Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- April 5- Isaiah Roby Blocks A Career-High Six Shots, Strus Schools Lamelo Ball, and More

Tuesday, ten former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from April 5.

Best of the Day: Isaiah Roby

Isaiah Roby blocked a career-high 6 shots on Tuesday. His previous best was three.

  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Oklahoma City Thunder)- 43 minutes, 18 points, 7/18 FG, 3/8 3PT, 1/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 6 total rebounds, 3 assists, a steal, a game-high 6 blocks, 3 turnovers, and a team-high +10 in a 98-94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Rest of the Day’s Performances:

  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 19 minutes, 12 points, 4/6 FG, 3/5 3PT, 1/1 FT, a rebound, an assist, a turnover, and -5 in a 144-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Toronto Raptors)- 36 minutes, 12 points, 4/21 FG, 2/12 3PT, 2/3 FT, 2 rebounds, a team-high 9 assists,a team-high 1 steal (tied with 5 others), a block, 3 turnovers, and -2 in a 118-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso east/Milwaukee Bucks)- 4 minutes, a rebound, an assist, a block, and a zero plus-minus in a 127-106 win over the Chicago Bulls.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 24 minutes, 9 points, 4/9 FG, 0/1 3PT, 1/1 FT, 6 rebounds, an assist, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, and a game-worst -24 in a 127-106 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 17 minutes, 8 points, 4/5 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 2 turnovers, and +1 in a 116-97 win over the Denver Nuggets.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 12 minutes, 0/1 FG, an offensive rebound, 4 total rebounds, and -2 in a 121-115 loss to the Utah Jazz.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Pheonix Suns)- 16 minutes, 9 points, 4/7 FG, 1/1 FT, an offensive rebound, 9 total rebounds, an assist, a steal, a game-high 3 blocks, a turnover, and +5 in a 121-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Los Angeles Lakers)- 36 minutes, 21 points, 10/18 FG, 0/2 3PT, 1/2 FT, an offensive rebound, a game-high 13 total rebounds (tied with Suns’ DeAndre Ayton), an assist, a steal, a team-high 1 block (tied with 2 others), 2 turnovers, a game-worst -19 in a 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 22 minutes, 7 points, 2/5 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 2 assists, a team-high 2 steals (tied with Carmelo Anthony), and -2 in a 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

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