When Jahii Carson signs his fat professional contract next year, the first thing he should do is fly to Vegas and let that signing bonus ride on a roulette table. Because if you haven't heard, the man owns Sin City.
In the opening round of last season's Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, Carson set a career-high in points scored with 34 on 14-of-22 shooting. In Tuesday's night return to the city Carson topped himself, registering a new career-high of 40 on 16-of-25 shooting.
Factoring in Arizona State's visit to the Las Vegas Invitational last year and its regular season ending loss to UCLA in the conference tournament, here's Carson's five-game average playing in the gambling capital of the world: 28.8 points, six assists, four rebounds and 1.4 steals with a 61.8% (55-of-89) field goal percentage.
For more on Carson's finest performance, here's what the rest of the world had to say:
Getting some national love
Condolences to those who did not see Jahii Carson's 40-point 7-assist effort in ASU's win at UNLV last night. He was--is--magnificent.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) November 20, 2013
Jahii Carson just as impressive as Marcus Smart tonight w/ 40 pts on 16-of-25 shooting and 7 assists in tough road win at UNLV. Wow.— Jason King (@JasonKingESPN) November 20, 2013
Jahii Carson coming for Frank the Tank— Ken Pomeroy (@kenpomeroy) November 20, 2013
14 of Jahii Carson's 16 FG's were layups. A combination of his great speed & strength, the new rules and UNLV's porous defense. He's 5-10!— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) November 20, 2013
The voice of the Sun Devils is nearly speechless
And to think: I get paid to watch Jahii Carson play hoops! Life is good! @SunDevilsPBP— Tim Healey (@TimHealeyASU) November 20, 2013
Make room in the record books
61 Eddie atCal (2 OT)1/9/2000 46 Eddie vs. SDSU12/18/99 45 Paul Williams atUSC 3/10/83 42 Eddie vs.PSU12/20/00 40 Ja-hii-sus at UNLV11/19/13— ASU Men's Basketball (@SunDevilHoops) November 20, 2013
This future Devil is impressed
Jahii carson is killin right now #asunation— Kodi Justice (@kodijustice21) November 20, 2013
Anybody else in awe?
Jahii Carson just had his #HeismanMoment— Mauricio Casillas (@maucasillas94) November 20, 2013
Jahii Carson putting on an absolute show. 32 with 9 minutes to go. Hear he's performing at Bellagio postgame.— Daniel Berk (@DSBerk) November 20, 2013
Time to change your cable provider
I can't believe I didn't get to watch Jahii Carson drop 40 points in the ASU win at UNLV. Stupid CBS sports network.— Ben Haber (@HaberBen) November 20, 2013
For more on Carson's performance in Arizona State's huge road victory, check out our instant recap.