Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- March 17 Recap

Wednesday 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 17.

Best of the Day: Richaun Holmes

  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 27 minutes, 18 points, 8/13 FG, 2/2 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and +6 in a 121-119 win over the Wizards.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Raptors)- 32 minutes, 2/13 FG, 1/7 3PT, 7/8 FT, a rebound, 4 assists, a team-high 3 steals (tied with Kyle Lowry), a turnover, and +7 in a 116-112 loss to the Pistons. VanVleet’s first game back since February 26 vs. Rockets. He was dealing with the COVID-19 virus during his time away. He told the media, “’I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.”

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 16 minutes, 5 points, 2/5 FG, 1/2 3PT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, 5 turnovers, and -11 in a 105-89 win over the Clippers.

  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Cavaliers)- 11 minutes, 5 points, 2/4 FG, 1/2 3PT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, a steal, a turnover, and -1 in a 117-110 win over the Celtics.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Simeon/Heat)- 25 minutes, 5 points, 2/10 FG, 1/5 3PT, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and +11 in a 89-86 loss to the Grizzlies.
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Heat)- 8 minutes, 7 points, 3/4 FG, 1/2 3PT, a rebound, and +3 in a 89-85 loss to the Grizzlies. Strus’s first game in 15 days. Last played on March 2 vs. Hawks.

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