Hoops Recruiting: Page Talks About Scoring 61

Future Oklahoma State guard Keiton Page was unstoppable Tuesday night as he scored a career-high 61 points in leading Pawnee High School to a 91-63 victory over Frontier. Page could have easily scored more but was pulled from the game with five minutes remaining and the Black Bears up by 38.

The 5-foot-10 guard's statistics from his record-setting performance are astounding:

13 of 16 two-point field goals
11 of 16 three-point field goals
2 of 2 free throws
5 assists
6 steals
2 fouls
1 turnover

It didn't take long for Page to realize that his may be a special night.

"In the first quarter we started pressing and I got a couple steals off the press and hit three or four three in a row. That's kinda when I knew (it was going to be a good night)," said Page, who entered the game averaging 39.0 points in the Black Bears first seven games.

Pawnee head coach David Page (Keiton's father) said, "It was unbelievable because three or four of the shots he missed were real late right before we were taking him out of the game. You could tell he was on early. I remember hearing someone say something about him having 18 already and it was still in the first quarter.

"We were all having fun watching him."

Page said he had no idea that it was going to be a special night when he arrived at the Frontier High School gym.

"No, not really," he said. "We just knew that Frontier is one of the tougher teams on our schedule and we always look forward to play them. We just came out and jumped on them early.

"I didn't even realize (how many I scored) until I came out of the game with about five minutes when by brother (Pawnee assistant coach Brady Page) came over and told me. I knew I was shooting well but I didn't think I had that many."

David Page said Frontier used a man-to-man defense against the Black Bears. "This is just the second game of the year that people have played us heads up. We're used to seeing a freak defense, but they played a real soft man and had someone helping on him."

Page's Senior Year Stats
8 games
334 points
41.75 ppg
61-110 2FGs (55.5 percent)
47-89 3FGs (52.8 percent)
71-78 FTs (91.0 percent)
5.3 assists per game
4.4 steals per game
2.6 rebounds per game
2.1 turnovers per game
2.6 fouls per game

Page's Career Stats
(after Tuesday night's game)

2,756 points
30.6 ppg
598-943 2FGs (63. 4 percent)
360-718 3FGs (50.1 percent)
480-550 FTs (87.3 percent)
5.9 assists per game
4.9 steals per game
3.0 rebounds per game
2.1 turnovers per game

(Note: Special thanks to Mark Francies for providing Page's senior stats and career stats.)

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