In what started as a normal 2012 Division III basketball game between Grinnell College and First Baptist Bible, something unusual happened.
Jack Taylor, Grinnell point guard was given the green light to shoot his way out of the slump after a poor shooting weekend.
He did just that.. and more.
Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore (at the time) from Black River Falls, Wis., made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
Taylor did not only have one of the greatest performances in Grinnell history, but his 138 PTS had also set the NCAA record for most points in a game and most field goals.
Soon, every major sports outlet was covering the overnight sensation. From ESPN, ABC, FOX Sports and everyone else.
Now with the national spotlight and media attention. Most believed that Taylor would continue with his basketball career and journey. Perhaps look to play overseas if he didn't make the NBA.
However, Taylor had something else in mind. He decided to step away from the game. His reason to do so was to focus on what he truly loved doing in hopes of not only being defined by one amazing game.
Jack is now a content creator, film maker and host of Discover Wisconsin TV (Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mr4theluvofthegame24)
On the 7th anniversary of his big game, Jack released a Youtube video explaining why he made the decision to step away from the game. Then another early this year. (Take a look Below)