Archive for March 10, 2017

Nate Davis of USA Today released his latest NFL mock draft, and former University of Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles landed with the Detroit Lions at No. 21.

Of Bolles, Davis wrote, “His sweet feet were on full display in Indianapolis, and he’s got a mean streak that the folks in Motown would surely appreciate. Last year’s first rounder, Taylor Decker, played capably at left tackle but could flip to the right side if Bolles proves the better option on QB Matthew Stafford’s blind side.”

Possible NIT matchup projected between Utes and Cougars

NYC Buckets released its latest NIT Bracketology and both the Utah Utes and the BYU Cougars are in the field.

The site has Utah as a No. 2 seed facing off against the New Mexico State Aggies in the first round. It also the Cougars in the same bracket as the No. 3 seed squaring off against the Fresno State Bulldogs.

If Utah and BYU win their first round matchups, they would face off in the second round.

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While the Chinese season has ended for Jimmer Fredette — his Shanghai Sharks got bounced in the first round of the CBA playoffs — many of the former Cougars are still in the middle of regular season play.

Some of the players still in action are producing on good teams while others have had a difficult time finding consistent minutes and production.

Here is a look at where the former Cougars are playing around the world and how they have performed recently.

Charles Abouo, Denain (France-ProB)

After a bit of a scoring slump, Abouo had one of his most productive games of the season in an 80-73 win over Provence Basket. In the seven-point victory, he recorded 19 points on 5 for 8 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 4 from beyond the arc and 7 for 10 from the foul line. He added five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 28 minutes.

In 21 games, he is averaging 8.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 43.5 percent from 3-point range with 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.2 minutes.

Rashaun Broadus, Vechta, (Germany-BBL)

Broadus has struggled with his shot, but has done a nice job as a facilitator since heading to Germany. His best recent showing was in a 92-74 loss to Ludwigsburg when he totaled a team-best five assists to go along with two points and a pair of steals in 15 minutes.

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