Christian Laettner’s jersey that he wore when he took one of college basketball’s most memorable shots is up for auction.
Lelands.com, an online auction house, says it is selling what is believed to be the jersey that Laettner, the Angola native and Nichols School graduate, was wearing when his made a shot off a long pass from Grant Hill in the East Regional Finals of the 1992 NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia. Duke beat Kentucky 104-103 in overtime on its way to the NCAA title.
The jersey’s owner has asked to remain anonymous, but the auction house showed ESPN.com a notarized letter in which the consigner says he had a relationship with Laettner, who gave him the jersey when the season concluded.
Lelands.com has set the reserve price for the jersey at $100,000. The highest price paid for a game-used basketball jersey is believed to have been a Virginia Squires ABA jersey worn by Julius Erving that was sold for $250,000. The auction closes on Jan. 10.
Meanwhile, the current Blue Devils squad, ranked No. 8, played UCLA in Madison Square Garden and came away with an 80-63 victory thanks in part to Jabari Parker’s 23 points and 10 rebounds. The Blue Devils improved to 9-2 on the season while the Bruins fell to 9-2.