Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- February 14- Valentine’s Day and L.A. Robert Covington

Monday, eight former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from February 8.

Best of the Day

  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Los Angeles Lakers)- 27 minutes, 11 points, 3/6 Fg, 2/4 3PT, 3/4 FT, an offensive rebounds, 2 total rebounds, 2 assists, a team-high 2 steals (tied with Nicolas Batum), a team-high 1 block (tied with many), a turnover, and +4 in a 119-104 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Rest of the Day’s Performance

  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Brooklyn Nets)- 22 minutes, 4 points, 2/6 FG, an offensive rebound, 6 total rebounds, a team-high 1 steals (tied with 2 others), team-high 1 block (tied with a few others), a team-worst 3 turnovers (tied with Domantas Sabonis), and -14 in a 109-85 win over the Sacramento Kings.
  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Sacramento Kings)- 17 minutes, 3 points, 1/6 FG, 1/4 3PT, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and +7 in a 109-85 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Oklahoma City Thunder)- 22 minutes, 6 points, 3/6 FG, 0/1 3PT, 0/2 FT, a team-high 2 offensive rebounds, 6 total rebounds, a steal, and a game-worst -15 in a 127-124 overtime win over the New York Knicks.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 37 minutes, 12 points, 5/9 FG, 1/4 3PT, 1/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 4 assists, a team-high 2 steals (tied with 2 others), a team-high 1 block (tied with many others), and +2 in a 120-109 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
    • Fouled out.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 13 minutes, 8 points, 4/7 FG, 3 rebounds, an assist, a steal, a team-high +8 in a 120-109 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 31 minutes, 20 points, 6/15 FG, 4/9 3PT, 4/4 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, a turnover, and -22 in a 120-90 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton Township/Orlando Magic)- 6 minutes, 5 points, 1/2 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2/2 FT, a steal, and +1 in a 121-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Extra News

Monday was Valentine’s Day and some team’s social teams went to work and made some graphics using name puns.

Marshall grad Patrick Beverly is staying in Minnesota after his extension with the Timberwolves.

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