Friday evening, seven former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from December 17.
Best of the Day: Max Strus
Miami Heat guard Max Strus (Stagg) played his best game to date since entering the NBA. He had a career-high 32 points and another a career-high with his 8 made threes. Strus also tied his career-best by grabbing seven rebounds in Miami’s 115-105 win over the Orlando Magic.
- Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 34 minutes, a game-high 32 points, 11/15 FG, 8/11 3PT, 2/3 FT, 7 rebounds, an assist, a turnover, and a game-high +17 in a 115-105 win over the Orlando Magic.
The rest of the performances of the day:
- Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton/Orlando Magic)- 12 minutes, 2 points, 1/3 FG, an assist, and -8 in a 115-105 loss to the Miami Heat.
- Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Golden State Warriors)- 24 minutes, 12 points, 5/9 FG, 2/6 3PT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, 6 assists, a game-high 2 steals, a game-high 2 blocks, a turnover, and +10 in a 111-107 win over the Boston Celtics.
- Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Boston Celtics)- 4 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/1 3PT, turnover, and -8 in a 111-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
- Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Minnesota Timberwolves)- 20 minutes 9 points, 4/7 FG, 0/1 3PT, 1/1 FT, a rebound, a block, and 3 turnovers, in a 110-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Los Angeles Lakers)– in a 110-92 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Left game early with an apparent knee issue.
- Robert Covington (Proviso West/Portland Trail Blazers)- 32 minutes, 7 points, 3/10 FG, 1/6 3PT, a game-high 2 offensive (tied with two others), a team-high 10 total rebounds, 3 assists, a team-high 2 steals, 2 blocks, a turnovers, and a +13 in a 125-116 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
- John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 15 minutes, 0/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, and a zero plus-minus in a 124-105 win over Sacramento Kings.
Marshall grads Alfonzo McKinnie and Keifer Sykes teamed up with Eastbay and Champs Sports to surprise their former high school with some shoes and other gear.