said.
"He must have been wearing the Mambas, man," he added, referring to his signature Nike shoe. "Only Mambas have no conscience to shoot the ball that much."
LeBron James of the Miami Heat also took notice, saying: "It's unbelievable, honestly. I would like to see the game [tape]."
The NBA's all-time scoring record is held by Wilt Chamberlain, who put up 100 points against the Knicks in 1962.
Taylor, whose previous high was 48 points in a high-school game, said he was still coming to grips with his record-breaking performance.
"I don't think reality has really set in yet," he said. "I think it definitely will in the next few days. I can't really get my mind around it right now."
Not all have been enamoured by Taylor's big game, however. Grinnell coach David Arseneault has been criticised for his 'system', which allows the opposing team easy baskets in order to isolate one designated shooter for multiple three-point attempts.
"They let us have layups so they could get [Taylor] shots," said Faith Baptist coach Brian Fincham.
"Their style of play is to press you, put everyone on the back half the court. If you get it past half-court, they'll give you the layup."
Faith Baptist sophomore Dave Larson smashed a school record with 70 points thanks to Fincham's system, with Grinnell players allowing Larson to score layup after layup before quickly transitioning the ball to Taylor.