Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- January 12- Strus From Three

Wednesday evening, 10 former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Ten is a new season-high of Illinois athletes playing on one night. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from January 12.

Best of the Day: Max Strus

Not too many notable performances to pick from but Max Strus’ shooting efficiency in a win get the edge for the ‘Best of the Day’ nod.

  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 15 minutes, 11 points, 3/7 FG, 3/6 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebounds, 2 total rebounds, an assist, and +2 in a 115-91 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Rest of the Day’s Performances

  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Boston Celtics)- 3 minutes, 0/3 FG, 0/2 3PT, an offensive rebound, an assist, and -1 in a 119-100 win over the Indiana Pacers.
  • Keifer Sykes (Marshall/Indiana Pacers)- 5 minutes, 2 points, 1/1 FG, an assist, and +3 in a 119-100 loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton Township/Orlando Magic)- 19 minutes, 8 points, 3/5 FG, 2/3 3PT, 3 offensive rebounds, 7 total rebounds, an assist, a turnover, and -3 in a 112-106 loss to the Washington Wizards.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 37 minutes, 14 points, 6/12 FG, 1/3 3PT, 1/1 FT, an offensive rebounds, 7 total rebounds, a team-high 6 assists, a turnover, and -19 in a 108-85 loss to the New York Knicks.
  • Sterling Brown (Proviso East/Dallas Mavericks)- 6 minutes, 5 points, 2/3 FG, 0/1 3PT, 1/1 FT, 3 rebounds, and -1 in a 108-85 loss to the New York Knicks.
  • Keita Bate-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 24 minutes, 11 points, 4/7 FG, 3/4 3PT, an offensive rebound, 6 total rebounds, 2 assist, a block, and -4 in a 128-124 loss to the Houston Rockets.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Brooklyn Nets)- 6 minutes, 4 points, 2/3 FG, a steal, and a team-worst -9 (tied with Brooklyn Nets’ Bruce Brown) in a 138-112 win over the Chicago Bulls.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 23 minutes, 5 points, 1/3 FG, 0/2 3PT, 3/4 FT, a rebound, an assist, a block, 2 turnovers, and a game-worst -15 in a 138-112 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Chicago Bulls)- 20 minutes, 5 points, 2/10 FG, 1/5 3PT, a game-high 4 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 3 turnovers, and -17 in a 138-112 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 19 minutes, 9 points, 4/9 FG, 1/3 3PT, a rebound, an assist, a game-high 3 turnovers (tied with a few others), and -10 in a 125-116 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

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