Viral LOOK: A CA High School Basketball Star Scored 92 Points Last Night
A high school basketball player had a night to remember.
Chino Hills High School sophomore LaMelo Ball scored 92 points in his team's 146-123 win over Los Ojos on Tuesday.
92 points #love4lexi
— SwaggyMelo (@MELOD1P) February 8, 2017
Ball, the younger brother of UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, shot 30-of-39 on two-point attempts and 7-of-22 on three-point attempts. He added 11 points from the free-throw line and also had seven assists and five rebounds.
In the fourth quarter alone, he tallied 41 points. Keep in mind, quarters in high school basketball are only eight minutes long.
It appears that Ball was employing the "cherry-picking" strategy to rack up as many points as possible.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) February 8, 2017
Ball's performance came one game after his team had its 60-game winning streak snapped by national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy.
Well I mean that's one way to bounce back after a loss... I see you lil bro
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) February 8, 2017
Social media exploded over Ball's huge game.
Class of 2019 guard LaMelo Ball scored 92 points in a game tonight.
You read that correctly. NINETY-TWO. pic.twitter.com/8RC5rNzHd5
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) February 8, 2017
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 8, 2017
How you score 92 individual points in a high school game. Wow.
— K e l o (@RespectMyFresh_) February 8, 2017
92 points is impressive but the kid wasn't even playing defense. Cherry picked the whole game.
— J3t (@mikeypost_4) February 8, 2017
Call me crazy, but I'm not letting a dude with designs on his eyebrows drop 92 points on me. Who the hell were they playing?!
— Tony Delgado (@HOOODtony) February 8, 2017
As a basketball player and competitor, how do you allow someone to score 92 points in 32mins? Kids too friendly out there on the court!!
— Ricky Johnson Jr (@RickyJohnsonJr2) February 8, 2017
Lmaooo bro I just seen the video of LaMelo scoring 92 points in a game. And literally half his points were just him cherry picking.
— NBA Bulletin (@TheNBABulletin) February 8, 2017
Watch the full video of highlights from the game above, and share your thoughts on this ridiculous performance.