Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- April 6- Brunson Balls Out, Sykes Waived, and More

Wednesday, seven former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in various NBA games. Below I look into and share each of their NBA performances from April 6.

Best of the Day: Jalen Brunson

  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 35 minutes, 24 points, 9/15 FG, 1/2 3PT, 5/6 FT, an offensive rebounds, 6 total rebounds, 3 assists, a steal, and +22 in a 131-113 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Rest of the Day’s Performances:

  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Boston Celtics)- 4 minutes, 3 points, 1/1 FG, 1/1 FT, a rebound, a turnover, and a plus-minus of zero in a 117-94 win over the Chicago Bulls.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 23 minutes, 7 points, 3/4 FG, 1/1 3PT, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal, 2 turnovers, and -15 in a 127-94 loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • Malcolm Hill (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)- 3 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/1 3PT, and -3 in a 127-94 loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Oklahoma City Thunder)- 26 minutes, 18 points, 6/10 FG, 4/6 3PT, 2/3 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 5 assists, a steal, and -19 in a 137-101 loss to the Utah Jazz.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Los Angeles Clippers)- 22 minutes, 11 points, 3/7 FG, 2/5 3PT, 3/5 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, 7 total rebounds, an assists, a steal, and -11 in a 113-109 win over the Phoenix Suns.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 18 minutes, 6 points, 3/8 FG, 0/1 3PT, 5 rebounds, an assist, and -28 in a 113-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Extra News:

Keifer Sykes (Marshall) has been waived by the Indiana Pacers.

He played 32 games for the Pacers and made 11 starts while averaging 5.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 17.7 minutes per game,

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