Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- April 1- Robert Covington Got The Start and Broke Records

Friday, twelve former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from April 1.

Best of the Day: Robert Covington

Robert Covington (Proviso West) got his first start in a Los Angeles Clippers uniform on Friday night. The Clipper needed some to fill in and he did more than step in but also produced. Covington scored a career-high 43 points and made a franchise-record 11 three-pointers to take down the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks.

The crazier part? Covington made only nine dribbles the whole night.

  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Los Angeles Clippers)- 46 minutes, 43 points, 15/24 FG, 11/18 3PT, 2/2 FT,, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, a game-high 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, and +30 in a 153-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Rest of the Day’s Performances:

  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Milwaukee Bucks)- 30 minutes, 18 points, 8/10 FG, 2/2 3PT, 2 rebounds, a game-high 8 assists, 3 assists, a steal, a turnover, and -17 in a 153-119 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
    • First start for the Bucks.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 39 minutes, 19 points, 7/19 FG, 5/16 3PT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, 3 assists, a game-high 5 steals, a team-high 2 blocks (tied with Chris Boucher), a team-worst 3 turnovers, and +30 in a 102-89 win over the Orlando Magic.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton Township/Orlando Magic)- 20 minutes, 5 points, 2/4 FG, 1/3 3PT, a team-high 2 offensive rebounds (tied with 2 others), 6 total rebounds, an assist, and +6 in a 102-89 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 32 minutes, 21 points, 9/13 FG, 1/3 3PT, 2/2 FT, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, a team-high 2 steals (tied with 2 others), a steal, and a game-worst -29 (tied with his teammate Dorian Finney-Smith) in a 135-103 loss to the Washington Wizards.
  • Keifer Sykes (Marshall/Indiana Pacers)- Played 2 seconds in the Indiana Pacers 128-123 loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 24 minutes, 14 points, 6/9 FG, 2/2 FT, a game-high 4 offensive rebounds, 6 total; rebounds, a steal, and +9 in a 122-114 win over the Phoenix Suns.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 22 minutes, 8 points, 4/7 FG, a team-high 2 offensive rebounds, a game-high 12 total rebounds (tied with his teammate Deandre Ayton), a steal, a game-high 2 blocks, a team-worst 3 turnovers), and +5 in a 122-114 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Oklahoma City Thunder)- 35 minutes, 16 points, 5/10 FG, 0/1 3PT, 6/8 FT, an offensive rebound, 9 total rebounds, 3 assists, a block, 2 turnovers, and a team-high +6 in a 110-101 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 17 minutes, 3 points, 1/3 FG, 0/2 3PT, 1/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, 2 assists, a team-worst 2 turnovers (tied with 5 others), and +1 in a 130-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Timberwolves- 27 minutes, 9 points, 2/8 FG, 0/1 3PT, 5/6 FT, a team-high 2 offensive rebounds (tied with 2 others), 5 total rebounds, 4 assists, a game-high 6 steals, a turnover, a team-high +7 (tied with 2 others in a 136-130 win over the Denver Nuggets.
  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Los Angeles Lakers)- 37 minutes, 23 points, 8/17 FG, 1/2 3PT, 6/9 FT, a game-high 12 rebounds (tied with Pelicans’ Jonas Valanciunas), 6 assists, a steal, 2 turnovers, and +4 in 114-111 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
    • Missed the previous 17 games for the Lakers.

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