Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- April 8 Recap

Thursday evening, nine former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from April 8.

Best of the Day: Jahlil Okafor

Whitney Young’s Jahlil Okafor scored double digits in his first game since January 30.

  • Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Pistons)- 15 minutes, 11 points, 3/6 FG, 1/1 3PT, 4/4 FT, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, a turnover, and +4 in a 113-101 win over the Kings.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 25 minutes, 15 points, 5/8 FG, 5/6 FT, an offensive rebound, a team-high 9 rebounds, an assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, and -10 in a 113-101 loss to the Pistons.

  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Suns)- 5 minutes, 5 points, 2/2 FG, 1/1 3PT, an assist, a block, a turnover, and +5 in a 113-103 loss to the Clippers.

  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Clippers)- 17 minutes, 0/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, 2 assists, a team-high 1 block, and -9 in a 113-103 win over the Suns.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Suns)- 12 minutes, 4 points, 2/5 FG, 0/1 3PT, a rebound, a turnover, and -6 in a 110-104 loss to the Heat.

  • Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Heat)- 22 minutes, 0/3 FG, 0/3 3PT, 3 rebounds, an assist, 2 steals, a block, 2 turnovers, and +3 in a 110-104 win over the Lakers.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Trail Blazers)- 32 minutes, 8 points, 3/8 FG, 2/6 3PT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, 2 assists, a game-high 2 blocks, and -7 in a 122-103 loss to the Jazz.

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 22 minutes, 2 points, 1/8 FG, 0/2 3PT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, and -8 in a 116-101 win over the Bucks.
  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Cavaliers)- 3 minutes and +0 in a 129-102 win over the Thunder.

Other notes

Auburn’s Fred VanVleet and Simeon’s Talen Horton-Tucker have been suspended for one game each.

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