High School Star Josh Ruggles Drops Astounding 135 3-Pointers in 5 Minutes

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 9, 2013

Josh Ruggles can make it rain like no other.

CBS Sports' Gary Parrish features a remarkable video of a high school sharpshooter dropping one three-pointer after another, producing an amazing 135 buckets in five minutes.

The YouTube description reports the feat was indeed otherworldly:

After a week of workouts, Josh decided to attempt to beat the World Record on August 8, 2013. To do so, he moved to his home court at Wheaton Academy. In five minutes, Josh Ruggles connected on 135 three pointers, setting the World Record REGARDLESS of gender and shooting 92% in the process. (135-147).

If you need a bucket drained from distance, Ruggles is your man. Lost Lettermen reports the Wheaton (Ill.) Academy junior is quite adept at scoring from behind the three-point line. According to the high school's official website, he won the IHSA Three Point Showdown "King of the Hill" contest back in March. 

A quick search on Guinness shows there might not be a record for threes made in five minutes, showing records for feats such as shots made in a minute, an hour and 24 hours.

Still, websites like Ball is Life and Slam Online are willing to call this sensational showing a world-record performance.

If watching a basketball player drain incessant shots is your thing, take a gander at former Kansas State player Laurie Koehn making 132 three-pointers back in May, via Yahoo! Sports:


Regardless of official accolades, both sharpshooters deserve rousing applause from the Internet gallery. We should also give a tip of the hat to their rebounders, who delivered much-needed assists along the way.

Now, if we could just get the person tasked with capturing any subsequent attempt to hold the camera horizontally, we will be all set.


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