Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- March 23 and 24- Richaun Holmes is OUT for the Season

Ten former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes on Wednesday and five on Thursday in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from March 23 and 24.

Best of the Day’s:

Wednesday
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 29 minutes, a game-high 28 points, 10/19 FG, 0/2 3PT, 8/9 FT, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, a turnover, and +11 in a 110-91 win over the Orlando Magic.
Thursday
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 25 minutes, 18 points, 7/10 FG, 2/4 3PT, 4/4 FT, an offensive rebound, 8 total rebounds, 4 assists, and +4 in a 133-103 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Rest of the Days’ Performances:

Wednesday
  • Sterling Brown (Proviso East/Dallas Mavericks)- 16 minutes, 0/2 Fg, 0/2 3PT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal, a turnover, a team-worst -11 in a 110-91 win over the Houston Rockets.
  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Boston Celtics)- 3 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, a rebound, 2 assists, and a plus-minus of 0 in a 125-97 win over the Utah Jazz.
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 15 minute, 0/5 FG, 0/5 #PT, a rebound, a turnover, and a team-worst -15 in 118-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 10 minutes, 5 points, 2/3 FG, 1/2 3PT, 0/1 FT, an offensive rebounds, 6 total rebounds, a steal, a turnover, and +7 in a 132-120 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 9 minutes, 2 points, 1/1 FG, 2 rebounds, a game-high 4 blocks, 2 turnovers, and +4 in a 125-116 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Minnesota Timberwolves)- 31 minutes, 9 points, 3/7 FG, 0/4 3PT, 3/3 FT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, 6 assists, a turnover, and -8 in a 125-116 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Oklahoma City Thunder)- 35 minutes, 21 points, 5/12 FG, 3/4 3PT, 8/10 FT, a game-high 3 offensive rebounds (tied with Magic’s Mo Bamba), 7 total rebounds, 4 assists, a game-high 2 steals (tied with Aleksej Pokusevski), a game-high 2 blocks (tied with 2 others), a turnover, and a team-worst -12 in a 118-102 win over the Orlando Magic.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton Township)- 23 minutes, 6 points, 2/8 FG, 2/6 3PT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, and assist, and -26 in a 118-102 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 10 minutes, 6 points, 1/3 FG, 4/4 FT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, an assist, and +2 in a Portland Trail Blazers.
Thursday
  • Keifer Sykes (Marshall/Indiana Pacers)- 17 minutes, 0/5 FG, 0/3 3PT, a rebound, an assist, a team-high 1 steal (tied with 6 others), a turnover, and -8 in a 133-103 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 39 minutes, 10 points, 3/9 FG, 2/5 3PT, an offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, a team-high 8 assists, a steal, a team-high 2 blocks, a turnover, and +!5 in a 117-104 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Milwaukee Bucks)- 13 minutes, 8 points. 3/5 FG, 2/3 3PT, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, a team-high 1 steal (tied with 4 others), and -4 in a 114-102 win over the Washington Wizards.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 10 minutes, 3 points, 1/2 FG, 1/2 FT, a rebound, and -2 in a 140-130 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Extra News

Richaun Holmes (Lockport) is out for the season. At the time of the press release, the reason was unknown but Sac Bee’s Robin Epley broke the news about the divorce proceedings and allegations made against Holmes

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