- HIGHSCHOOL - Dajuan Wagner scores 100

Wednesday, July 16
Dajuan Wagner scores 100

Camden High's (N.J.) Dajuan Wagner became the first high school player in more than 20 years to score at least 100 points in a game and the 13th ever to accomplish the feat when he poured in 100 Tuesday night against the Gloucester Township Technical School.
Dajuan Wagner
Camden High (N.J.) guard Dajuan Wagner was one of two players to top 100 points on Tuesday night.

The Memphis-bound senior point guard has had his shooting stroke all season long and has cracked the 50-point barrier on four occasions. The last player to finish with at least 100 points in a high school contest was Kenneth Johnson of Grandfield, Okla., who scored 105 in 1979.

Wagner had 46 points at halftime and 72 entering the fourth quarter.

The 6-foot-3 Wagner, who was 42-for-60 from the field in the 157-67 victory, also broke the state and school marks. He connected on 10 3-pointers to break the school record, which was set by Greg Barr in 1994.

His father, former Louisville star and NBA guard Milt Wagner, is on coach John Calipari's staff at Memphis and was on his way back to Tennessee when he was informed of the news.

"I just came from there and saw the game on Monday against St. Augustine," said Milt. "I called (Dajuan) after the game last night and he told me that he didn't set out to do it, but he looked up and saw he was on pace to get 100 points. Once they saw he was on pace, they started getting him the ball."

Wagner had 90 points three minutes into the final quarter.

"I told him I was going to play him only three minutes of the fourth quarter," Camden coach Glen Jackson told the Courier Post. "But after just three minutes he was up to 90, and he asked if he could stay in until he hit 100.

"He has never asked me before to stay in a game to achieve a personal goal," added Jackson. "For all he has done for our program, I just couldn't refuse him. If any negativity comes out of this, I will accept full responsibility."

Camden improved to 10-0 with the win and is ranked No. 3 in the National Top 25.

Wagner is considered the top point guard in the nation and has maintained that he will attend Memphis next season despite rumors that he will bypass college and head straight to the NBA.

"He's coming to college," said Milt. "He knows he needs to go to college for at least one or two years to polish his game. There's no doubt that physically he has the ability to go to the league, but he still has a lot to learn and Coach Calipari will help prepare him for the next level."

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