In basketball, points are the sum of the score accumulated through field goals (two or three points) and free throws (one point). It is a rare achievement for an individual player to score 100 points in a single game. What follows is an incomplete list of all of the verified occurrences of players scoring 100 points or more. Each individual instance of the accomplishment may have been achieved under varying circumstances, such as game length, opponent skill level and the league in which it occurred.
Internationally, the highest single player total between national teams is 116 points, scored by the Philippines' Lou Salvador in May 1923 against China. It happened during the 1923 Far Eastern Games. The highest single game total in worldwide organized basketball history, irrespective of gender, age or competition level, is 272 points, scored by a 13-year-old boy named Mats Wermelin of Sweden. He recorded every single point in his team's 272–0 win on February 5, 1974, during a regional boys' tournament held in Stockholm. As an adult, Wermelin played as a guard for Hammarby IF, Järfälla and Stockholm Capitals. The highest total by a female basketball player worldwide is 136, scored by Anat Draigor of Israel. It happened on April 5, 2006, in a 158–41 win. Draigor was 46 years old playing in an Israel Division III League playoff game, which also makes her the oldest player in history to score 100 points. Only one player, other than the United States' Bevo Francis and Jack Taylor, has recorded multiple 100-point games in organized competition. Croatia's Marin Ferenčević scored 101 and 178 points in April and May 2006, respectively, during Under-14 Croatian League matches.
In the United States, 100-point games have occurred at least once at most levels of education. At the middle school level, 13-year-old 8th grader Bob Harrison scored all 139 of his team's points in a 139–8 win on February 3, 1941. In high school, there have been 24 verified occurrences, 19 by male players and 5 by female players. The first recorded instance was in 1913, when Herman Saygar of Culver High School (Indiana) scored 113 points against Winamac High School. The first female to score 100 points at the high school level was Denise Long of Union-Whitten High School (Iowa), who scored 111 points during a state playoff game in the spring of 1968 against Dows High School. That season, Long's senior year of 1967–68, she averaged a still-standing national record 68.2 points per game. Her single game total stood as the high school female record for 38 years until Epiphanny Prince scored 113 for Murry Bergtraum High School (New York) on February 2, 2006. The boys' high school record is 135 points, scored by Danny Heater on January 26, 1960. Playing for Burnsville High School (West Virginia) against Widen High School, Heater made 53 of 70 field goals and 29 of 41 free throws. His 135-point outburst is still the highest total for the high school level worldwide.
At the college level, there have been seven 100-point games, two of which were recorded by Clarence "Bevo" Francis of Rio Grande College and two by Jack Taylor of Grinnell College. Francis scored 116 points against Ashland College on January 9, 1953, but the opponent was not a four-year institution, so the total did not count as the official college record. One year later, on February 2, 1954, Francis scored 113 against Hillsdale College, which was the recognized highest total in United States college basketball history for 59 years; Grinnell's Taylor scored 138 points on November 20, 2012 to set the new all-time NCAA all-divisions mark. He again recorded 100+ points on November 17, 2013 when he scored 109 against Crossroads College. Frank Selvy of Furman University is the only player to score 100 points at the Division I level. Selvy recorded exactly 100 points on February 13, 1954—less than two weeks after Francis scored 113—against Newberry College. He scored his 99th and 100th points on a 40-foot shot as the final buzzer sounded.
Professionally, there have been a number of occurrences of 100-point games worldwide. It has only happened once in the United States, however. Wilt Chamberlain of the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points on March 2, 1962 against the New York Knicks during a game played at Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He made 36-of-63 field goals and 28-of-32 free throws, the latter being a particularly unusual statistic considering Chamberlain was a 51.1% free throw shooter for his career.
Most of the players' exact statistics cannot be found, but whatever information was able to be verified is included. When a dash (—) appears in the three-point field goal statistic, it indicates that three-pointers had yet to be implemented and were therefore not an applicable statistic.
|272||Sweden||Mats Wermelin||February 5, 1974||272–0||—||—||
According to Guinness World Records, Wermelin, a 13-year-old boy, scored all 272 points in the shutout win in Stockholm during a regional boys tournament.
|227||Poland||Konrad Migdalski||December 2005||MKS-MOS Pruszków||UKS Czarodzieje z Bielan||326–15||
He scored 100 points 3 minutes before end of 2nd quarter. The game was a local U-14 Polish league match.
|178||Croatia||Marin Ferenčević (1)||May 2006||KK Virovitica||ABN Graminea||187–70||67||86||9||14||17||18||
He also grabbed 22 rebounds and had 16 steals in the contest. The game was a local U-14 Croatian league match. His scoring by quarter went: 34, 61, 55, 28.
|153||Turkey||Erman Kunter||March 12, 1988||Fenerbahçe||Hilalspor||175–101||
Kunter scored 81 points in the first half and 72 in the second half and set the Turkish Basketball League record.
|145||Greece||Aristeidis Moumoglou||July 13, 1972||Iraklis||VAO||172–94||—||—||
Scored in a Greek Basket League game.
|144||Yugoslavia||Zdenko Babić||October 10, 1985||KK Zadar||APOEL||192–116||
Scored in the first round of the 1985–86 FIBA Korać Cup. It only took 26 minutes (of the 40-minute game) for Babić to score 113 points.
|136||Israel||Anat Draigor||April 5, 2006||Hapoel Mate Yehuda||Elitzur Givat Shmuel||158–41||
Draigor's total is recognized by Guinness World Records as the highest single game point total in women's professional basketball history. When she accomplished the feat, she was a 46-year-old mother and playing in an Israel Division III League playoff game. She scored 61 first-half points and 75 second-half points.
|134||Poland||Leszek Doliński||December 18, 1993||ATS Koszalin||Gajjal Choszczno||
Scored during a III Liga (3rd division) game. Doliński was a former Polish National Team player. Record in Polish senior leagues.
|129||Brazil||Marx Martins Rodrigues Carvalho||September 16, 1984||CR Vasco da Gama||Hebraica Sociedade Cultural Esportiva e Recreativa||
Scored in a Rio de Janeiro State Championship game.
|129||Poland||Krzysztof Jakóbczyk||January 22, 2007||AWF Wrocław||WSH Wrocław||
During local academic league game.
|126||Philippines||Julian Macoy (1)||September 21, 1958||University of San Carlos||Cebu School of Arts and Trades||152–80||
Scored in a Cebu Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) game. Macoy played 33 minutes in this game. Macoy's 126-point output remains the all-time highest scoring mark ever for a Filipino player. In addition, Macoy is also the only Filipino player to score 100 points or more on more than one occasion.
|124||Great Britain||Paul Ogden||March 9, 1982||St. Alban's School||South Chadderton School||226–82||
Scored at the British high school level.
The game was played at São Paulo State College, which was the location of a city tournament.
|120||Philippines||Clark Quijano||October 2013||AMA University High School||Grace Christian College||166–85||
Set a new Philippine high school record during the Freego Tiong Lian Basketball Association Tournament.
|116||Philippines||Lou Salvador||May 1923||Philippines national team||China national team||—||—||
Achieved in the gold medal game at the 1923 Far Eastern Games and still remains the highest single game total in international competition.
|116||United States||Archie Talley||1980||TV Clausen||Trier||132–91||
Scored during a game in Germany.
|113||Lebanon||Mohammad Akkari||April 3, 2012||Al Mouttahed Tripoli||Bejje SC||173–141||40||69||32||59||1||
This was the first 100-point performance in any official game of any league in a FIBA Asia member country. El Akkari had only been averaging 7.6 points per game until this game.
|112||Philippines||Felix Duhig||1989||Cebu Institute of Technology||Cebu School of Arts and Trades||
Scored in a Cebu Amateur Athletic Association (CAAA) game. Duhig made 30 three-point shots in this game.
|112||Yugoslavia||Dražen Petrović*||October 5, 1985||Cibona Zagreb||SMELT Olimpija||158–77||40||60||10||20||22||22||
Scored in a Yugoslav First League game.
|111||Canada||Denham Brown||February 7, 2002||West Hill Collegiate Institute||R. H. King Academy||150–58||13||
He set the Canadian high school single game record. Brown scored 51 first half points and 41 in the third quarter alone.
|111||Croatia||Matej Kuna||February 2006||Belišće||Požega||159–77||20||26||
Matej was a 21-year-old playing in the Croatian A2 League and fell two points shy of breaking Dražen Petrović's record of 112. He thought he had broken the record and substituted out with 90 seconds remaining, but officials later revealed he had "only" scored 111.
|110||Kosovo||Granit Rugova||March 30, 2011||Sigal Prishtina||KB Mitrovica||150–54||
Highest total in Kosovar basketball history.
|107||Nicaragua||Derick Omeir Wilson||1978||Bluefields Selection||National School of Agriculture||
Set a Nicaraguan national scoring record.
|105||United States||Tony Harris||October 10, 1992||Swift Premiums||Ginebra San Miguel||152–147||
Harris broke Michael Hackett's seven-year-old Philippine Basketball Association record, which still stands to this day.
|104||Philippines||Jeron Teng||January 5, 2011||Xavier School||Grace Christian College||164–74||37||70||1||29||34||
Set a then-Philippine high school record (later broken in October 2013).
|103||United States||Michael Hackett||November 21, 1985||Ginebra San Miguel||Great Taste||197–168||
Set a then-Philippine Basketball Association record.
|102||Russian Federation||Danila Kukuruzov||January 20, 2018||BaltB||Горный||147–78||44||59||0||2||14||21|||
|101||United States||Kevin Bradshaw||1993||M. M. Giv'at Shmuel||Maccabi Tverya||165–109||
Scored during a Liga Leumit (Division 2) game towards the beginning of the 1993–94 season. Previously, in college, Bradshaw set the NCAA Division I single game scoring record with 72 points.
|101||United States||J. J. Eubanks||October 9, 1994||Maccabi Ramat Gan||Beitar Ramat Gan||161–66||40||57||9||22||12||14||
Scored during an Israeli Basketball Super League (Division 1) game. Due to financing issues, Beitar Ramat Gan played with youth players all season long, allowing several records, including this, to be set against them.
|101||Croatia||Marin Ferenčević (2)||April 2006||KK Virovitica||Bjelovar||
Ferenčević, 13 at the time, is the son of ex-basketball player Branko Ferenčević.
|101||Philippines||Julian Macoy (2)||September 15, 1957||University of San Carlos||Cebu Normal School||135–63||
Scored in a Cebu Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) game. Macoy played 29 minutes in this game. Macoy is also the only Filipino player to score 100 points or more on more than one occasion.
|100||United States||Danny Shouse||December 1, 1979||Ármann||Skallagrímur||118–109||
Scored during an Icelandic Division I game.
|100||Croatia||Veljko Petranović||October 8, 2003||Postojna||Vipava||150–49||
Set during Spar pokal. Petranović was 43 years old and played only three quarters.
|100||Poland||Borys Klimek||November 28, 2014||Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski||KT Kosz Kalisz||165–86||
He played 32 minutes. The game was a local U-20 Polish league match.
|100||Philippines||Lucio Tan Jr.||1996||Triton Securities||Phil Stock Exchange||
Set during the Philippines Stock Exchange Basketball Tournament semi-finals. He later repeated the feat in 1997 Class of '83 vs. Class of '82 at the St. Jude Catholic School Alumni Tournament semi-finals.
|100||United States||Jonathan Braeger||March 12, 2022||Baskets Vilsbiburg||s.Oliver Würzburg Akademie||209–39||15||17||22||34||4||5||
Set during a German 1. Regionalliga game; also had a quadruple-double. Several players from both teams where absent due to illness. Unhappy with the game not being postponed, the Würzburg players played limited defense during the game and where down to three players in the final quarter.
|100||Wilt Chamberlain*||March 2, 1962||Philadelphia Warriors||New York Knicks||169–147||36||63||—||—||28||32||
Also grabbed 25 rebounds in the performance.
|138||Jack Taylor||November 20, 2012||Grinnell College||Faith Baptist||179–104||52||108||27||71||7||10||
Taylor set the NCAA all-division scoring record in the fast-paced Grinnell offense.
|January 9, 1953||Rio Grande College||Ashland College||150–85||47||—||—||22||
Initially recognized by both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a college record, public uproar eventually forced NCAA to throw out the record because it did not occur in a game against a four-year institution. He had 61 points in the first half and scored all of his team's points, a total of 55, in the fourth quarter.
|113||Clarence "Bevo" Francis (2)||February 2, 1954||Rio Grande College||Hillsdale College||134–91||38||70||—||—||37||45||
Francis also set college records for field goals made and free throws made.
|109||Jack Taylor (2)||November 17, 2013||Grinnell College||Crossroads College||173–123||35||70||24||48||15||17||
Occurred in the second game of the season. Scored 71 in the game before.
|100+||Paul Arizin*||Villanova University||—||—||
Similar to Bevo Francis's games, this is not officially recognized by the NCAA due to it being played against a junior college.
|100||J.J. Culver||December 10, 2019||Wayland Baptist University||Southwestern Adventist University||124–60||34||62||12||33||20||27||
The second occurrence of a 100-point game at the NAIA level.
|100||Frank Selvy||February 13, 1954||Furman University||Newberry College||149–95||41||66||—||—||18||22||
The only occurrence of a 100-point game at the NCAA Division I level. He scored his 99th and 100th points on a 40-foot shot as the final buzzer sounded.
Since 1913, 19 male and seven female players have scored 100 points or more in United States high school basketball games.
|Points||Player||Date||High school (state)||Opponent||Final score||FGM||FGA||3FGM||3FGA||FTM||FTA||Notes||Ref.|
|135||Danny Heater||January 26, 1960||Burnsville (WV)||Widen (WV)||173–43||53||70||—||—||29||41||
Heater set the world record for high school-level single game scoring, not just the United States' record. He scored 85 points in the second half alone, including 55 in the final 10 minutes. Heater also collected 32 rebounds and 7 assists during the game.
|127||John Morris||February 22, 1961||Portsmouth Norcom (VA)||Mary Smith (VA)||173–47||—||—|||
|120||Dick Bogenrife||February 6, 1953||Sedalia-Midway (OH)||Canaan (OH)||137–47||52||—||—||16|||
|114||Wayne Oakley||December 21, 1954||Hanson (KY)||St. Agnes (KY)||128–56||47||55||—||—||20||24|||
|114||Pete Cimino||January 22, 1960||Bristol (PA)||Palisades (PA)||134–86||44||79||—||—||26||29||
Cimino scored all 69 of his team's second half points.
|113||Herman Saygar||1913||Culver (IN)||Winamac (IN)||154–10||56||—||—||1|||
|113||Epiphanny Prince||February 2, 2006||Murry Bergtraum (NY)||Brandeis (NY)||137–32||54||60||4||1|||
|111||Denise Long||January 22, 1968||Union-Whitten (IA)||Dows (IA)||136–41||38||—||—||35||44||
Long averaged a still-standing national record 68.2 points per game during her senior year and finished her career with 6,250 points, a then-national record for girls' high school basketball.
|108||Morris Dale Mathis||January 25, 1955||St. Joe (AR)||Witts Springs (AR)||—||—|||
|108||Ken Robinson||January 10, 1961||Cassatt Midway (SC)||Ruby South (SC)||130–30||48||—||—||12||13||
Robinson scored 62 points in the second half.
|105||Kenneth Johnson||January 10, 1979||Grandfield (OK)||Terral (OK)||120–65||45||85||—||—||
Johnson scored 71 first half points.
|105||Cheryl Miller||January 26, 1982||Riverside Poly (CA)||Norte Vista (CA)||179–15||46||50||—||—||13||15|||
|104||Danny Boyd||January 6, 1961||Camden (TN)||Clarksburg (TN)||130–43||44||—||—||16||
Boyd per-quarter points: 24, 31, 27, 22.
|103||Dickie Pitts||February 14, 1956||Wimauma (FL)||Admiral Farragut (FL)||123–77||48||—||—||11||14|||
|103||Brian Payne||February 16, 1988||New Port Richey Christian (FL)||Clearwater St. Paul (FL)||111–60||40||12||11||11||
Payne per-quarter points: 29, 26, 13, 35
|102||Ed Vondra||1922||Brainard (NE)||Raymond (NE)||50||—||—||2|||
|102||Bennie Fuller||January 19, 1971[a]||Arkansas School for the Deaf (AR)||Leola (AR)||133–58||41||—||—||20||23|||
|101||Lisa Leslie||February 7, 1990||Morningside (CA)||South Torrance (CA)||102–24||37||56||0||0||27||35||
Leslie scored all 101 points in the first half alone; she scored 49 points in the first quarter and 52 in the second quarter. The opponent forfeited the game at halftime.
|101||Cedrick Hensley||January 16, 2001||Heritage Christian (TX)||Banff Christian (TX)||178–28||46||59||2||5||6||
Hensley coincidentally scored 101 points on the same night as Dajuan Wagner scored 100 (listed below).
|100||Dianne Campbell||January 28, 1972||Claude (TX)||Clarendon (TX)||106–19||—||—||
Six-on-six basketball; Campbell did not play the last three minutes.
|100||Wayne Coward||January 24, 1961||J.C. Lynch (SC)||Brittons Neck (SC)||139–31||—||—||
Coward scored 80 points in the second half.
|100||Greg Procell||January 29, 1970||Noble-Ebarb (LA)||Elizabeth (LA)||139–79||—||—|||
|100||Linda Page||February 15, 1981||Dobbins Tech (PA)||Mastbaum Tech (PA)||131–38||41||57||—||—||18||21|||
|100||Lynne Lorenzen||February 15, 1986||Ventura (IA)||Woden–Crystal Lake (IA)||126–74||43||48||—||—||14||
Lorenzen scored a national prep record (boys or girls) of 6,736 points during her four-year career. Her 100-point game was during six-on-six competition.
|100||Dajuan Wagner||January 16, 2001||Camden (NJ)||Gloucester Twp. Tech (NJ)||157–67||42||60||10||15||6||
Wagner set the New Jersey state prep single game scoring record en route to setting the state career scoring mark of 3,462 points. He also substituted out of the game with four minutes remaining once he reached 100.
|100||Tigran Grigorian||February 11, 2003||Pico Rivera Mesrobian (CA)||Los Angeles Pacific Christian (CA)||114–47||11|||
|139||Bob Harrison||February 3, 1941||LaGrange School||Arch Street School||139–8||69||—||—||1||
Harrison was a 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 13-year old 8th grader from Toledo, Ohio. This game was played in eight-minute quarters on a regulation basketball court.
|113||Wilt Chamberlain* (2)||—||—||
According to the Harvey Pollack NBA Statistical Yearbook, this occurred during an amateur league game.
|105||Corey Fisher||August 7, 2010||Dyckman||GymRatsNYC||138–130||23||28||
It is believed to set a new organized street basketball scoring record, surpassing Fly Williams' previous record of 100 set back in 1978. Played at Watson Gleason Playground in the Bronx, New York City, Fisher scored 72 points by the end of the third quarter and shot 23-for-28 from three-point range.
|100||Fly Williams||Summer 1978||
Set a then-record for organized street basketball during an IS8 League game in Jamaica, Queens, New York City.