Former Illinois Prep Athletes and their NBA Performances- April 8 and 9- Just a Few Days Left

Eight former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes on Friday and four 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:

Friday

  • Talen Horton Tucker (Simeon/Los Angeles Lakers)- 34 minutes, 4/6 FG, 1/4 3PT, 6/6 FT, an offensive rebounds, a team-high 8 total rebounds (tied with 2 others), a team-high 5 assists (tied with Malik Monk), a team-high 2 steals (tied with D.J. Augustin), and +21 in a 120-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Saturday
  • Keita Bates-Diop (University/San Antonio Spurs)- 22 minutes, 9 points, 4/7 FG, 0/2 3PT, 1/1 FT, 2 rebound, a team-high 1 steal (tied with 4 others), 2 turnovers, and a team-high +5 in a 100-94 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Rest of the Day’s Performances:

Friday
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/Oklahoma City Thunder)- 14 minutes, 14 points, 5/6 FG, 2/3 3PT, 2/3 FT, an offensive rebounds, 4 total rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, and a team-high +5 in a 120-101 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Milwaukee Bucks)- 14 minutes, 3 points, 1/3 FG, 1/2 3PT, a rebound, 3 assists, a steal, a turnover, and -7 in a 131-101 win over the Detroit Pistons.
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 27 minutes, 8 points, 3/4 FG, 2/3 3PT, 3 rebounds, a steal, 2 turnovers, and a team-high +12 in a 113-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 28 minutes, 16 points, 7/10 FG, 1/2 3PT, 1/2 FT, a rebound, 3 assists, a team-high 2 steals, 2 turnovers, and +4 in a 133-117 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 22 minutes, 9 points, 2/6 FG, 1/3 3PT, 4/4 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, 2 assists, and +18 in a 128-78 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Sterling Brown (Proviso East/Dallas Mavericks)- 15 minutes, 7 points, 3/6 FG, 1/3 3PT, 4 rebounds, a steal, and +4 in a 128-78 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 14 minutes, 6 points, 2/3 FG, 2/4 FT, a team-high 4 offensive rebounds, 6 total rebounds, a game-worst 5 turnovers, and -9 in a 111-105 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Saturday
  • Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Golden State Warriors)- 17 minutes, 3 points, 1/3 FG, 0/2 3PT, 1/2 FT, 3 rebounds, an assist, a steal, a turnover, and -4 in a 100-94 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 8 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebounds, 2 total rebounds, an assist, a turnover, and a team-worst -14 (tied with 2 others) in a 141-114 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Los Angeles Clippers)- 20 minutes, 8 points, 2/5 FG, 1/4 3PT, 3/3 FT, an offensive rebound, 7 total rebounds, an assist, and +8 in a 117-98 win over the Sacramento Kings.

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