Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ESPN-Villanova's Corey Fisher Scores 105 Pts. In B-Ball Tournament?

Villanova's Corey Fisher: SportsIllustrated.CNN.Com
(Story reported by Eamonn Brennan for ESPN)

This is at least a day old now -- you'll have to forgive me, as I was staring down a strange case of food poisoning for much of the weekend -- but it's a story I can't simply let pass thanks to a day or so on the shelf.

The story is this: According to a variety of trustworthy sources, Villanova guard Corey Fisher scored -- prepare yourself here -- 105 points in a New York City summer league game. Yes, you read that correctly. One. Zero. Five.

One hundred and five points sounds like an urban legend, something created after years of word-of-mouth exaggeration. Apparently not. Bounce Magazine, Dime, and NBADraft.net have all confirmed the scoreline, and the Hoop Doctors have something like a box score to go along with it. Fisher attempted 28 3-point shots and made 23 of them; he scored 72 of his 105 in the second half. Defense isn't exactly a priority at summer league showcase games, but the description from Fisher's game is that of a frustrated opponent double- and triple-teaming Fisher in an attempt to get the ball out of his hands. I'm guessing that didn't work.

(click here to read the full story on the ESPN website)

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