Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum scorched the New Orleans Pelicans for a career-high 37 points Wednesday night in Portland’s home-opener.
The third-year player out of Lehigh University was the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but he has averaged just 6.6 points a game in limited time during the past two seasons. In five playoff games last season, though, he averaged 17 points a game.
His start Wednesday was just the fifth of his career — including the postseason — but it shows there’s big potential for the guy who bears a resemblance to the famed Steve Urkel.
There’s especially big potential for his cardboard.