Even at 48 years young, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf can still make shooting a basketball look effortless.
The Gulfport native and two-time SEC Player of the Year while at LSU joined Ice Cube’s new start-up three-on-three league, the BIG3, this summer and apparently hasn’t slowed down.
The former NBA sharpshooter scored a game-high 22 points to lead his team, the 3 Headed Monsters, to a 50-32 blowout victory over the Power on Sunday.
Abdul-Rauf even knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer with a hand in his face while the commentators shouted “WHY NOT? WHY NOT?”
Abdul-Rauf, who went by Chris Jackson when he played for legendary Gulfport coach Bert Jenkins, made 9 of 14 shots from the floor and knocked down 4 of 8 from behind the three-point line. He also added two rebounds and five assists, also a game-high.
Not bad for the oldest player in the league.
If you missed the game, which was televised on FS1 on Monday, you can watch the 59-second highlight reel here.