Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- January 9- John Konchar Show in L.A.

Sunday evening, ten former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from January 9.

Best of the Day: John Konchar

John Konchar (West Chicago) and the Memphis Grizzlies have won a record 9-straight games.

  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 22 minutes, 12 points, 4/5 FG, 3/3 3PT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, an assist, and -2 in a 127-119 win over the Lakers.

Rest of the Day’s Performances

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 19 minutes, 13 points, 5/10 FG, 3/6 3PT, 0/1 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, an assist, a block, a game-worst 4 turnovers, and in a 127-119 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 37 minutes, 10 points, 5/9 FG, 6 rebounds, a steal, a team-high 4 turnovers, and a team-worst -12 in a 121-119 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 39 minutes, 32 points, 11/27 FG, 8/17 3PT, 2/2 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 4 total rebounds, 4 assists, a game-high 2 steals (tied with 2 others), a team-worst 2 turnovers (tied with few others), and a team-worst -10 in a 105-101 win over the Pelicans.

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 28 minutes, 17 points, 8/10 FG, 1/2 3PT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, and +10 in a 113-99 win over the Chicago Bulls.

  • Sterling Brown (Proviso East/Dallas Mavericks)- 10 minutes, 0/3 FG, 0/1 #PT, an offensive rebounds, 2 total rebounds, and a team-worst -13 in a 113-99 win over the Chicago Bulls.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 23 minutes, 6 points, 2/4 FG, 2/3 3PT, a rebound, 2 assist, and -13 in a 113-99 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Chicago Bulls)- 2 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, and +4 in a 113-99 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Golden State Warriors)- 25 minutes, 4 points, 2/9 FG, 0/4 3PT, an offensive rebounds, 4 total rebounds, a game-high 5 assists (tied with 2 others), 3 steals, a team-high 1 block, 2 turnovers, and +15 in a 96-82 win over the Cavaliers.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Portland Trail Blazers)- 35 minutes, 8 points, 2/8 FG, 1/4 3PT, 3/3 FT, 6 rebounds, an assist, a game-high 3 steals, a game-high 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, and +14 in a 103-88 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Extra News

Max Strus (Stagg) and John Konchar (West Chicago) were mentioned in recent piece on The Athletic by John Hollinger.

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