Tuesday night Wayland Baptist own JJ Culver became just the second player in NAIA to score 100 points in a college officiated game. The other being Clarence Francis of Rio Grande Ohio with 113 back in 1954 and Jack Taylor (Grinnell College-Div III) with two 100 point performances (138-2012, 109-2013).
The brother of NBA lottery pick and Timberwolves Jarrett Culver, led the way against the Southwestern Adventist 124-60 in a route.
Culver’s stats consisted of shooting above 50 percent from the field (34-62) to be exact, 12-33 from downtown, and 20-27 from the charity stripe. The rest of Wayland Baptist team combined a total of 15 shots the entire game, so Culver was indeed to say the least, the primary ball handler.
Head coach Ty Harrelson stated per ESPN,
“We always script our first couple of plays, and J.J. scored on the first three or four,” Wayland Baptist coach Ty Harrelson said. “The guys realized he was hot and kept going to him. We figured as long as he’s taking good shots and shots out of our philosophy that he had a chance to do something special tonight.”
Culver, according to ESPN is averaging 36 points per game this season, and with the green light Coach Harrelson seemed to let JJ have, it won’t be a surprise if these type of statistics are scrolling across your timeline soon.
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