Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- January 8 Recap

Friday evening, eight former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from January 8.

Best of the day: Fred VanVleet

Fred VanVleet and the Raptors put up a team-record 144 points up on Friday night.

  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Raptors)- 33 minutes, 34 points, 13/22 FG, 5/9 3PT, 3/3 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 7 assists, a steal, 3 turnovers, and +13 in a 144-123 win over the Kings.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Thunder)- 4 minutes, 4 points, 1/1 FG, 2/2 FT, and +1 in a 101-89 win over the Knicks.

  • Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Pistons)- 10 minutes, 4 points, 2/4 FG, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, 2 steals, and +2 in a 110-105 win over the Suns.
Photo credits: @Pistons
  • Derrick Rose (Simeon/Pistons)- 19 minutes, 1/7 FG, 0/1 3PT, 2/2 FT, 5 assists, a steal, a block, 2 turnovers, and -13 in a 110-105 over the Suns.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Suns)- 15 minutes, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and +18 in a 110-105 loss to the Pistons.
  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 24 minutes, 10 points, 5/7 FG, 2 assists, a steal, 3 blocks, and -4 in a 144-123 loss to the Raptors.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Lakers)- 20 minutes, 9 points, 3/5 FG, 1/1 3PT, 2/2 FT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, a block, a turnover, and +1 in a 117-115 win over the Bulls.

  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Clippers)- 28 minutes, 7 points, 2/8 FG, 1/3 3PT, 2/3 FT, 3 offensive rebounds, 6 total rebounds, an assist, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, and +14 in 115-105 loss to the Warriors.

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