Two former Illinois prep athletes were in action on Wednesday. Below are the box scores and videos/tweets of JaVale McGee and Jalen Brunson.
- JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Phoenix Suns)- 3 minutes, 2 points, 0/1 FG, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, and +1 in a 115-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
- Suns are advancing to the second round after taking the series 4-2 against the Pelicans.
- Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/Dallas Mavericks)- 38 minutes, a game-high 24 points (tied with Luka Doncic), 9/17 FG, 2/4 3PT, 4/6 FT, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a game-high 2 steals (tied with 2 others), a game-worst -16 in a 98-96 win over the Utah Jazz.
- Mavericks are advancing to the second round after taking the series 4-2 against the Jazz.
- Has scored the most total points in the first round.
Sterling Brown (Proviso East) is hyped for his teammates.