Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- January 23- Strus Schools Westbrook

Sunday, eleven former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from January 23.

Best of the Day

  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 42 minutes, 19 points, 6/19 FG, 4/15 3PT, 3/3 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, a game-high 8 assists, a game-high 5 steals, a block, 2 turnovers, and +3 in a 114-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Rest of the Day’s Performances

  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 29 minutes, 8 points, 3/8 FG, 2/7 3PT, 3 rebounds, a turnover, and +7 in a 113-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 22 minutes, 5 points, 1/5 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 assist, a game-high 2 steals (tied with many others), and a game-high +5 in a 113-107 loss to the Miami Heat.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 40 minutes, 7 points, 2/6 FG, 0/1 3PT, 3/3 FT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, a team-high 1 block (tied with a few others), 3 turnovers, and -18 in a 114-95 loss to the Orlando Magic.
  • Malcolm Hills (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)- 8 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, and -7 in a 114-95 loss to the Orlando Magic.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Chicago Bulls)- 4 minutes, a rebound, an assist, and -11 in a 114-95 loss to the Orlando Magic.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Portland Trail Blazers)- 31 minutes, 9 points, 3/10, 2/6 3PT, 1/2 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 5 assists, a team-high 2 steals (tied with CJ McCollum), a team-high 2 blocks (tied with Just Nurkic), 2 turnovers, and -1 in a 114-105 win over the Toronto Raptors.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 15 minutes, 0/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, and -2 in a 115-109 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 31 minutes, 13 points, 3/8 FG, 0/1 3PT, 7/7 FT, a rebound, an assist, a steal, 2 turnovers, and +8 in a 104-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 23 minutes, 2 points, 1/6 FG, 0/2 3PT, 6 offensive rebounds, 10 total rebounds, 2 assists, a team-high 1 block (tied with 2 others), a turnover, and -12 in a 104-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Brooklyn Nets)- 3 minutes, an assist, a turnover, and +6 in a 136-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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