Sunday, two former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a NBA game. Below I look into and share each of their performances at the Tokyo Olympics from July .
Hales Franciscan’s JaVale McGee is the lone Olympian representing Illinois on the U.S. Men’s national team. He was a fill after a couple late moves during their exhibition games.
He may not be spending the most time on the court but will be a documenting the whole experience for his YouTube channel.
Click here for his channel: https://youtube.com/c/JaValeMcGee
Click here for his first Tokyo Olympic video: https://youtu.be/9VEwxlU9lFk
McGee wasn’t the only one getting playing time on Sunday. Whitney Young’s Jahlil Okafor played in Nigeria loss to Australia.
Sunday, July 25
The U.S. men’s national team loss their first Olympics game since 2004 which broke a 25-game
- JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Team USA)- 1:55 minutes, 2 points, 0/1 FG, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebound, and -2 in an 83-76 loss to France.
- Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Team Nigeria)- 11:17 minutes, 4 points, 2/2 FG, 2 offensive rebounds, 4 total rebounds, a turnover, and -5 in an 84-67 loss to Australia.