Tuesday evening, just one former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from July 6.
Tuesday, July 6
Suns take Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
- Frank Kaminsky (Benet/Suns)- 4 minutes and +0 in a 118-105 win over the Bucks. He entered with 8:24 seconds to go in the second quarter before exiting with 4:31 left in the half. He didn’t record a stat so all he did was run around for 4 minutes (Yes, and no).
Whitney Young’s Jahlil Okafor is among the 15 players named to provisional list of name for the Nigeria’s National Basketball team for the 2020 Olympics Game in Tokyo, Japan.
He is one of eight NBA players on the roster. Last season for the Detroit Pistons, Okafor played 27 games (2 starts) while averaging 5.4 points on 61.8 percent shooting and 2.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game.
This will be his international debut.