Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- May 5 Recap

Wednesday evening, ten former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from May 5.

Best of the day: Richaun Holmes

  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Kings)- 31 minutes, 12 points, 6/11 FG, an offensive rebound, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, and +18 in a 104-93 win over the Pacers.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Jabari Parker (Simeon/Celtics)- 18 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, a turnovers and +6 in a 132-96 win over the Magic.
  • Chasson Randle (Rock Island/Magic)- 26 minutes, 4 points, 2/5 FG, 0/2 3PT, 3 turnovers, and -20 in a 132-96 loss to the Celtics.

  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Trail Blazers)– 26 minutes, 9 points, 3/7 FG, 3/7 3PT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block, and +1 in a 141-105 win over the Cavaliers.
  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Cavaliers)- 14 minutes, 8 points, 2/3 FG, 2/3 3PT, 2/2 FT, 2 assists, and -13 in a 141-105 loss to the Trail Blazers.
  • Frank Kaminsky (Benet/Suns)- 13 minutes, 7 points, 2/2 FG, 2/2 3PT, 1/2 FT, 2 rebounds, a turnover, and -22 in a 135-103 loss to the Hawks.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Suns)- 17 minutes, 6 points, 2/4 FG, 2/3 3PT, a rebound, an assist, a steal, and -11 in a 135-103 loss to the Hawks.
  • Derrick Rose (Simeon/Knicks)- 27 minutes, 14 points, 6/10 FG, 2/3 3PT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, and -10 in a 113-97 loss to the Nuggets.

  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Nuggets)- 18 minutes, 5 points, 1/4 FG, 0/1 3PT, 3/4 FT, 3 offensive rebounds, 9 total rebounds, an assist, 2 blocks, a turnover, and +6 in a 113-97 win over the Knicks.

  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/Spurs)- 16 minutes, 3 points, 1/2 FG, 1/2 FT, a rebound, a team-high 2 steals (tied with Jakob Poeltl), a block, a turnover, and a team-high +4 in a 126-94 loss to the Jazz.

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