Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- June 1 NBA Playoffs Recap

Tuesday evening, seven former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from June 1.

Best of the day: Robert Covington

Proviso West’s Robert Covington was rather active on Tuesday but could show up in clutch. Trail Blazers were down 143-140 with 41.3 second left in the game and Covington had the chance to put his team within one point but missed a dunk.

  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Trail Blazers)- 44 minutes, 19 points, 5/10 FG, 3/6 3PT, a team-high 3 offensive rebounds (tied with Jusuf NurkiΔ‡), a team-high 11 rebounds (tied with Jusuf NurkiΔ‡), a team-high 2 steals, and +0 in a 147-140 double-overtime loss to the Nuggets.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Nuggets)-

  • Jabari Parker (Simeon/Celtics)- 14 minutes, 13 points, 5/8 FG, 1/3 3PT, 2/4 FT, 3 rebounds, a block, a turnover, and a team-high +5 in a 123-109 loss to the Nets.

  • Frank Kaminsky (Benet/Suns)- 10 minutes, 3 points, 1/3 FG, 1/1 FT, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and +1 in a 115-85 win over the Lakers.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Suns)- 8 minutes, 0/3 FG, 0/1 3PT, 0/2 FT, a rebound, an assist, and -4 in a 115-85 win over the Lakers.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Lakers)- 11 minutes, 0/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, a rebound, and +0 in a 115-85 loss to the Suns.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Lakers)- 16 minutes, 11 points, 4/9 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2/3 FT, an offensive rebound, 11 total rebounds, an assist, 2 turnovers, and -8 in a 115-85 loss to the Suns. This is Horton-Tucker’s first career NBA playoff double-double.

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