Thursday evening, two former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from December 16.
Best of the Day: JaVale McGee
- JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 16 minutes, a team-high 17 points, 6/8 FG, 5/5 FT, a team-high 2 offensive rebounds (tied with two others), 8 total rebounds, 2 assists, a game-high 2 steals (tied with many others), a turnover, and +16 in a 118-98 win over the Washington Wizards.
The rest of the performances of the day:
- Derrick Rose (Simeon/New York Knicks)- 12 minutes, 0/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebounds, an assist, and -6 in a 116-103 win over the Houston Rockets.