Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- May 12 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 May 12.

Best of the day: Talen Horton-Tucker

Back-to-back double-doubles for Simeon’s THT!

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Lakers)- 37 minutes, a team-high 23 points, 9/16 FG, 0/3 3PT, 5/8 FT, 2 rebounds, a team-high 10 assists, a team-high 2 steal (tied with Alfonzo McKinnie), a team-worst 3 turnovers (tied with Kyle Kuzma), and +2 in a 124-122 win over the Rockets.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Lakers)- 17 minutes, 10 points, 4/8 FG, 1/3 3PT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, a team-high 2 steals (tied with Talen Horton-Tucker), and -1 in a 124-122 win over the Rockets.
  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Cavaliers)- 34 minutes, 5 points, 2/7 FG, 0/3 3PT, 1/2 FT, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, and +7 in a 102-94 win over the Celtics.

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 18 minutes, 5 points, 1/4 FG, 0/1 3PT, 3/5 FT, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and +13 in a 125-107 win over the Pelicans.

  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Trail Blazers)- 30 minutes, 5 points, 2/3 FG, 1/2 3PT, an offensive rebound, 7 total rebounds, 2 steals, and +7 in a 105-98 win over the Jazz.

  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/Spurs)- 9 minutes, 7 points, 3/5 FG, 0/1 3PT, 1/1 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, an assist, a turnover, and +4 in a 128-116 loss to the Nets.

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