Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- February 23 Recap

Tuesday evening, eight former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from February 23.

Best of the Day: Jalen Brunson

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 30 minutes, 22 points, 6/11 FG, 5/7 3PT, 5/5 FT, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, and +6 in a 110-107 win over the Celtics.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Raptors)- 37 minutes, 12 points, 4/14 FG, 2/5 3PT, 2/3 FT, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks, a turnover, and -10 in a 109-102 loss to the 76ers. He lead the team in rebounds, assists, and blocks in that loss.

  • Derrick Rose (Simeon/Knicks)- 27 minutes, 16 points, 6/15 FG, 2/4 3PT, 2/2 FT, 4 rebounds, a team-high 8 assists, a steal, a block, a turnover, and +12 in 114-106 loss to the Warriors.

  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 26 minutes, 18 points, 9/12 FG, 2 offensive rebounds, 11 total rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block, a turnover, and -7 in a 127-118 loss to the Nets.

  • Iman Shumpert (Oak Park-River Forest/Nets)- 6 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, and -3 in a 127-118 win over the Kings.

  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Cavaliers)- 14 minutes, 6 points, 3/5 FG, a rebound, 2 assists, and +6 in a 112-111 win over the Hawks.
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Clippers)- 20 minutes, 5 points, 2/4 FG, 1/3 3PT, an assist, a turnover, and +2 in a 135-116 win over the Wizards.

  • Robert Covington (Proviso West)- 26 minutes, 0/5 FG, 0/4 3PT, 7 rebounds, an assist, a block, a turnover, and -1 in a 111-106 loss to the Nuggets.

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