Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their Performances at the Tokyo Olympics- July 30 and 31

Friday and Saturday, four 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 30 and 31.

Friday, July 30

  • Jewell Loyd (Niles West/Team USA)- 27:22 minutes, 12 points, 5/6 FG, 2/3 3PT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, 4 turnovers, and +13 in an 86-69 win over Japan

Saturday, July 31

  • Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Team Nigeria)- 20:17 minutes, 14 points, 7/8 FG, a team-high 3 offensive rebounds, 8 total rebounds, a game-high 4 turnovers, and -1 in an 80-71 loss to Italy.
  • JaVale McGee (Franciscan/Team USA)- 4:12 minutes, 10 points, 4/4 FG, 2/3 FT, an offensive rebound, and +3 in a 119-84 win over the Czech Republic.
  • Blake Schilb (Rantoul/Czech Republic)- 31:22 minutes, a team-high 17 points, 6/9 FG, 5/6 3PT, 5 total rebounds, an assist, 2 steals, a game-high 5 turnovers, and a game-worst -30 in a 119-84 loss to the United States of America.

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