Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- February 8 and February 9

Tuesday and Wednesday, nine former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes on Wednesday and six on Thursday in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from February 8 and 9.

Best of the Day:

Tuesday

  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Brooklyn Nets)- 31 minutes, a team-high 21 points, 7/16 FG, 7/13 3PT, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, a team 1 block (tied with a few others), and +3 in a 126-91 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Wednesday

  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 36 minutes, 21 points, 7/17 FG, 6/14 3PT, 1/1 FT, a game-high 6 assists (tied with 2 others), 2 steals, 3 turnovers, and +17 in a 117-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Rest of the Days’ Performances

Tueday

  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 18 minutes, 15 points, 7/13 FG, 1/1 3PT, a game-high 7 offensive rebounds, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, a game-high 2 blocks (tied with Matisse Thybulle), and -2 in a 114-109 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Keifer Sykes (Marshall/Indiana Pacers)- 31 minutes, 10 points, 4/12 FG, 2/5 3PT, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, and -12 in a 133-112 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 23 minutes, 10 points, 4/6 FG, 2/2 3PT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, an assist, a steal, a turnover, and +15 in a 135-109 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Los Angeles Clippers)- 29 minutes, 14 points, 4/10 FG, 1/4 3PT, 5/7 FT, 2 offense rebounds, 6 total rebounds, an assist, a steal, a team-high 2 blocks (tied with 2 others), a turnover, and -8 in a 135-109 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 26 minutes, 21 points, 7/11 FG, 2/4 3PT, 5/5 FT, a rebound, 4 assists, a turnover, and +13 in a 116-86 win over the Detroit Pistons.
  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Los Angeles Lakers)- 37 minutes, 22 points, 8/10 FG, 6/10 FT, a game-high 4 offensive rebounds (tied with Giannis Antetokounmpo), 9 total rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, a game-high 3 blocks, a turnover, and -8 in a 131-116 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 29 minutes, 4 points, 1/3 FG, 0/1 3PT, 2/2 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 3 assists, a team-high 2 steals (tied with 2 others), 2 blocks, 3 turnovers, and +2 in a 131-116 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Minnesota Timberwolves)- 23 minutes, 9 points, 3/11 FG, 3/7 3PT, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, a game-high 2 blocks (tied with Sacramento’s Damian Jones), and +3 in a 134-114 win over the Sacramento Kings.
  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Sacramento Kings) was inactive against the Minnesota Timberwolves because he was “not with team” during that day.

Wednesday

  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 2 minutes, 3 points, 1/1 FG, 1/1 3PT, and +3 in a 105-92 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Malcolm Hill (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)- 10 minutes, 6 points, 2/4 FG, 2/3 3PT, 2 rebounds, a steal, a block, a turnover, and a team-worst -10 in a 121-109 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Los Angeles Lakers)- 41 minutes, 17 points, 8/11 FG, 0/1 3PT, 1/4 FT, a team-high 7 rebounds (tied with LeBron James), 6 assists, a steal, a game-high 5 blocks, 2 turnovers, and -1 in a 107-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 24 minutes, 14 points, 5/8 FG, 4/6 3PT, 3 rebounds, a team-high 7 assists (tied with LeBron James), a steal, 4 turnovers, and -1 in a 107-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Sacramento Kings)- 12 minutes, 2 points, 1/1 FG, 3 assists, a turnover, and +7 in a 132-119 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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