List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 13 or more blocks in a game

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Shawn Bradley is tied for second all-time in single game blocks (14).

In basketball, a block (short for blocked shot) occurs when a defender deflects or stops a field goal attempt without committing a foul.[1] The National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I players on this list all accomplished the rare feat of blocking 13 shots in a single game. The 1985–86 season was the first that statistics on blocks were first compiled by the NCAA.[2]

The highest single game block total by one player in NCAA Division I men's basketball history is 16, set by Mickell Gladness of Alabama A&M on February 24, 2007 against Texas Southern.[3][4] Although Gladness holds the single-game record, it is Jarvis Varnado of Mississippi State who claims the all-time career blocked shots record (564).[5] Varnado never blocked 13 or more shots in a game, however.[2] Through the 2009–10 season, only 17 players have reached the 13-block mark.[2][6] Among them, Gladness is the only player to have reached 16 blocks, nobody has blocked 15, five players have reached 14, and eleven players have hit 13 blocks.

David Robinson once blocked 14 shots in a game while playing for Navy, and is the only player on this list to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.[7]

In the era before blocks were officially tracked by the entire NCAA, on December 3, 1983, Hakeem Olajuwon blocked 16 shots in a game while playing for the University of Houston against Biscayne. The blocks are a school record and would have tied the NCAA Division I record. Like Robinson, Olajuwon has also been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.[8]

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Dates of 13+ blocks[edit]

Joel Anthony once recorded 13 blocks.
Blocks Player Pos. Cl. Team Opponent Date Ref.
16 Gladness, MickellMickell Gladness C Jr Alabama A&M Texas Southern February 24, 2007 [3][4]
14 Bradley, ShawnShawn Bradley C Fr BYU Eastern Kentucky December 7, 1990 [9][10]
14 Garrett, DarriusDarrius Garrett F So Richmond Massachusetts January 13, 2010 [11][12]
14 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson* C Jr Navy UNC Wilmington January 4, 1986 [9][13]
14 Rogers, RoyRoy Rogers F Sr Alabama Georgia February 10, 1996 [14][11]
14 Woods, LorenLoren Woods C Jr Arizona Oregon February 3, 2000 [15][16]
13 Anthony, JoelJoel Anthony C Sr UNLV TCU February 7, 2007 [2][17]
13 Closs, KeithKeith Closs C Fr Central Connecticut State Saint Francis (PA) December 21, 1994 [9][18]
13 Davis, KyleKyle Davis C Fr Auburn Miami (FL) March 14, 2001 [19][20]
13 Fischer, D'orD'or Fischer C/F So Northwestern State Texas State January 22, 2001 [18][21]
13 Gai, DengDeng Gai F Sr Fairfield Siena January 22, 2005 [2][22]
13 Gladness, MickellMickell Gladness (2) F Jr Alabama A&M Prairie View A&M February 26, 2007 [23]
13 King, AnthonyAnthony King C So Miami (FL) Florida A&M November 29, 2004 [24][25]
13 McIlvaine, JimJim McIlvaine C Jr Marquette Northeastern Illinois December 9, 1992 [9][26]
13 Myrda, WojciechWojciech Myrda C Sr Louisiana–Monroe Texas–San Antonio January 17, 2002 [18][27]
13 Roberson, KevinKevin Roberson C Sr Vermont New Hampshire January 9, 1992 [9][28]
13 Whiteside, HassanHassan Whiteside C Fr Marshall UCF February 27, 2010 [6][29]
13 Williams, SeanSean Williams F/C Jr Boston College Duquesne December 28, 2006 [30][31]

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