Chris Collins reflects on Jon Scheyer’s 52-point game in high school

Former Duke assistant and current Northwestern coach Chris Collins dropped by The David Glenn Show this week to discuss his second year as a head coach, the NCAA tournament and much more.

Before Collins went on the air, Blue Devil assistant Jon Scheyer tweeted at the show, “meant to have you ask him who all time leading scorer was at Glenbrook North,” referring to the high school where both coaches played.

Knowing that Scheyer was the school’s all-time leading scorer, we didn’t let the opportunity pass to let Collins know about the tweet.

“The one record that I held onto was most points in a game,” Collins said.

The Wildcats coach said that when Duke was recruiting Scheyer, he and Mike Krzyzewski were at a game — a game that is now well-known — where Scheyer scored 21 points in a span of 75 seconds. With 10 second to go, Scheyer had 52 points and was threatening Collins’ single-game record of 54.

The other team missed a free throw, and Scheyer had the ball in his hands with a shot to break the record. On the way up the court, however, he collided with an opposing player and was called for a charge, fouling out of the game.

“Everyone in the gym was booing, except for me, who was jumping with joy,” Collins said.

During the conversation, Collins also talked about Duke’s star freshmen and why Kentucky is such a hard team to beat. Click below to hear the full interview: