Who are the 21 former Illinois prep Basketball players that have played (so far) this NBA season?

The NBA season is in full swing as teams are about a quarter into their season and still trying to figure out who they are. This season, much like many in the past, former Illinois prep basketball players can be spotted throughout the league. So far, 17 have made appearances in an NBA game with many more on G-League teams and could likely be seen at some point this season.

Below is a list of the 17 former Illinois prep basketball players with some details about them, stats, and a photo or video. All stats are from the start of the season to November 27.

Look out for daily updates from now until the end of the NBA season.

Players

  • Keita Bates-Diop (Normal/San Antonio Spurs)
    • Third season in San Antonio.
    • 19 games (5 starts), 7.4 ppg and 2.9 rpg,
    • Averaging a career in points.
    • Already has 7 double-figure scoring games- had 10 all last season.
  • Patrick Beverly (Marshall/Los Angeles Lakers)
    • First season in Los Angeles.
    • Originally went to the Utah Jazz in the Rudy Gobert trade. He was quickly traded and sent to LA for Stanley Johnson and another Chicagoan, Talen Horton-Tucker.
    • This is his third team in three seasons (Los Angeles Clipper in 2020-21, Minnesota Timberwolves in 2021-22, and LA for 2022-23).
    • 14 games (14 starts), 4.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, and 0.9 spg.
      • Slow start, many career lows or near-career lows.
    • Already received a 3-game suspension.
    • He also recently started a podcast with Barstool Sports called ‘The Pat Bev Podcast with One’ that drops once a week on all major platforms.
  • Jalen Brunson (Stevenson/New York Knicks)
    • First year in New York.
    • Signed a 4-year/$104 million contract as free agent to join the Knick this offseason.
    • 20 games (20 starts), 21.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 6.7 apg, and 1.1 spg.
    • Averaging career-bests in points, assists, and steals.
  • Jevon Carter (Proviso East/Milwaukee Bucks)
    • Second year in Milwaukee.
    • Received a contract extension in the summer after a strong half season after being traded by Brooklyn Nets to Milwaukee.
    • 19 games (19 starts), 9.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spa, and 0.6 bpg.
    • Hasn’t missed a Bucks game this season.
    • Currently averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
    • Dropped a career-high 36 points and 12 rebounds in a double-OT win over the Bucks on November 9.
  • Max Christie (Rolling Meadows/Los Angeles Lakers)
    • First year in the NBA.
    • Drafted by the Lakers this summer in the second round with the 35th overall pick.
    • 9 games, 2.8 ppg and 2.3 rpg.
  • Robert Covington (Proviso West/Los Angeles Clippers)
    • Second season in Los Angeles.
    • Signed a 2-year, $24 million extension with LA back in May.
    • 12 games, 4.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 0.7 bpg.
      • Slow start, many career lows or near-career lows.
  • Anthony Davis (Perspectives/Los Angeles Lakers)
    • Fourth season in Los Angeles.
    • 16 games, 26.3 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.6 spg, and 2.2 bpg.
    • Shooting a career-best 57 percent from the field.
    • Currently leading the NBA in rebounding.
    • MVP candidate.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park/Chicago Bulls)
    • Second year in Chicago.
    • Named starting point guard of his hometown team just before the start of his sophomore campaign.
    • 18 games (18 starts), 10.8 rpg, 3.4 rpg, 3.0 apg, 0.8 spg, and 0.5 bpg.
  • Jordan Goodwin (Althoff Catholic/Washington Wizard)
    • Second season in Washington.
    • Signed a two-way deal before the start of the season.
    • 13 games (1 start), 6.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.8 spg, and 0.9 bpg.
  • Malcolm Hill (Belleville East/Chicago Bulls)
    • Second season in Chicago.
    • Has appeared briefly in 3 games this season.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon/Utah Jazz)
    • First year in Utah.
    • 22 games, 7.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, and 0.8 spg.
    • Leads the NBA in games played.
  • Richaun Holmes (Lockport/Sacramento Kings)
    • Fourth year in Sacramento.
    • 10 games, 3.7 ppg, and 2.4 rpg.
      • Slow start, many career lows or near-career lows.
  • Frank Kaminsky (Benet/Atlanta Hawks)
    • First year in Atlanta.
    • 9 games, 2.3 ppg, and 1.2 rpg.
      • Slow start, many career lows or near-career lows.
    • Averaging just 6 minutes per game.
  • John Konchar (West Chicago/Memphis Grizzlies)
    • Fourth season in Memphis.
    • Signed a 3-year, $19 million contract extension this offseason to stay with the team.
    • 19 games (11 starts), 8.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, and 0.9 spg.
    • Averaging career-bests in points and rebounds.
  • JaVale McGee (Hales Franciscan/Dallas Mavericks)
    • First year in Dallas.
    • Signed a 3-year/$20.1 million contract to join the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason.
    • 15 games (7 starts), 4.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, and 0.5 bpg.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Los Angeles Lakers)
    • Second season in Los Angeles.
    • Missed all of the 2021-22 season with a knee injury.
    • 16 games (2 starts), 5.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg, and 1.3 apg.
      • Slow start, many career lows or near-career lows.
  • Isaiah Roby (Dixon/San Antonio Spurs)
    • First season in San Antonio.
    • 16 games, 4.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, and 1.3 apg.
      • Slow start, many career lows or near-career lows.
  • Derrick Rose (Knicks)
    • Fourth season in New York (third straight).
    • 18 games, 6.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, and 2 apg.
      • Slow start, many career lows or near-career lows.
  • Admiral Schofield (Zion-Benton/Orlando Magic)
    • Second year in Orlando.
    • 10 games, 3.2 ppg, and 1.6 rpg.
  • Max Strus (Stagg/Miami Heat)
    • Third season in Miami.
    • 19 games (12 starts), 15.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, and 0.8 spg.
    • Averaging career-bests in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
    • Dropped a season-high 31 points in a win against Charlotte Hornets on November 12.
      • Shot 8 of 14 from three-point range.
    • Hosted his first summer camps this past summer. Follow @MaxStrusCamps on Twitter.
  • Fred VanVleet (Aubrun/Toronto Raptors)
    • Seventh season in Toronto.
    • 13 games (13 starts), 19.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.8 spg, and 0.5 bpg.
    • Averaging a career-best 6.8 assists per games.
    • Has missed 6 games already.

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