Penn State came up with this good factoid from 22 years ago about one of its all-time greats, Joe Crispin.
#OTD | Jan. 23, 1999 | Soph G Joe Crispin exploded for a career-high 3️⃣0️⃣ points (8-14 FG, 10-10 FT) in a 65-61 win at Illinois. He had 6️⃣ 30-pt games, 3rd on Nittany Lions' list behind Jesse Arnelle (15) & Talor Battle (7). pic.twitter.com/NI8g414tQL
— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) January 23, 2021
Crispin had one of the most beautiful jump shots you’ll ever see. He also never saw a shot he didn’t like and would pull up from anywhere on the court.
He’s the No. 4 all-time scorer in PSU history with 1,986 points from 1997-01.
Crispin played 21 games in the NBA from 2001-02 with the Lakers and Suns, but he had great success overseas. In one game in Italy he shot 10-for-10 from 3-point territory. Here’s the awesome video of it (at 52 seconds in).
If you want to watch his gorgeous jump shot, check out Crispin winning the 2001 NCAA 3-point contest
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