Chris Clemons had himself an evening.
The star point guard for the Campbell Fighting Camels went for 39 points on 11-for-22 shooting while hitting eight threes at Radford — the first place team in the Big South — in a win that pulled his team to within a game of first place in the league.
That’s an amazing night before you consider this: Clemons won the game at the buzzer with this shot:
As long as Clemons does not get hurt, he will break the 3,000 point mark this season. As of today, he’s at 2,836, meaning that he’s roughly five-and-a-half games from reaching the milestone when he’s putting up nearly 30 points a night. The record for the most points scored in a career is … well, it’s unattainable. Pete Maravich scored 3,667 points in his three-year career, and for Clemons to reach that mark, he’d have to average more than his career high of 51 points while making a deep run into March.
So that ain’t happening.
But what we all need to pray happens is that Campbell — along with the likes of Murray State, and Wofford, and Hofstra, and South Dakota State, and any of these other mid-major programs with stud scorers on the roster — makes it to the NCAA tournament.
Because the world needs to see Chris Clemons — and Ja Morant, and Fletcher Magee, and Justin Wright-Foreman, and Mike Daum.
Who would not want to watch this 5-foot-9 bucket-getting machine drop and put a 50-burger on some No. 2 seed? Too much sauce: