Sunday evening, four former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from April 4.
Best of the Day: Talen Horton-Tucker
- Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Lakers)- 26 minutes, 16 points, 7/14 FG, 0/1 3PT, 2/2 FT, 2 offensive rebounds (ties with Kyle Kuzma), 5 total rebounds, 2 steals, and -3 in a 104-86 loss to the Clippers.
The rest of the performances of the day:
- Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Lakers)- 9 minutes, a rebound, and -1 in a 104-86 loss to the Clippers.
- JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Nuggets)- 6 minutes, 3 points, 1/1 FG, 1/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, a steal, a turnover, and +2 in a 119-109 win over the Magic. This is McGee’s first Nuggets game since being reacquired. He previously played for the Nuggets from 2012 to 2015.
- John Konchar (West Chicago/Grizzlies)- 5 minutes, a turnover, and -9 in a 116-100 win over the 76ers.