Twelve Former Illinois Prep Athletes that you might spot in the 2022 NBA Playoffs

The matchups are set and the NBA Finals are here. This past season, 29 former Illinois prep athletes played in at least one NBA game. Twelve of the 29 are headed to NBA playoffs and are hoping to reach the ultimate goal of a NBA Championship.

Each team matchup includes a minimum of one player. The list includes their stats from the season and a highlight.

Matchups

Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 31.9 minutes, 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 0.8 steals.
  • Sterling Brown (Proviso East/Dallas Mavericks)- 49 games (3 starts), 12.8 minutes, 3.3 points, 3 rebounds, and 0.7 assists.
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Memphis Grizzlies
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Minnesota Timberwolves)- 58 games (54 starts), 25.4 minutes, 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.9 blocks.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)- 72 games (7 starts), 17.9 minutes, 4.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.6 steals.
toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers
  • Fred VanVleet (Auburn/Raptors)- 65 games (65 starts), 37.9 points, 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.5 blocks.
Nuggets @ Warriors
  • Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Golden State Warriors)- 31 games, 19.5 minutes, 4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.7 blocks.
Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)- 68 games (16 starts), 23.3 minutes, 10.6 points, 3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. He had shooting of .441/.410/.792 during the 2021-22 regular season.
Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)- 77 games (40 starts), 27.4 minutes, 9.8 points on 52 percent shooting, 2.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 0.8 steals.
  • Malcolm Hill (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)- 16 games, 10.4 minutes, 3.4 points, and 1.8 rebounds.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Milwaukee Bucks)- 66 games (3 starts), 13.7 minutes, 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.
Brooklyn Nets @ Boston Celtics
  • Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook/Boston Celtics)- 12 games, 5 minutes, 1.8 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.9 assists.
New Orleans pelicans @ Phoenix Suns
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 74 games (17 starts), 15.8 minutes, 9.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks

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