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5221 Ted St. Martin – April 28,1996 GWR (Guinness World Record)
2750 Dr. Tom Amberry – November 15, 1993 GWR
2118 Rick Rosser – March 2007
2036 Ted St. Martin -June 25, 1977 GWR
1538 Mike Scudder
1418 Fred Newman
1287 Ed Palubinskas — March 2010
1234 Dave Hopla
1177 Bob Owen — 9/16/10
1000+ Ted St. Martin — many times (Will check with Ted to see if he has an estimate on how many)
1000+ Rick Rosser — 12 times
949 Bob Snyder May 2007
941 Andy Enfield (also 241 left-handed!)
738 … Buzz Bramen
601 … Bunny Levitt (have to check this in one of my books) Bunny is the voice that tells me to make 100 freethrows on my journey video
598 Hal Cohen—17 years old, after a high school practice in1975,
later played for Syracuse
500+ Calvin Murphy (trying to find the total he told me when we met)
499 Bunny Levitt–4/6/1935– missed, then 371c more till gym closed–870/871
Later made 499 again!
489 Dr. Jim Poteet
485 Deb Remmerde (7th grade?) also 133 consecutive in 23 games for
Northwestern, Iowa – NAIA Div2
If anyone knows of other shooters with 100 or more consecutive freethrows please add in comments or send to my email. I have several others with 100 to 300+. Send a link if their streak is on the internet.
Happy Shooting, Rick
Practicing on three-pointers a lot lately. Six times over 100 in a row in the last two weeks. The best two records I have heard of are Fred Newman’s 209 (on youtube) and Dave Hopla had a streak of 211.
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by Stuart Claxton of Guinness World Records
The free throw always looks deceptively simple. Stand at an appropriate distance from the basket, take your time, shoot. Most times it works but sometimes it doesn’t so you try again. And again. And again until you get it right.
Three guys who know quite a bit about free throws are Rick Rosser, Ed Palubinskas and Jeff Harris and they were ready to prove it to me when I met them at Center Court during the Jam Session. Big Rick was going for no lesser record than the most free throws in two minutes. How many is that? Well the record to break was 64 since 2009 by a fella called Justin Kittredge. Rick was no stranger to pressure. He’s the guy responsible for throwing 72 free throws in two minutes so he knew he could get this. Up he stepped and off we went.
"On your throw Rick", I called out.
Bang, the man was a machine. Down the baskets went, one after the other…62…63…64! Ten seconds left! 65…66…67! Oh man! One more, 68! Time’s up! Awesome. 68 free throws in two minutes!!