List of basketball players who have scored 100 points in a single game
In basketball, points are the sum of the score accumulated through field goals (two or three points) and free throws (one point). It is a rare achievement for an individual player to score 100 points in a single game. What follows is an incomplete list of all of the verified occurrences of players scoring 100 points or more. Each individual instance of the achievement may have had different circumstances surrounding it, such as game length, opponent skill level and the league in which it occurred.
In the United States, 100-point games have occurred at least once at most levels of education. At the middle school level, 13-year-old 8th grader Bob Harrison scored all 139 of his team's points in a 139–8 win on February 3, 1941. In high school, there have been 24 verified occurrences, 19 by male players and 5 by female players. The first recorded instance was in 1913, when Herman Saygar of Culver High School (Indiana) scored 113 points against Winamac High School. The first female to score 100 points at the high school level was Denise Long of Union-Whitten High School (Iowa), who scored 111 points during a state playoff game in the spring of 1968 against Dows High School. That season, Long's senior year of 1967–68, she averaged a still-standing national record 68.2 points per game. Her single game total stood as the high school female record for 38 years until Epiphanny Prince scored 113 for Murry Bergtraum High School (New York) on February 2, 2006. The boys' high school record is 135 points, scored by Danny Heater on January 26, 1960. Playing for Burnsville High School (West Virginia) against Widen High School, Heater made 53 of 70 field goals and 29 of 41 free throws. His 135-point outburst is still the highest total for the high school level worldwide.
At the college level, there have been six 100-point games, two of which were recorded by Clarence "Bevo" Francis of Rio Grande College and two by Jack Taylor of Grinnell College. Francis scored 116 points against Ashland College on January 9, 1953, but because the opponent was not a four-year institution, the total does not count as the official college record. One year later, on February 2, 1954, Francis scored 113 against Hillsdale College, which had been the recognized highest total in United States college basketball history for 59 years; Grinnell's Taylor scored 138 points on November 20, 2012 to set the new all-time NCAA all-divisions mark. He again recorded 100+ points on November 17, 2013 when he scored 109 against Crossroads College. Frank Selvy of Furman University is the only player to score 100 points at the Division I level. Selvy recorded exactly 100 points on February 13, 1954—less than two weeks after Francis scored 113—against Newberry College. He scored his 99th and 100th points on a 40-foot shot as the final buzzer sounded.
Professionally, there have been a number of occurrences of 100-point games worldwide. It has only happened once in the United States, however. Wilt Chamberlain of the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points on March 2, 1962 against the New York Knicks during a game played at Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He made 36-of-63 field goals and 28-of-32 free throws, the latter being a particularly boggling statistic considering Chamberlain was a 51.1% free throw shooter for his career.
Internationally, the highest single player total between national teams is 116 points, scored by the Philippines' Luis "Lou" Salvador in May 1923 against China. It happened during the 1923 Far Eastern Games. The highest single game total in worldwide organized basketball history, irrespective of gender, age or competition level, is 272 points, scored by a 13-year-old boy named Mats Wermelin of Sweden. He recorded every single point in his team's 272–0 win on February 5, 1974, during a regional boys' tournament held in Stockholm. The highest total by a female basketball player worldwide is 136, scored by Anat Draigor of Israel. It happened on April 5, 2006, in a 158–41 win. Draigor was 46 years old playing in an Israel Division III League playoff game, which also makes her the oldest player in history to score 100 points. Only one player, other than the United States' Bevo Francis and Jack Taylor, has recorded multiple 100-point games in organized competition. Croatia's Marin Ferenčević scored 101 and 178 points in April and May 2006, respectively, during Under-14 Croatian League matches.
Most of the players' exact statistics cannot be found, but whatever information was able to be verified is included. When a dash (—) appears in the three-point field goal statistic, it indicates that three-pointers had yet to be implemented as a rule and were therefore not an applicable statistic.
- National Basketball Association (NBA)
|100||Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain*||March 2, 1962||Philadelphia Warriors||New York Knicks||169–147||36||63||—||—||28||32|
|138||Taylor, JackJack Taylor||November 20, 2012||Grinnell College||Faith Baptist||179–104||52||108||27||71||7||10|
|January 9, 1953||Rio Grande College||Ashland College||150–85||47||—||—||22|
|113||Francis, Clarence "Bevo"Clarence "Bevo" Francis (2)||February 2, 1954||Rio Grande College||Hillsdale College||134–91||38||70||—||—||37||45|
|109||Taylor, JackJack Taylor (2)||November 17, 2013||Grinnell College||Crossroads College||173–123||35||70||24||48||15||17|
|100+||Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin*||Villanova University||—||—|
|100||Selvy, FrankFrank Selvy||February 13, 1954||Furman University||Newberry College||149–95||41||66||—||—||18||22|
Since 1913, 19 male and six female players have scored 100 points or more in United States high school basketball games.
|Points||Player||Date|| High school
|135||Heater, DannyDanny Heater||January 26, 1960||Burnsville (WV)||Widen (WV)||173–43||53||70||—||—||29||41|
|127||Morris, JohnJohn Morris||February 22, 1961||Portsmouth Norcom (VA)||Mary Smith (VA)||173–47||—||—|
|120||Bogenrife, DickDick Bogenrife||February 6, 1953||Sedalia-Midway (OH)||Canaan (OH)||137–47||52||—||—||16|
|114||Oakley, WayneWayne Oakley||December 21, 1954||Hanson (KY)||St. Agnes (KY)||128–56||47||55||—||—||20||24|
|114||Cimino, PetePete Cimino||January 22, 1960||Bristol (PA)||Palisades (PA)||134–86||44||79||—||—||26||29|
|113||Saygar, HermanHerman Saygar||1913||Culver (IN)||Winamac (IN)||154–10||56||—||—||1|
|113||Prince, EpiphannyEpiphanny Prince||February 2, 2006||Murry Bergtraum (NY)||Brandeis (NY)||137–32||54||60||4||1|
|111||Long, DeniseDenise Long||Spring 1968||Union-Whitten (IA)||Dows (IA)||—||—|
|108||Mathis, Morris DaleMorris Dale Mathis||January 25, 1955||St. Joe (AR)||Witt Springs (AR)||—||—|
|108||Robinson, KenKen Robinson||January 10, 1961||Cassatt Midway (SC)||Ruby South (SC)||130–30||48||—||—||12||13|
|105||Johnson, KennethKenneth Johnson||January 10, 1979||Grandfield (OK)||Terral (OK)||120–65||45||85||—||—|
|105||Miller, CherylCheryl Miller||January 26, 1982||Riverside Poly (CA)||Norte Vista (CA)||179–15||—||—|
|104||Boyd, DannyDanny Boyd||January 6, 1961||Camden (TN)||Clarksburg (TN)||130–43||—||—|
|103||Pitts, DickieDickie Pitts||February 14, 1956||Wimauma (FL)||—||—|
|103||Payne, BrianBrian Payne||1988||New Port Richey Christian (FL)||Clearwater St. Paul (FL)||111–60|
|102||Vondra, EdEd Vondra||1922||Brainard (NE)||—||—|
|102||Fuller, BennieBennie Fuller||1971[a]||Arkansas School for the Deaf (AR)||Leola (AR)||133–58||—||—|
|101||Leslie, LisaLisa Leslie||February 7, 1990||Morningside (CA)||South Torrance (CA)||102–24||37||56||0||0||27||35|
|101||Hensley, CedrickCedrick Hensley||January 16, 2001||Heritage Christian (TX)||Banff Christian (TX)||178–28||46||59||2||5||6|
|100||Coward, WayneWayne Coward||January 24, 1961||J.C. Lynch (SC)||Britton's Neck (SC)||139–31||—||—|
|100||Procell, GregGreg Procell||January 29, 1970||Noble-Ebarb (LA)||Elizabeth (LA)||139–79||—||—|
|100||Page, LindaLinda Page||February 15, 1981||Dobbins Tech (PA)||Mastbaum (PA)||131–38||41||57||—||—||18||21|
|100||Lorenzen, LynneLynne Lorenzen||February 15, 1986||Ventura (IA)||Woden-Crystal Lake (IA)||126–74||43||48||—||—||14|
|100||Wagner, DajuanDajuan Wagner||January 16, 2001||Camden (NJ)||Gloucester Twp. Tech (NJ)||157–67||42||60||10||15||6|
|100||Grigorian, TigranTigran Grigorian||February 11, 2003||Pico Rivera Mesrobian (CA)||Los Angeles Pacific Christian (CA)||114–47||11|
|139||Harrison, BobBob Harrison||February 3, 1941||LaGrange School||Arch Street School||139–8||69||—||—||1|
|113||Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (2)||—||—|
|105||Fisher, CoreyCorey Fisher||August 7, 2010||Dyckman||GymRatsNYC||138–130||23||28|
|100||Williams, FlyFly Williams||Summer 1978|
|272||Sweden||Wermelin, MatsMats Wermelin||February 5, 1974||272–0||—||—|
|227||Poland||Migdalski, KonradKonrad Migdalski||December 2005||MKS-MOS Pruszków||UKS Czarodzieje z Bielan||326–15|
|178||Croatia||Ferenčević, MarinMarin Ferenčević (2)||May 2006||KK Virovitica||ABN Graminea||187–70||67||86||9||14||17||18|
|153||Turkey||Kunter, ErmanErman Kunter||1988||Fenerbahçe||Hilalspor||175–101|
|145||Greece||Moumoglou, AristeidisAristeidis Moumoglou||July 13, 1972||Iraklis||VAO||172–94||—||—|
|144||Yugoslavia||Babić, ZdenkoZdenko Babić||October 10, 1985||KK Zadar||Apoelo of Cyprus||192–116|
|136||Israel||Draigor, AnatAnat Draigor||April 5, 2006||Hapoel Mate Yehuda||Elitzur Givat Shmuel||158–41|
|134||Poland||Doliński, LeszekLeszek Doliński||December 18, 1993||ATS Koszalin||Gajjal Choszczno|
|129||Brazil||Carvalho, Marx Martins RodriguesMarx Martins Rodrigues Carvalho||September 16, 1984||CR Vasco da Gama||Hebraica Sociedade Cultural Esportiva e Recreativa|
|129||Poland||Jakóbczyk, KrzysztofKrzysztof Jakóbczyk||January 22, 2007||AWF Wrocław||WSH Wrocław|
|124||Great Britain||Ogden, PaulPaul Ogden||March 9, 1982||St. Alban's School||South Chadderton School||226–82|
|124||Brazil||Marcari, HortênciaHortência Marcari||1987||Minercal||252–31|
|120||Philippines||Quijano, ClarkClark Quijano^||October 2013||AMA University High School||Grace Christian College||166–85|
|116||Philippines||Salvador, LouLou Salvador||May 1923||Philippines national team||China national team||—||—|
|116||United States||Talley, ArchieArchie Talley||1978||TV Clausen||Tria||132–91|
|113||Lebanon||Akkari, MohammadMohammad Akkari^||April 3, 2012||Al Mouttahed Tripoli||Bejje SC||173–141||40||69||32||59||1|
|112||Yugoslavia||Petrović, DraženDražen Petrović*||October 5, 1985||Cibona Zagreb||SMELT Olimpija||40||60||10||20||22||22|
|111||Canada||Brown, DenhamDenham Brown||February 7, 2002||West Hill Collegiate Institute||R. H. King Academy||150–58||13|
|111||Croatia||Kuna, MatejMatej Kuna||February 2006||Belišće||Požega||159–77||20||26|
|110||Kosovo||Granit, RugovaRugova Granit^||March 30, 2011||Sigal Prishtina||KB Mitrovica||150–54|
|107||Nicaragua||Wilson, Derick OmeirDerick Omeir Wilson||1978||Bluefields Selection||National School of Agriculture|
|105||United States||Harris, TonyTony Harris||October 10, 1992||Swift Premiums||Ginebra San Miguel||152–147|
|104||Philippines||Teng, JeronJeron Teng||January 5, 2011||Xavier School||Grace Christian College||164–74||37||70||1||29||34|
|103||United States||Hackett, MichaelMichael Hackett||November 21, 1985||Ginebra San Miguel||Great Taste||197–168|
|101||United States||Bradshaw, KevinKevin Bradshaw||1993||M. M. Giv'at Shmuel||Maccabi Tverya||165–109|
|101||United States||Eubanks, J. J.J. J. Eubanks||October 9, 1994||Maccabi Ramat Gan||Beitar Ramat Gan|
|101||Croatia||Ferenčević, MarinMarin Ferenčević||April 2006||KK Virovitica|
|100||Croatia||Petranović, VeljkoVeljko Petranović||October 8, 2003||Postojna||Vipava||150–49|
|100||Poland||Klimek, BorysBorys Klimek||November 28, 2014||Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski||KT Kosz Kalisz||165–86|
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- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 60 or more points in a game
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