Former Illinois Prep Athletes in the NBA playoffs

The NBA playoffs have finally began with 16 teams hoping to be the NBA Finals and come home with the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy. This year 16 players will represent the state of Illinois in the NBA playoff. Five of the players are in the East and the other 11 play in the West.

If one of the 16 players (or more) mentioned below make the NBA Finals, it will be the 20th consecutive season with the state of Illinois represented.

Teams

West

Memphis Grizzlies

  • John Konchar (West Chicago)- 43 games, 13.4 minutes, 4.3 points, 50.0 FG%, 37.5 3P%, 83.3 FT%, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.7 steals, 0.9 PF, and 0.4 turnovers.

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall)- 37 games, 22.5 minutes, 4.3 points, 42.3 FG%, 39.7 3P%, 80 FT%, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 blocks, 0.8 steals, 2.9 PF, and 0.9 turnovers.

Dallas Mavericks

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson)- 68 games, 25 minutes, 12.6 points, 52.3 FG%, 40.5 3P%, 79.5 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 1.6 PF, and 1.2 turnovers.

Denver Nuggets

  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan)- 46 games, 14.7 minutes, 7.3 points, 51.8 FG%, 20.8 3P%, 65.7 FT%, 5.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, 0.4 steals, 2.6 PF, and 1.3 turnovers.

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Robert Covington (Proviso West)- 70 games, 32 minutes, 8.5 points, 40.1 FG%, 37.9 3P%, 80.6 FT%, 6.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.4 steals, 2.8 PF, and 0.9 turnovers.

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives)- 36 games, 32.3 minutes, 21.8 points, 49.1 FG%, 26.0 3P%, 73.8 FT%, 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.3 steals, 1.7 PF, and 2.1 turnovers.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon)- 65 games, 20.1 minutes, 9 points, 45.8 FG%, 28.2 3P%, 77.5 FT%, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1 steal, 2 PF, and 1.6 turnovers.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall)- 39 games, 6.6 minutes, 3.1 points, 51.1 FG%, 41 3P%, 55.6 FT%, 1.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals, 0.7 PF, and 0.1 turnovers.

Phoenix Suns

  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East)- 60 games, 12 minutes, 4.1 points, 42.2 FG%, 37.2 3P%, 57.1 FT%, 1.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.5 steals, 0.9 PF, and 0.3 turnovers.
  • Frank Kaminsky (Benet)- 47 games, 15.2 minutes, 6.6 points, 47.1 FG%, 36.5 3P%, 61.7 FT%, 4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.3 steals, 1.5 PF, and 0.5 turnovers.
  • Abdel Nader (Niles North)- 24 games, 14.8 minutes, 6.7 points, 49.1 FG%, 41.9 3P%, 75.7 FT%, 2.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.4 steals, 1.4 PF, and 0.8 turnovers.

East

New York Knicks

  • Derrick Rose (Simeon)- 50 games, 25.6 minutes, 14.7 points, 47 FG%, 38.8 3P%, 86.6 FT, 2.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1 steal, 1.1 PF, and 1.6 turnovers.

Miami Heat

  • Andre Iguodala (Lanphier)- 63 games, 21.3 minutes, 4.4 points, 38.3 FG%, 33 3P%, 65.8 FT%, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.9 steals, 1.4 PF, and 1.1 turnovers.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Simeon)- 56 games, 29.5 minutes, 14.6 points, 48.5 FG%, 38.1 3P%, 93.3 FT%, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.3 blocks, 0.9 steals, 1.9 PF, and 1.4 turnovers.
  • Max Strus (Stagg)- 39 games, 13 minutes, 6.1 points, 45.5 FG%, 33.8 3P%, 66.7 FT%, 1.1 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.1 blocks, 0.3 steals, 1.1 PF, and 0.2 turnovers.

Boston Celtics

  • Jabari Parker (Simeon)- 13 games, 12.7 minutes, 5.5 points, 54.5 FG%, 18.2 3P%, 76.9 FT%, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.1 steals, 1 PF, 0.8 turnovers

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