Friday evening, six former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from March 12.
Best of the Day: Brodric Thomas
Bolingbrook’s Brodric Thomas made his Cleveland Cavaliers debut after being called-up from their G League team Canton Charge.
Brodric Thomas played in the G League Bubble with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Canton Charge. He played 13 games and averaged 18.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting, 7.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.1 blocks in 33.5 minutes a game.
- Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Cavaliers)- 5 minutes, 3 points, 1/2 FG, 1/1 3PT, a rebound, and +3 in a 116-82 loss to Pelicans.
The rest of the performances of the day:
- JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Cavaliers)- 13 minutes, 7 points, 3/6 FG, 0/1 3PT, 1/1 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, an assist, a block, a turnover, and +0 in a 116-82 loss to the Pelicans.
- Kendrick Nunn (Simeon/Heat)- 26 minutes, 10 points, 4/11 FG, 2/7 3PT, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, a turnover, and +4 in a 101-90 win over the Bulls.
- Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Heat)- 23 minutes, 0/4 minutes, 0/3 3PT, 2 rebounds, an assist, and +7 in a 101-90 win over the Bulls.
- Keita Bates-Diop (University/Spurs)- 4 minutes and +3 in a 104-77 win over the Magic.
- Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Lakers)- 17 minutes, 6 points, 2/7 FG, 0/2 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, a steal, a turnover, and -5 in a 105-100 win over the Pacers.
Bonus Content: Max Strus
Unfortunately, Stagg’s Max Strus didn’t get any court time in the Heat game against the Bulls at the Unite Center. But he did represent his hometown team by rocking a 1983 Chicago White Sox Jersey .