BYU international basketball tracker: Plaisted, Cummard playing for championships

It has been an eventful year for most of the former Cougars playing basketball around the world. Even though there were some up and downs, each player had a chance to make an impact on the teams they played with throughout the season. Some were great scorers and rebounders, while others were just a nice piece to the puzzle on good teams.

While most of the players have finished up their seasons, some are still in the race for titles in their league playoffs.

Here is a look a how each of the former BYU players have performed throughout the season.

Charles Abouo, Al Khor (Qatar-D1)

Abouo had a great season for Al Khor. He was great on both ends of the floor, putting up big numbers in the scoring and rebounding departments. One of his best games of the year came in a 109-104 loss to Al Rayyan when he finished with 34 points on 12 for 19 shooting from the floor, including 5 for 9 from beyond the arc and 5 for 7 from the free-throw line. He added nine rebounds and two steals in 44 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.

In three Cup games, he averaged 20.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 37 minutes.

Rashaun Broadus, MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (Poland-TBL)

Broadus led the team in scoring and assists per game while just missing out on the playoffs. One of his best games of the season came in a 96-94 double-overtime loss to Torun when he totaled 27 points on 11 for 21 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 10 from 3-point land. He added a team-high six assists, two rebounds and a steal in 42 minutes.

On the season, he played 31 games and averaged 16 points on 43.4 percent shooting with 4.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 33.1 minutes.

Lee Cummard, Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-Ethias League)

Cummard has been a consistent weapon for Aalstar on the push to the championship in Belgium’s top league. In the series clinching win over Brussels, he finished with five points on 2 for 5 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point attempt to go along with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

On the season, he has played 35 games and is averaging 6.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.3 percent from beyond the arc with 4.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 21.9 minutes.

Brandon Davies, Openjobmetis Varese (Italy-Serie A)

After a slow start to the Italian-league season, Davies found his footing in Europe Cup and turned in a tremendous year and finished as the team’s leading scorer over all competitions. One of his best outings came in a 85-81 Europe Cup win over Gussing when he came away with 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 30 games in Italy-Serie A, he averaged 13.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting from the floor with 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 25.7 minutes.

In 20 Europe Cup games, he averaged 15.1 points on 54.9 percent shooting from the floor with 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24.2 minutes.

Tyler Haws, Obradoiro CAB, (Spain-Liga Endesa)

While he didn’t put up huge numbers, Haws had a solid season in his first year of pro basketball in Spain. One of his best offensive outings of the season came in an 111-81 loss to Real Madrid when he registered 20 points on 7 for 10 shooting from the floor and 5 for 6 from the free-throw line. He chipped in with three assists and a rebound in 24 minutes.

On the season, he played 34 games and averaged 7.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting from the floor and 82.8 percent shooting from the free-throw line to go along with 1.3 rebounds in 18.6 minutes.

Jonathan Tavernari, Agropoli (Italy-Serie A2)

Even though he missed the last part of the season and all of the playoffs with an injury, Tavernari had a really good season in his first year with Agropoli. One of his best games of the year came in a 75-60 win over Viola RC when he managed 29 points on 11 for 17 shooting from the floor, including an impressive 7 for 8 from 3-point range. He added six rebounds, three steals and two assists in 34 minutes.

On the season, he played 26 games and averaged 13.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting from the floor with 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 31.3 minutes.

Agustin Ambrosino, Alianza Viedma (Argentina-TNA)

Ambrosino had a decent season playing in Argentina with Alianza Viedma even though his minutes were very inconsistent. One of his best games of the season came in a playoff win over Gimnasia when he totaled 11 points on 5 for 7 shooting from the floor, including a perfect 5 for 5 from inside the arc. He added a a game-high 14 rebounds, including three on the offensive end in 26 minutes.

On the season, he played 41 games and averaged 5.9 points on 42 percent shooting from the floor with 4.2 rebounds in 18.8 minutes.

Trent Plaisted, Neptunas, (Lithuania-LKL)

Plaisted has made some nice contributions for Neptunas on its way to the league championship series against Zalgiris. In the 72-54 game-two win to tie up the series, he finished with 10 points on 5 for 6 shooting from the floor with four rebounds in 16 minutes.

In 24 Lithuanian League games, he is averaging 5.0 points on 56.6 percent shooting with 3.0 rebounds in 13.3 minutes.

In five Eurocup games, he is averaging 1.4 points on 33.3 percent shooting with 2.8 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.

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