Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- January 17- Happy Birthday Ayo Dosunmu

Monday evening, a new daily high of fourteen former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from January 17.

Best of the Day- Ayo Dosunmu

Happy 22nd birthday to Morgan Park’s Ayo Dosunmu.

  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 38 minutes, 15 points, 7/12 FG, 1/3 3PT, a game-high 10 rebounds (tied with 2 others), a team-high 6 assists, a game-high 5 steals, a team-high 2 blocks (tied with 2 others), a game-high 4 turnovers (tied with DeMar DeRozan), and +1 in a 119-106 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Rest of the Day’s Performances

  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Chicago Bulls)- 15 minutes, 2 points, 1/4 FG, 0/2 3PT, 2 offensive rebounds, 3 total rebounds, and -4 in a 119-106 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Malcolm Hill (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)- 30 minutes, 12 points, 4/6 FG, 2/4 3PT, 2/3 FT, a game-high 4 offensive rebounds (tied with Grizzlies’ Steve Adams), 8 total rebounds, an assist, a turnover, and -6 in a 119-106 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memhis Grizzlies)- 23 minutes 9 points, 4/8 FG, 1/2 3PT, 5 rebounds, an assist, 2 steals, a turnover, and a zero plus-minus in a 119-106 win over the Chicago Bulls.
  • Keifer Sykes (Marshall/Indiana Pacers)- 3 minutes, a turnover, and a zero plus-minus in a 139-133 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Portland Trail Blazers)- 34 minutes, 7 points, 3/10 FG, 1/5 3PT, an offensive rebound, 11 total rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, a team-high 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, and +20 in a 98-88 win over the Orlando Magic.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion Benton Township/Orlando Magic)- 2 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, and +7 in a 98-88 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 29 minutes, 6 points, 2/8 FG, 2/6 3PT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, 2 blocks, a turnover, and +1 in a 104-99 win over the Toronto Raptors.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 41 minutes, 22 points, 7/17 FG, 6/16 3PT, 2/2 FT, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, 5 turnovers, and -3 in a 104-99 loss to the Miami Heat.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 38 minutes, 14 points, 5/13 FG, 0/3 3PT, 4/4 FT, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, a team-high 2 turnovers (tied with many others), and a game-high +14 in a 104-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Sterling Brown (Proviso East/Dallas Mavericks)- 5 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/1 3PT, a turnover, and +1 in a 104-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 23 minutes, 6 points, 3/5 FG, an offensive rebounds, 8 total rebounds, a block, and -2 in a 121-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 19 minutes, 3 points, 1/6 FG, 1/2 3PT, 0/2 4 offensive rebounds, 6 total rebounds, a turnover and a game-worst -27 in a 121-107 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 28 minutes, 11 points 4/7 FG, 1/3 3PT, 2/5 FT, a block, and a team-high 3 turnovers in a 101-95 win over the Utah Jazz.

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