Archive for April 6, 2017

It has been an exciting month for most of the former Cougars playing basketball around the globe. Tyler Haws returned to the floor and has put up some good numbers, while Charles Abouo has been on a nice scoring clip. Brandon Davies has been a big piece of the best team in France, which has advanced to the semifinals in the Basketball Champions League, while Trent Plaisted is finding his niche on a very successful team in Japan.

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)

Abouo has been very productive on the offensive end over the last month as he scored in double figures during his last five games. One of his best recent performances came in a 75-69 win over Saint Chamond when he totaled 15 points on 6 for 13 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 5 from beyond the arc and 1 for 1 from the foul line. He added four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 26 minutes.

In 25 games, he is averaging 9.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting from the floor, including 42.9 percent from 3-point range with 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 20.2 minutes.

Rashaun Broadus, Vechta, (Germany-BBL)

Broadus has had his ups and downs playing for one of the bottom teams in Germany. One of his best games, came in an 89-76 win over Ewe Baskets when he finished with 14 points on 4 for 7 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point shot and 5 for 8 from the foul line. He added a game-high nine assists, three rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes.

In nine games in Germany, he is averaging 6.1 points, 4.8 assists, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 20.8 minutes.

In 10 games in Lithuania, he averaged 7.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting from 3-point range with 3.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 20.1 minutes.

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BYU quarterback, Tanner Mangum took to Twitter to share his story of depression for Mental Health Awareness Week.

He wrote, “Not many people know that I suffer from mild depression and anxiety. I take antidepressants every day to help with my condition, have visits with a counselor, and I am not ashamed; on the contrary, I am proud to embrace my own personal journey, accept and love myself — flaws and all.”

Mangum continued, “This might be surprising to many, due to my normally optimistic, outgoing and happy personality, but I hope that we can understand that just because someone is beaming brightly on the outside doesn’t mean they are free from their own personal struggles underneath the surface. We are all human, each with unique battles, and I promise that these battles are better fought together, not alone. Mental illness is one of my personal battles, and I want to offer my love and support to all those who suffer in one way or another. You are not alone. There is help.”

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