Republic sharpshooter Drew McMillin dropped 61 points — including 16 made 3's in win
Republic senior guard Drew McMillin had one of the great shooting performances in state history in his team's win over Camdenton to begin the Bolivar Tournament.
The sharpshooter scored a ridiculous 61 points including 16 made 3-pointers in an 86-49 win.
His 16 made 3-pointers matches a state record for most 3's in a single game. The feat had only been accomplished by two others — Scott City's Jon Beck in 1997 and Central (Park Hills)'s Brandon Wagner in 2017.
His 61 points tied him for the 18th-best scoring performance in state history. According to MSHSAA's online record book, McMillin's scoring output was the most in southwest Missouri history.
RepublicTigerSports.com reported that McMillin was unofficially 16-of-19 from beyond the arc. At 84.2 percent shooting, he would have the sixth-best 3-point field goal percentage in a single game in state history by anyone who attempted 10 or more. No one in the top 12 attempted more than 13 shots or made more than 11.
McMillin entered halftime with 27 points with seven made 3's. He then went crazy in the second half with four treys in the third quarter and five in the fourth.
Not even Stephen Curry has hit 16 triples in a single game. The NBA record is set at 14 by "Splash Brother" Klay Thompson.
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