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Best Game Ever: Jared Dudley recalls putting Boston College on the map

Lakers forward Jared Dudley reacts after making a three-pointer against the Warriors on Nov. 13.
Lakers forward Jared Dudley after making a three-pointer against the Warriors on Nov. 13.
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Dan Woike asked NBA players to tell us about the best game in their basketball career. This week: Jared Dudley

Jan. 19, 2005: Boston College 67, Villanova 66

36 PTS, 12-18 FG, 11-13 FT

Lakers forward Jared Dudley had a game in mind before he let his memory go deeper. The NBA journeyman has made a spot for himself on teams because of his high character and willingness to do the little things, but in college Dudley was capable of doing the big things. As a sophomore, Dudley helped put Boston College basketball on the map, an accomplishment that included his best game ever.

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“In the NBA, let’s go with that first. I’m the only player in NBA history to be 10 for 10 in a game with at least four threes made. It was against the No. 1 seed Atlanta Hawks. I didn’t miss a shot. And we won. Flawless. Flawless game. Perfect. I got a steal. I got a dunk — I got a dunk! ... But in college, I had 36 against Villanova. We were undefeated, and they had Kyle Lowry and Randy Foye. We were 15-0, No. [8] in the country [after] we won that game. The college game is my favorite because at that time, B.C. was nothing. We made them a top-three team in the country, and I carry that with me. I’m the face of the B.C. alumni organization.”

NBA players tell us about their best game ever.


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