CJ McCollum ’13 set a New Orleans Pelicans franchise record with 11 3-pointers in a 127-116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 30, 2022. Only five other players have had more 3-pointers in a game in NBA history (Steph Curry achieved the feat twice).
McCollum, who is in the midst of a 4-year term as president of the National Basketball Players Association, netted a game-high 42 points, which tied the fourth-highest point total of his NBA career and most since he joined the Pelicans in a mid-season trade last season.
Three days later, McCollum and the Pelicans traveled to Philadelphia for a rematch where Lehigh alumni and friends were in attendance to cheer on the former Mountain Hawk. McCollum’s Pelicans fell to the Sixers, 120-111, but the 10-year NBA veteran tied for a team-high in points with 26.