A Toronto teen scored 103 points in a single game this week, becoming only the second Canadian high schooler to break the 100-point mark.
Point guard Ahmed Ali, a Grade 12 student at John Polanyi Collegiate Institute, brought the Jaguars to a victory of 111-76 on Wednesday.
"I knew it was going to be a special night," the 18-year-old told CTV News Channel on Friday.
The team played the C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute Saints as part of a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) North Region senior game.
Approximately 70 per cent of Ali's points came from 23 three-pointers -- baskets sunk from the three-point line, an arc surrounding the basket that is approximately six metres from the net at its centre at the high school level.
"I was in the zone," Ali said.
"That was a night I can't forget."
Ali is the second Canadian high school player to score more than 100 points. The only other player to break the mark was Denham Brown, who played for West Hill Collegiate Institute, and scored 111 points in one game in 2002.
"You can go for Denham Brown numbers," Ali said his coach told him at halftime.
The teen said he thinks he'll remember the game as one of the best days of his life.
"In our religion, we're taught to do everything with excellence," the teen said, adding that he is a Muslim of Somalian descent.
"When I go on the court, I have to play my heart out. If I play with no heart, no grit, it wouldn't come to a good result."
He said he's been hearing from Canadian colleges and universities that are keeping tabs on him, and hopes to make it to the NBA. He also wants to compete with the Canadian national team.