The first time Baylor's Perry Jones III saw Brady Heslip he mistook him for a team manager.
Teammate Fred Ellis' initial impression of the pale, floppy-haired Canadian was that he was a skateboarder.
And when Heslip sat out last season after transferring to the Bears, students wanted to know who the white kid was who hung out with the basketball team.
But once they all saw Heslip on the court, there was no more confusion, stereotyping or questions.
"He can shoot it now," Jones III said.
Now the nation knows that after the gum-chewing Heslip made nine 3-pointers Saturday night on his way to a career-high 27 points to spark third-seeded Baylor's 80-63 victory against No. 11 seed Colorado at The Pitt in a third-round game of the NCAA tournament's South Regional.
"It's an amazing feeling," said Heslip, whose previous best for 3s was a 6-of-10 effort at BYU in December.
Heslip, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound starting sophomore shooting guard from Burlington, Ontario, misfired just three ti...