Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- January 27 Recap

Wednesday evening, thirteen (a new season record) former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from January 27.

Best Of The Day: Richaun Holmes

Richaun Holmes will be recognized as one of the better power forwards/centers in the NBA at some point this season. I hope.

  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 32 minutes, 20 points, 8/11 FG, 4/6 FT, 5 offensive rebounds, 12 total rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, and +17 in a 121-107 win over the Magic.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 22 minutes, 6 points, 3/7 FG, 0/1 3PT, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, a turnover, and -15 in a 116-104 loss to the Jazz.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Thunder)- 10 minutes, 4 points, 2/2 FG, a rebound, and -8 in a 102-97 win over the Suns.
  • Frank Kaminsky (Benet/Suns)- 13 minutes, 5 points, 2/5 FG, 0/2 3PT, 1/1 FT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, 2 assists, a block, and -12 in a 102-97 loss to the Thunder.
  • Abdel Nader (Niles North/Suns)- 19 minutes, 12 points, 5/9 FG, 2/4 3PT, 3 rebounds, a steal, a block, and +5 in a 102-97 loss to the Thunder.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Suns)- 23 minutes, 6 points, 2/7 FG, 2/5 3PT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 3 assists, a steal, a block, and -5 in a 102-97 loss to the Thunder.

  • Derrick Rose (Simeon/Pistons)- 19 minutes, 13 points, 5/10 FG, 2/3 3PT, 1/2 FT, 3 assists and -28 in a 122-107 loss to the Cavaliers.

  • Kendrick Nunn (Simeon/Heat)- 39 minutes, 17 points, 7/16 FG, 3/9 3PT, 2 rebounds, an assist, 3 steals, 2 turnovers, and -16 in a 109-82 loss to the Nuggets.

  • Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Heat)- 16 minutes, 6 points, 2/5 FG, 2/4 3PT, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and -7 in a 109-82 loss to the Nuggets.
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Heat)- 17 minutes, 5 points, 1/5 FG, 1/5 3PT, 2/2 FT, a rebound, an assist, and -22 in a 109-82 loss to the Nuggets.

  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Lakers)- 35 minutes, 23 points, 9/18 FG, 0/3 3PT, 5/10 FT, an offensive rebound, 8 total rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, and -4 in a 107-106 loss to the 76ers.

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Lakers)- 7 minutes, 2 points 1/2 FG, 3 rebounds, 2 turnovers, and +4 in a 107-106 loss to the 76ers.

  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Raptors)- 38 minutes, 10 points, 3/17 FG, 2/11 3PT, 2/2 FT, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, and +1 in a 115-108 loss to the Bucks.

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