There’s a new queen of high school three-point shooting after a top Kentucky prep prospect connected on a national record 17 treys during a game on Monday night.
As reported by the Owensboro Messenger Inquirer and a handful of other sources, Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic High senior star Rebecca “Becca” Greenwell hit 17 three-pointers in her team’s 99-35 rout of Whitesville (Ky.) Trinity High. Greenwell hit 17 of her 28 shots, all from behind the arc, accumulating a game and career-high 51 points. MaxPreps’ statistics show that she also had nine rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.
How hard is it to hit 17 threes in a game? No one in the NBA has ever done it. In fact, the NBA record for three-pointers -- co-owned by Kobe Bryant and former Toronto and UConn sharpshooter Donyell Marshall -- is just 12 (Dennis Scott stands alone in third place with 11, if you were wondering).
According to Greenwell’s coach, Trinity’s defense set Greenwell up for unprecedented success from the field by giving her plenty of room to shoot, which she took advantage of time and time again.
"They played a 2-3 zone," Owensboro Catholic coach Ray Zuberer told MaxPreps. "She was a little bit leery of attacking the basket so we set her on the perimeter. As they began to challenge her, she just kept moving farther and farther back."
You can see Greenwell's record-setting trey directly below.