While former National Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette has been getting a lot of attention for his fantastic performances since arriving with the Westchester Knicks in the D-League, plenty of other Cougars have been having success playing basketball around the world. In fact, eight former BYU players are playing basketball internationally at different levels with different amounts of success. Some are suiting up in places like Italy and Spain while others are playing as far away as Argentina and Qatar.
Here is a look a how each of the former BYU players have performed recently.
Charles Abouo, Al Khor (Qatar-D1)
While his team is just 4-5 on the young season, Abouo is putting up monster numbers every game. One of his best recent showings came in a 102-90 win over Al Ahli when he totaled 30 points on the strength of a 12 for 15 shooting night from the free-throw line to go along with 12 rebounds, nine steals, eight assists and three blocks in 40 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 26.9 points on 39.3 percent shooting from the floor with 12.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.0 steals in 40.7 minutes.
Rashaun Broadus, MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (Poland-TBL)
Broadus has put together a very solid season in Poland so far. He is the leading scorer on a team that is 8-7 on the year. One of his best games came in a 72-65 win over Energa Czarni when he totaled 20 points on 7 for 16 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. He added four rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes.
On the season, he has played 14 games and is averaging 15 points on 40.1 percent shooting from the floor with 4.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 33.5 minutes.
Matt Carlino, Boulazac Basket Dordogne (France-ProB)
Carlino was in the middle of an up-and-down season in France before he parted ways with Boulazac. One game he would put up big numbers while going scoreless the next. His best showing recently came in a 100-86 loss to Denain when he totaled 24 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 5 from 3-point range and 6 for 8 from the free-throw line. He added five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes of action.
On the season, he played 10 games and averaged 12.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc to go along with 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 25.7 minutes.
In eight games in the Paris Leaders Cup, he averaged 11.8 points while shooting 91.3 percent from the free-throw line with 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 25 minutes.
He is now a member of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League, the team announced Sunday.
Lee Cummard, Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-Scooore League)
Cummard has done some nice things for one of the best teams in the Belgium-Scooore League. One of his best performances in recent games came in a 88-81 win over Leuven when he registered 11 points on 4 for 10 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 6 from 3-point land. He added five rebounds, two steals and an assist in 33 minutes.
On the season, he has played 11 games and is averaging 7.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor, including 42.3 percent from 3-point land. He is also averaging 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23 minutes.
Brandon Davies, Openjobmetis Varese (Italy-Serie A)
Davies has rounded into form and has been putting up some serious numbers lately. One of his most productive games came in a 94-63 win over Tsmoki-Minsk when he totaled 14 points on 6 for 8 shooting from the floor and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added six rebounds and an assist in 19 minutes of action.
In 14 games in Italy-Serie A, he is averaging 12 points on 42.1 percent shooting from the floor with 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 25.9 minutes.
In seven Europe Cup games, he is averaging 17.3 points on 62.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 53.3 percent from 3-point range with 5.7 rebounds in 20.9 minutes.
Tyler Haws, Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB, (Spain-Liga Endesa)
Haws has struggled with consistency during his first year playing in Spain. One game he fails to reach double digits in scoring while leading the team in scoring the next. One of his best games recently came in a 79-63 loss to Real Madrid when he finished with 17 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 4 from beyond the arc. He added two assists, a rebound and a steal in 24 minutes.
On the season, he has played 14 games and is averaging 9.6 points on 45 percent shooting from the floor and 89.7 percent shooting from the free-throw line. He also chips in 1.6 rebounds in 20.5 minutes.
Jonathan Tavernari, BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (Italy-Serie A2)
Tavernari has found his outside shooting touch after going through a slump earlier in the season. One of his best showings of late came in a 74-73 loss to Tortona when he registered 16 points on 6 for 15 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 9 from 3-point land. He added a team-high nine rebounds in 36 minutes.
On the season, he has played 15 games and is averaging 12.1 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor with 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 31.5 minutes.
Agustin Ambrosino, Alianza Viedma (Argentina-TNA)
While Ambrosino has seen his minutes vary greatly over the course of the season, he has had some decent production. One of his best outings came in an 89-84 win over Estudiantes Olavarria when he had eight points on 4 for 7 shooting from the floor to go along with four rebounds in 24 minutes.
On the season, he has played 17 games and is averaging 5.9 points on 39.4 percent shooting from the floor with 3.8 rebounds in 21.4 minutes.