It has been an exciting month of basketball for the former BYU Cougars playing around the world. A handful of Cougar greats have been leading the way for their teams, while others have had a difficult time finding consistent minutes to show what they can do. There have great shooting nights and big scoring performances. There has been excellent work on the backboard and some impressive assist numbers. There has also rough outings where shots weren’t falling as well as games where minutes were hard to come by.
Here is a look a how each of the former BYU players have performed recently.
Charles Abouo, Al Khor (Qatar-D1)
Even though his team missed out on his league’s four-team playoff, Abouo put up huge stats all season long. His best recent showing came in a 75-65 loss to Al Shamal when he totaled 28 points on 10 for 21 shooting from the floor and 7 for 9 from the free-throw line. He added a game-high 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals in 40 minutes.
On the season, he played 18 games and averaged 25.8 points on 42 percent shooting with 12.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.7 steals in 40.2 minutes.
Rashaun Broadus, MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (Poland-TBL)
Broadus has been a key offensive weapon all season long, leading the team in scoring and assists. One of his best games recently came in an 82-73 loss to Rosa Radom when he finished with a game-high 19 points on 8 for 15 shooting from the floor and 2 for 2 from the foul line. He added a game-high six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes.
On the season, he has played 23 games and is averaging 15.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting with 4.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 33.3 minutes.
Lee Cummard, Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-Scooore League)
Cummard has been a consistent producer for Okapi Aalstar for most of the season. One of his best performances recently came in 85-70 win over Voo Wolves Verviers-Pepinster when he had 11 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, including 2 for 6 from 3-point land and 1 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes.
On the season, he has played 17 games and is averaging 7.6 points on 48 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.4 percent from beyond the arc with 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.7 minutes.
Brandon Davies, Openjobmetis Varese (Italy-Serie A)
Davies has been putting up big numbers in Europe Cup as of late and is one of the big reason that Openjobmetis Varese has advanced to the quarterfinals. His best recent outing came in a 74-71 win over Royal Hali (Turkey) when he had 19 points on 7 for 15 shooting from the floor and 5 for 8 from the free-throw line. He added a game-high 12 rebounds, an assist,a steal and a block in 32 minutes.
In 21 games in Italy-Serie A, he is averaging 11.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting from the floor with 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists and in 25.2 minutes.
In 15 Europe Cup games, he is averaging 15.9 points on 57 percent shooting from the floor, including 38.1 percent from 3-point range with 7.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23.8 minutes.
Tyler Haws, Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB, (Spain-Liga Endesa)
After struggling with playing time for most of 2016, Haws had a bounce-back performance in a 67-58 loss to Sevilla. In the defeat, he finished with 13 points on 4 for 9 shooting from the floor and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line to go along with two steals in 22 minutes.
On the season, he has played 21 games and is averaging 8.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting from the floor and 81.6 percent shooting from the free-throw line to go along with 1.5 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Jonathan Tavernari, BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (Italy-Serie A2)
Tavernari has been on a role shooting from the outside for Agropoli. One of his best showings of the year came in a 75-60 win over Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria when he had 29 points on 11 for 17 shooting from the floor, including a blistering 7 for 8 from beyond the arc. He added six rebounds, three steals and two assists in 34 minutes.
On the season, he has played 24 games and is averaging 13.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting from the floor with 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 31.3 minutes.
Agustin Ambrosino, Alianza Viedma (Argentina-TNA)
Even though his minutes have varied greatly, Ambrosino has had a solid year for Alianza Viedma in Argentina. His best outing of late came in an 82-66 win over Huracan when he totaled 13 points on 4 for 5 shooting from the floor and 4 for 4 shooting from the free-throw line. He added five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot in 25 minutes.
On the season, he has played 28 games and is averaging 5.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting from the floor with 3.8 rebounds in 19.7 minutes.
Trent Plaisted, Neptunas, (Lithuania-LKL)
Plaisted has been a nice addition to Neptunas since joining the team midway through the season. He best recent performance came in a 77-69 win over Nevezis when he finished with seven points on 3 for 6 shooting from the floor and 1 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added six rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes.
In eight Lithuanian League games, he is averaging 5.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting with 4.1 rebounds in 14.5 minutes.
In five Eurocup games, he is averaging 1.4 points on 33.3 percent shooting with 2.8 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.