It has been an exciting few weeks for the former BYU Cougars playing basketball around the world. There are still eight Cougars playing overseas even though Matt Carlino returned home to play in the D-League, since Trent Plaisted has found a spot with one of the top teams in Lithuania.
Some of the players have come up with massive games have had made solid contributions on good teams. Others have had a really hard time getting any production in limited action.
Here is a look a how each of the former BYU players have performed recently.
Charles Abouo, Al Khor (Qatar-D1)
Although his team has struggled with five losses in the last six games, Abouo is still putting up huge numbers. One of his best recent games came in a 100-76 win over Qatar when he totaled 23 points on 11 for 22 shooting from the floor and 1 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added 20 rebounds, eight assists and four steals in 40 minutes.
On the season, he has played 13 games and is averaging 26 points on 40.3 percent shooting with 12.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.9 steals in 40.5 minutes.
Rashaun Broadus, MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (Poland-TBL)
Broadus has been very consistent of late running the show for MKS DG. One of his best showings came in a 93-77 loss to Stelmet ZG when he recorded 15 points on 5 for 12 shooting from the floor, including 1 for 5 from 3-point range and 4 for 5 from the charity stripe. He added five rebounds, a team-high five assists and a steal in 34 minutes.
On the season, he has played 16 games and is averaging 15.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting with 4.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 33.3 minutes.
Lee Cummard, Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-Scooore League)
Cummard has been a solid contributor for Aalstar during his third year with the team. One of his best games recently came in a 78-72 loss to Mons-Hainaut when he finished with six points on 2 for 3 shooting from the field and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added three rebounds, a game-high three steals and two assists in 24 minutes.
On the season, he has played 13 games and is averaging 6.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting from the floor with 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals in 23.2 minutes.
Brandon Davies, Openjobmetis Varese (Italy-Serie A)
Davies has been having some big performances in Europe Cup recently. His best showing came in a 85-81 win over Gussing (Austria) when he registered 23 points on 8 for 12 shooting from the floor and 7 for 9 from the free-throw line. He added a game-high 18 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 32 minutes.
In 16 games in Italy-Serie A, he is averaging 11.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting from the floor with 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.1 minutes.
In nine Europe Cup games, he is averaging 16.7 points on 62.8 percent shooting from the floor, including 47.1 percent from 3-point range with 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 22 minutes.
Tyler Haws, Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB, (Spain-Liga Endesa)
Haws has seen his minutes drop recently as Rio Natura has been on a cold streak. His best outing of late came in a 73-65 loss to Unicaja when he had five points on 2 for 5 shooting from the floor, including 1 for 2 from beyond the arc. He added two assists and a rebound in 15 minutes.
On the season, he has played 16 games and is averaging 8.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the floor and 86.7 percent shooting from the free-throw line to go along with 1.5 rebounds in 19.6 minutes.
Jonathan Tavernari, BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (Italy-Serie A2)
Tavernari helped Agropoli get back in the win column after three straight losses thanks to an impressive shooting night from beyond the arc. In the 85-82 win over Agrigento, he finished with nine points on 3 for 5 shooting from 3-point land to go along with three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 20 minutes.
On the season, he has played 17 games and is averaging 11.6 points on 38.8 percent shooting from the floor with 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 31.3 minutes.
Agustin Ambrosino, Alianza Viedma (Argentina-TNA)
Ambrosino had a very productive outing in his first game in the last month. In an 81-78 win over Atenas Carmen he finished with nine points on 3 for 3 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point attempt and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added four rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes.
On the season, he has played 18 games and is averaging 6.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting from the floor with 3.8 rebounds in 21.1 minutes.
Trent Plaisted, Neptunas, (Lithuania-LKL)
Plaisted landed a roster spot on Neptunas Klaipeda who is on of the best team’s in Lithuania’s top league. His best showing so far came in a 74-70 loss to Lietkabelis when he contributed six points on 3 for 7 shooting from the floor while missing his only free-throw. He added a team-high nine rebounds and an assist in 22 minutes.
On the season, he has played two games and is averaging 3.0 points on 37.5 percent shooting with 3.0 rebounds in 13.5 minutes.