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
After you get done watching Marcus Smart do work,flip on over to #CBSSportsNet where we have Jahii Carson #Legit— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 20, 2013
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
My NBA comp for Jahii Carson is a significantly more polished, smart, coachable Brandon Jennings http://t.co/JDSWMpBaeS #SunDevils— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) 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
Jahii Carson tonight became just the fourth ASU player to reach 40 in school history. Joined Eddie House, Paul Williams and James Harden.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) November 20, 2013
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
#Baller. Pure @Jahii_carson1 domination. #ASU RT @GottliebShow: Jahii Carson 40 pts on 15-24 FG 2-3 3s 7ast 3TO #FearTheFork #CBSSportsNet— Mike Jack Bauer (@MikeJackBauer) 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.