Monday evening, four former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from March 15.
Best of the Day: Talen Horton-Tucker
Simeon’s Talen Horton-Tucker is just 20 years old and is already is a big impact player for the Los Angeles Lakers. Last night, he did come off the bench but had a night of career-bests which included his 18 points and 10 assists. This was his first NBA career double-double.
- Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Lakers)– 28 minutes, 18 points, 7/10 FG, 0/1 3PT, 4/5 FT, 4 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal, 2 turnovers, and +20 in a 128-97 win over the Warriors.
The rest of the performances of the day:
- Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Lakers)- 13 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, a turnover, and +5 in a 128-97 win over the Warriors.
- Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 41 minutes, 17 points, 8/13 FG, 1/2 FT, an offensive rebound, a game-high 15 rebounds, 6 assists, a team-high 2 steals (tied with Buddy Hield), a game-high 4 blocks, a turnover, and -7 in a 122-116 loss to the Hornets.
- Jabari Parker (Simeon/Kings)- 2 minutes and -6 in a 122-116 loss to the Hornets. Didn’t record any stats but he did manage to celebrate his 26th birthday on the court. Happy birthday to an all-time Illinois legend.
- Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 24 minutes, 8 points, 3/4 FG, 2/2 3PT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, a turnover, and -3 in a 109-99 loss to the Clippers.
- Jevon Carter (Proviso/Suns)- 18 minutes, 8 points, 3/6 FG, 2/2 3PT, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, a turnover, and +4 in a 122-99 win over the Grizzlies.
- Frank Kaminsky (Benet/Suns)- 11 minutes, 4 points, 2/3 FG, 3 rebounds, an assist, and +9 in a 122-99 win over the Grizzlies.
- John Konchar (West Chicago/Grizzlies)- 6 minutes, 3 points, 1/1 FG, 1/1 3PT, +2 in a 122-99 loss to the Grizzlies. This was Konchar’s first game since February 28.