List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 20 or more assists in a game

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In basketball, an assist is a pass to a teammate that directly leads to a score by field goal.[1] All of the players on this list have recorded at least 20 assists in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I game. Assists were first recognized in the 1950–51 season, but only lasted through 1951–52 before the NCAA stopped recording them until the 1983–84 season.[2] All players on this list have accumulated at least 20 assists in a game while playing for a Division I university. Through the 2009–10 season, this has occurred only 20 times.[2]

The single game record is 22 assists, which is shared by three players: Sherman Douglas of Syracuse, Tony Fairley of Charleston Southern and Avery Johnson of Southern University.[2][3] On four other occasions there have been 21-assist performances, while the 13 remaining instances have been 20 assists.

No school has had more than one player reach the 20-assist mark, but Southern University is on this list four times via Johnson's four 20-assist games during his career. Johnson, who spent his first two college seasons at New Mexico Junior College and then Cameron University, only played NCAA Division I basketball for two seasons (1987, 1988). He led Division I in assists per game both years and set the still–standing record of 13.30 assists per game in 1987–88.[2] He is also the only player in Division I history to reach 20 assists more than once.[2]

The most recent player to accomplish this feat is Alabama State's Brandon Brooks, who had 20 assists on March 8, 2008.[4]

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Dates of 20+ assists[edit]

Avery Johnson of Southern University is the only player on this list with multiple 20+ assist games, and he has four of them.
Assists Player Pos. Cl. Team Opponent Date Ref.
22 Douglas, ShermanSherman Douglas G Sr Syracuse Providence January 28, 1989 [5]
22 Fairley, TonyTony Fairley G Sr Charleston Southern Armstrong Atlantic February 9, 1987 [3]
22 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson G Sr Southern Texas Southern January 25, 1988 [6]
21 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson (2) G Sr Southern Alabama State January 16, 1988 [3]
21 Manuel, AnthonyAnthony Manuel G Jr Bradley UC Irvine December 19, 1987 [7]
21 Scarborough, KelvinKelvin Scarborough G Sr New Mexico Hawaiʻi February 13, 1987 [8]
21 Wade, MarkMark Wade G Sr UNLV Navy December 29, 1986 [9]
20 Brooks, BrandonBrandon Brooks G Jr Alabama State Jackson State March 8, 2008 [4]
20 Cleaves, MateenMateen Cleaves G Sr Michigan State Michigan March 4, 2000 [10]
20 Corchiani, ChrisChris Corchiani G Sr NC State Maryland February 27, 1991 [11]
20 Crawford, SamSam Crawford G Jr New Mexico State Sam Houston State December 21, 1992 [3]
20 Evans, HowardHoward Evans G Sr Temple Villanova February 10, 1988 [12]
20 Harris, DanaDana Harris G Sr UMBC St. Mary's (MD) December 12, 1992 [13]
20 Henderson, DrewDrew Henderson G Jr Fairfield Loyola (MD) January 25, 1992 [2]
20 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson (3) G Jr Southern Texas Southern March 6, 1987 [3]
20 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson (4) G Sr Southern Mississippi Valley State February 8, 1988 [3]
20 Johnson, JamesJames Johnson G Middle Tennessee Freed–Hardeman January 2, 1986 [2]
20 Marshall, GraysonGrayson Marshall G So Clemson Maryland–Eastern Shore November 25, 1985 [14]
20 Walker, JasperJasper Walker G So Saint Peter's Holy Cross February 11, 1989 [3]
20 Washington, RayRay Washington G Sr Nicholls State McNeese State January 28, 1995 [2]

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  4. ^ a b "2007–08 Game stats for Brandon Brooks". ESPN.com. ESPN. 2008. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
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  6. ^ "Avery Johnson". hoopshype.com. Ballers Media SL. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bradley's Best: Anthony Manuel". pjstar.com. GateHouse Media, Inc. 2008. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Texas El Paso Defeats San Diego State, 79-73". pjstar.com. Los Angeles Times. February 14, 1987. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Player Bio: Mark Wade". fausports.com. Florida Atlantic University. February 14, 1987. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Mateen Cleaves – All America Candidate". msuspartans.com. Michigan State University. 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  11. ^ "NC State Men's Basketball History of Success (February 27, 1991)". gopack.com. North Carolina State University. August 7, 2008. Retrieved June 3, 2010. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Evans' 20 Assists Lead Temple, 98–86". The New York Times. February 11, 1988. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  13. ^ Scherr, Rick (December 13, 1992). "UMBC takes 96–68 victory over St. Mary's". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  14. ^ "2009 Clemson Hall of Fame Inductees". clemsontigers.cstv.com. Clemson University. April 27, 2009. Retrieved June 3, 2010.