Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- May 14 Recap

Friday evening, seven former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from May 14.

Best of the day: Jalen Brunson

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Mavericks)- 25 minutes, 19 points, 8/11 FG, 3/4 3PT, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, a team-high 1 block (tied with Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell), 2 turnovers, and +4 in a 114-110 win over the Raptors.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Grizzlies)- 22 minutes, 15 points, 5/7 FG, 2/4 3PT, 3/4 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, an assist, and -4 in a 107-106 win over the Kings.

  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Cavaliers)- 25 minutes, 6 points, 3/8 FG, 0/3 3PT, a rebound, 3 assists, a team-high 2 steals, and a game-worst -25 in a 120-105 loss to the Wizards.

  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Nuggets)- 16 minutes, 6 points, 3/5 FG, 0/1 3PT, 5 rebounds, an assist, a team-high 1 block (tied with Jamychal Green and Markus Howard), and -3 in a 104-91 win over the Pistons.

  • Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Pistons)- 22 minutes, 13 points, 5/9 FG, 0/2 3PT, 3/4 FT, a game-high 4 offensive rebounds, a turnover, and a team-high +2 in a 104-91 loss to the Nuggets. This was Okaforโ€™s first start of the season and also his first in a Pistons uniform.

  • Chasson Randle (Rock Island/Magic)- 30 minutes, 12 points, 4/11 FG, 0/5 3PT, 4/5 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, an assist, a team-high 2 steals, and -14 in a 122-97 loss to the 76ers.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Thunder)- 22 minutes, 6 points, 3/8 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, a team-high 1 block (tied with Svi Mykhailiuk), and -18 in a 109-93 loss to the Jazz.

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