Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- February 4, 5, and 6- Career-Highs, Trades, And More

This weekend was jammed-packed with former Illinois athletes playing in various NBA games. Friday and Saturday both had six players each and nine played on Sunday.

Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from February 4, 5, and 6 .

Best of the Day: Ayo Dosunmu, Anthony Davis, and Jalen Brunson

Friday

  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 37 minutes, 15 points, 6/9 FG, 2/3 3PT, 1/2 FT, a game-high 14 assists, a team-high 2 steals, 2 turnovers, and +6 in a 122-115 win over the Indiana Pacers.
    • 3rd career double-double
    • Career-high in assists

Saturday

  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Los Angeles Lakers)- 41 minutes, 28 points, 13/19 FG, 2/5 FT, a team-high 7 offensive rebounds, a game-high 17 rebounds, 3 assists, a game-high 3 steals (tied with New York’s Mitchell Robinson), a game-high 4 blocks, 2 turnovers, and +9 in a 122-115 overtime loss the New York Knicks.

Sunday

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 30 minutes, a game-high 22 points (tied with 2 others), 9/14 FG, 4/5 3PT, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal, 4 turnovers, and +8 in a 103-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Rest of the Day’s Performances

Friday

  • Malcolm Hill (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)- 19 minutes, 5 points, 2/6 FG, 1/5 3PT, 2 offensive rebounds, 4 total rebounds, and -3 in a 122-115 win over the Indiana Pacers.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 38 minutes, 26 points, 10/18 FG, 5/10 3PT, 4 rebounds, a team-high 11 assists, 3 turnovers, and +11 in a 125-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 14 minutes, 4 points, 2/5 FG, 4 rebounds, a steal, and a plus-minus of zero in a 131-106 win over the Houston Rockets.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Brooklyn Nets)- 25 minutes, 5 points, 2/7 FG, 1/3 3PT, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a team-high 1 block (tied with Day’Ron Sharpe), a turnover, and -3 in a 125-102 loss to the Utah Jazz.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 39 minutes, 19 points, 7/15 FG, 1/4 3PT, 4/5 FT, an offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 4 assists, and +1 in a 107-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Saturday

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 24 minutes, 2 points, 1/6 FG, 0/3 3PT, 0/1 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, a turnover, and a game-high +22 in 122-115 overtime loss to the New York Knicks.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 20 minutes, 3 points, 1/4 FG, 1/4 3PT, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a game-high 1 steal (tied with many others), and +11 in a 135-115 win over the Orlando Magic.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton Township/Orlando Magic)- 12 minutes, 6 points, 2/4 FG, 1/3 3PT, 1/2 FT, 2 assists, and a plus-minus of zero in a 135-115 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 14 minutes, 6 points, 3/5 FG, 3 offensive rebounds, 1o total rebounds, an assist, a steal, a game-high 3 blocks, a turnover, and +15 in a 95-80 win over the Washington Wizards.
  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Sacramento Kings)- 25 minutes, 14 points, 6/7 FG, 2/3 FT, a team-high 2 offensive rebounds (tied with Sacramento’s Tyrese Haliburton), 6 total rebounds, a steal, a game-high 1 block (tied with many others), 3 turnovers, and +3 in a 113-103 win over Oklahoma City Thunder.

Sunday

  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 38 minutes, 8 points, 3/8 FG, 1/3 3PT, 1/1 FT, 2 rebounds, a game-high 7 assists (tied with DeMar DeRozan), a team-high 1 steal (tied with 2 others), a turnover, and -4 in a 119-108 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Malcolm Hill (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)- 22 minutes, 5 points,1/3 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, a block, and -7 in a 119-108 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall/Chicago Bulls)- 3 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/1 3PT, a rebound, and -2 in a 119-108 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Minnesota Timberwolves)- 30 minutes, 10 points, 3/8 FG, 1/4 3PT, 3/3 FT, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, a turnover, and +3 in a 118-105 win over the Detroit Pistons.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Brooklyn Nets)- 4 minutes, a rebound, a turnover, and -2 in a 124-104 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
  • Keifer Sykes (Marshall/Indiana Pacers)- 25 minutes, 7 points, 2/9 FG, 1/4 3PT, 2/3 FT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, 3 assists, a team-high 1 block (tied with Chris Duarte), a turnover, and +4 in a 98-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton Township)- 6 minutes, 8 points, 1/3 FG, 1/3 3PT, and -8 in a 116-83 loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Los Angeles Clippers)- 23 minutes, 13 points, 4/7 FG, 3/6 3PT, 2/2 FT, a team-high 2 offensive rebounds (tied with 2 others), 4 total rebounds, a steal, 2 turnovers, and -2 in a 137-113 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
    • Debut for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Extra News

Chicago Bulls’ Alfonzo McKinnie (Marshall) and Indiana Pacers’ Keifer Sykes (Marshall) did not participate in Friday’s game but connected that evening. The two swapped jersey and posed for a photo app. Both played high school and college basketball together.

Thursday, Robert Covington (Proviso West) was traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Los Angeles Clippers. Covington played in 48 games (40 starts) this season and averaged 7.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks over 29.8 minutes per game for Portland.

Fred VanVleet (Auburn) is having a pretty good week. Not only was he named to the NBA All-Star team but he will now compete in the Three-Point contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland.

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