Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- March 27 Recap

Saturday 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 27.

Best of the Day: Derrick Rose

Simeon’s and current New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose made a strong impression off the bench in his first game since February 28.

  • Derrick Rose (Simeon/Knicks)- 29 minutes, 13 points, 6/15 FG, 1/5 3PT, a rebound, an assist, 2 steals, a block, a turnover, and +7 in a 102-96 win over the Bucks.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Cavaliers)- 32 minutes, 7 points, 2/8 FG, 1/4, 2/2 FT, a rebound, an assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and a team-high +8 (tied with Damyean Dotson) in a 100-98 loss to the Kings. This was Thomas’ first career start in the NBA.

  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 34 minutes, 10 points, 5/11 FG, 5 offensive rebounds, a team-high 14 total rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 turnovers, and -3 in a 100-98 win over the Cavaliers.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 39 minutes, 24 points, 10/15 FG, 1/2 3PT, 3/5 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, a team-high 4 assists (tied with Dorian Finney-Smith and Josh Richardson), a turnover, and +1 in a 112-103 loss to the Pelicans.

  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Thunder)- 27 minutes, 4 points, 1/5 FG, 0/2 3PT, 2/4 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 7 total rebounds, an assist, a block, 2 turnovers, and -3 in a 111-94 loss to the Celtics.

  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Grizzlies)- 7 minutes, 3 points, 1/3 FG, 1/2 FT, 3 offensive rebounds, an assist, and +10 in a 126-110 loss to the Jazz.

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