Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- December 30 Recap

Yesterday, I fully introduced this blog series and this is a daily thing now. Wednesday evening, nine former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from December 30.

Best of the Day: John Konchar

Despite the loss, Grizzlies’ John Konchar was very productive off the bench which included a NBA career-high in assists with five.

John Konchar (West Chicago/Grizzlies)- 23 minutes, 9 points, 4/7 FG, 1/1 3PT, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal, and +3 in a 126-107 loss to the Celtics.

Below you’ll see Konchar dunk at the 1:15 and 2:35 mark, and make an assist at 3:04.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Heat)- 20 minutes, 0/3 FG, 0/3 3PT, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, a block, a turnover, and -3 in a 119-108 win over the Bucks. It is Iguodala’s first start in a Miami Heat uniform.

  • Kendrick Nunn (Simeon/Heat)- 9 minutes, 3 points, 1/3 FG, 0/1 3PT, 1/1 FT, an assist, a steal, and +3 in a 119-108 win over the Bucks. His only made field goal was the dunk of the night.

  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Lakers)- 32 minutes, 20 points, 9/15 FG, 0/2 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebounds, 8 total rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, a turnover, and +17 in a 121-107 win over the Spurs.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Lakers)- 1 minute and +3 in a 121-107 win over the Spurs. McKinnie entered the game with 1:02 left in the fourth quarter.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/Spurs)- 1 minute and -3 in a 121-107 loss to the Lakers. Bates-Diop entered the game with 1:02 left in the fourth quarter.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 20 minutes, 16 points, 5/13 FG, 2/5 3PT, 4/6 FT, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, a turnover, and +4 in a 118-99 loss to the Hornets.
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Clippers)- 21 minutes, 7 points, 3/6 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2 offensive rebounds, 4 total rebounds, 2 steals, and +23 in a 128-105 win over the Trail Blazers.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Trail Blazers)- 25 minutes, 8 points, 3/4 FG, 2/3 3PT, 3 rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block, 2 turnovers, and -22 in a 128-105 loss to the Clippers.

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