Frank Selvy

Frank Selvy

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Frank Selvy

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Franklin Delano "Frank" Selvy (born November 9, 1932 in Corbin, Kentucky) is a former NBA basketball player who is best known for holding the record for the most points in a Division I college basketball game with 100 points. Selvy was an All-State basketball player at Corbin High School and was a teammate of College Football Hall of Fame inductee Roy Kidd.

100-point college game

Selvy is best remembered for scoring 100 points in a college game for South Carolina's Furman University against Newberry College on February 13, 1954, the only NCAA Division I player ever to do so. The game was played towards the end of Selvy's final collegiate season, and Furman coach Lyles Alley had designated the game "Frank Selvy Night" in order to garner recognition for the player who was already certain to finish the season leading the nation in scoring and earn first-team All-American honors, two accomplishments he had already attained the year before. The game was the first to be broadcast live on television in South Carolina and a large contingent from Selvy's hometown, including his family, had made the six-hour trek just for the occasion. The instructions from Coach Alley were simply to get the ball to Selvy so he can score as much as possible. Selvy obliged, hitting 41 of 66 field goal and 18 of 22 free throws, his last two points coming on a desperate heave near midcourt at the buzzer. (The game was played well before the introduction of the three-point line;...
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