Jack Taylor Demolishes Basketball Record

The Grinnell College player scored 138 points in one game.
2:01 | 11/21/12

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the young basketball player who had us all stuns, even kobe bryant asking, how did he do that? Taking a shot every 20 seconds. Here's abc's darren rovell. Reporter: In a small gym in iowa, in front of a sparse crowd on last night, something magical happened. Keep your eye on number 3. Jack taylor of grinnell college, hoisting shot after shot after shot and actually scoring. Taylor threw 108 shots in the air on tuesday night. 52 of them went through the net. That's a shot taken every 20 seconds to score those 138 points. Taylor not only broke the college record, he surpassed wilt chamberlain's nba record of 100 points scored 50 years ago. Los angeles lakers superstar kobe bryant holds the single game record among active players with 81 points. A college kid scored a 138 points tonight took over 100 shoots. Wow! That's crazy man, I don't care what level you're at. Scoring 138 points is pretty insane. Reporter: So, how did he do it? First of all, it was a team effort. Taylor took 77% of his team's shots. I'm not really the type of player that comes off screens and shoots. I'm the type of player that likes the ball. Reporter: To keep from getting fatigued, taylor would save his energy by not playing defense. Watch this possession where taylor stops at half court as his teammates do the work. When his team gets the rebound, he's already strategizing his next shot. There's actually a method to this madness. Last year, one taylor's teammates scored 89 points in game. Some say this milestone doesn't deserve to get celebrated, because taylor and the team weren't playing to win. They were playing for the record. This is an historic moment. Reporter: No matter the motive or how he or they did it, a player scoring 138 points is one for the record books. Darren rovell, abc news.

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