Holiday Hoopsgiving: Javon Greene's 58 points sets event scoring record

Javon Greene scored 58 points in a win at the Holiday Hoopsgiving. (Photo: Jason Jordan)

Javon Greene scored 58 points in a win at the Holiday Hoopsgiving. (Photo: Jason Jordan)

ATLANTA —  Even in hindsight, Henry County (McDonough, Ga.) point guard Javon Greene couldn’t honestly say, coming into Friday’s matchup against Langston Hughes (Fairburn, Ga.) at the Holiday Hoopsgiving, that he knew he was bound to make history.

“I can’t lie, I can’t say I had that feeling,” said Greene, a George Mason signee. “All I knew was that my team got down early and I didn’t want to have a losing record.”

After falling behind by as many as 21 points in the first half, Greene led a spirited comeback that included seven three-pointers of his own in route to scoring 58 points in a 92-89 win.

Greene’s 58 set a Holiday Hoopsgiving scoring record.

“I was in the zone,” Greene said. “It literally got to the point that I knew I wasn’t gonna miss, no matter what. My teammates could tell too; they just kept saying ‘Shoot!’ That’s what I did.”

Greene’s previous career high was 38.

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He said that upping that point total by 20 points gives him a level of confidence that he’s never experienced before.

“And I’m already a pretty confident player,” Greene said. “I don’t know, it just shows me that when I’m focused I can do some pretty special things. Bigger than anything I’m glad that we got the win, but the way we came back and got this win was something that will give our whole team confidence. That’s the best part.”

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