Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- February 19 Recap

Friday evening, seven former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from February 19.

Best of the Day: Patrick Beverly

Marshall’s Patrick Beverly received high praise from Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell after the game.

Mitchell said, “Gotta give credit to Patrick Beverly. He’s first team All-Defense for a reason.”

  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Clippers)- 25 minutes, 17 points, 5/7 FG, 3/5 3PT, 4/4 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, 2 assists, a block, a turnover, and +3 in a 116-112 win over the Jazz.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Frank Kaminsky (Benet/Suns)- 16 minutes, 17 points, 6/8 FG, 5/6 3PT, 0/2 FT, 2 rebounds, an assist, a turnover, and -7 in a 132-114 win over the Pelicans.

  • Abdel Nader (Niles North/Suns)- 2 minutes, an assist, a turnover, and +1 in a 132-114 win over the Pelicans.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Suns)- 2 minutes, an assist, a steal, and +1 in a 132-114 win over the Pelicans.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Raptors)- 37 minutes, 13 points, 4/20 FG, 2/9 3PT, 2/2 FG, an offensive rebound, 7 total rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 5 turnovers, and +17 in a 86-81 win over the Timberwolves.

  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Cavaliers)- 14 minutes, 8 points, 4/8 FG, 3 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, a turnover, and -12 in a 120-103 loss to the Nuggets.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Thunder)- 21 minutes, 10 points, 4/5 FG, 2/3 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and +6 in a 98-85 loss to the Bucks.

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