Hargrave Military Academy Player Hits 18 3-Pointers in Single Game

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterFebruary 13, 2015


By NBA Jam rules, Scott Meredith would've burned the gym to the ground before halftime.

An unsigned combo guard playing a postgraduate year at Hargrave Military Academy, Meredith recently stuffed the business end of the three-point line down the throat of a team that never quite learned its lesson.

Meredith sank an otherworldly 18 three-pointers over the course of Wednesday night's game against Combine Academy, razing his opponent's village for 55 points on 31 attempts.

USA Today’s Cam Smith spotted footage of the performance. Feel free to mute the Aloe Blacc soundtrack and just enjoy the show.

For a little perspective on Meredith's performance, let’s take a look at similar records at other levels.

In the NBA, Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall share the record for most three-point field goals in a game, having both hit 12 treys in one contest. For Division I college basketball, the record is 15, notched by Marshall's Keith Veney in 1996. We'll leave aside Grinnell guard Jack Taylor's 27 three-pointers in 2012, part of a 138-point performance predicated on cherry-picking.

With this in mind, Meredith's 18 triples stand out as special. He played both sides, ran the court and continued to make baskets long after Combine decided to try guarding him. He shot over plenty of limp-noodle closeouts, but movement created a sizable chunk of his points.

Meredith's coach, A.W. Hamilton, told MaxPreps.com's Jason Hickman that his team knew early on in the game that they were going to feed the hot shooter.

"He was just on fire," Hamilton said. "He hit three or four in a row to start and I told our guys we were going to ride this thing until he cools down. He really never did."

No, he did not. Rather, Meredith's red-hot shooting paved the way for a 131-80 victory over Combine, giving Hargrave its 29th win of the season.

So let it be known: Scott Meredith is the prep school Kyle Korver, and if there's a college out there looking for a player who can knock down spot-up threes and make incredible use of screens (looks at Grinnell), you know who to call.

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