What is the most points ever scored by a player in a single game of basketball?
100 wilt chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain was the greatest basketball player of all time. He scored 100 points in a game on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was the only person to ever score 100 points in a single NBA game. The only person to ever come close is Kobe Bryant the second best basketball player to ever live scoring 81 points in 2006.
On February 5th, 1974 Mats Wermelin scored 272 points. According to the Guinness book of World records, Wermelin---a 13-year-old boy---scored all 272 points in the shutout win in Stockholm during a regional boys tournament. The highest ever score for an NBA player is Wilt Chamberlain who scored 100 points on March 2, 1962.