Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- December 13

Sunday evening, six former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from December 13.

Best of the Day: John Konchar

  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 24 minutes, 11 points, 4/4 FG, 3/3 3PT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, 2 assists, and +16 in a 126-91 win over the Philadelphia 76er.

The rest of the performances of the day:

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 25 minutes, 13 points, 4/7 FG, 0/1 3PT, 5/5 FT, 2 rebounds, a game-high 8 assists, a steal, a turnover, and a plus-minus of zero in a 120-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 16 minutes, 0/4 FG, 0/4 3PT, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and a -10 in a 105-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 26 minutes, 12 points, 5/12 FG, 2/7 3PT, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, and a +10 in a 124-101 win over the Sacramento Kings.
  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Boston Celtics)- 2 minutes and a -2 in a 117-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan /Phoenix Suns)- 25 minutes, 13 points, 5/13 FG, 0/2 3PT, 3/4 FT, a game-high 6 offensive rebounds, a game-high 13 rebounds, an assist, 2 turnovers, and a -13 in a 111-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Extra News

Fred VanVleet (Auburn) launched his ‘Fred VanVleet Scholarship’ in connection with the Rotman Commerce Program at the University of Toronto. It will go to a Black or Indigenous student and be used through their four-year undergraduate degree at the school.

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