Russ Smith was a star point guard on the 2013 Louisville national championship team, and was an All-American for the Cardinals in 2014. He’s also played 27 NBA games over two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans (2014-2015) and Memphis Grizzlies (2015).
Well, expect Smith to get an NBA opportunity again very soon, as he’s tearing up the D-League as a member of the Delaware 87ers (Philadelphia 76ers affiliate). The 24-year-old is averaging 27.9 points per game, and took things to another level on Wednesday night, when he dropped a D-League record 65 points (!) on the Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavailers affiliate).
Smith went 24-of-42 from the field, and 16-of-20 at the line, to get to the insane 65-point total. Check out the video highlights:
— NBA D-League (@nbadleague) March 24, 2016
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 24, 2016
The previous D-League record was 61 points, and that was actually just set by former 87ers guard Jordan McRae in January.