BYU Cougs in the news: Jamaal Williams earns first-team reps; Charles Abouo signs to play in France

BYU’s all-time leading rusher, Jamaal Williams is making an impression with the Green Bay Packers, and it’s not for the reason you might think.

He is already earning first-team reps on the offense thanks to his pass protecting skills.

Getting opportunities with the first team in camp is a good sign for Williams who is competing to get playing time as a rookie after he was selected in the fourth round by Green Bay in the 2017 draft.

Charles Abouo signs to return to France

Former BYU swingman Charles Abouo is heading back to France for the second season in a row as he has signed a deal to play for Fos Provence, the team’s website announced.

His new coach, Remi Giuitta had some very positive things to say about his new player, according to the press release.

“Charles has a very complete profile. He is a true athlete, who is known to be a strong defender and who knows how to do many things in attack,” said Giuitta. “Last season he had been very good against us on both sides of the field. I followed him for a while I believe a lot in him and I hope it will reveal even more in Fos-sur-Mer. We are very pleased to welcome him.”

Abouo had a solid season in 2016-17 playing for Denain where he averaged 9.4 points on 37.8 percent shooting from beyond the arc while adding 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 34 games.

Jennifer Hamson signs with Fever for remainder of the season

Former BYU star Jennifer Hamson has found a home for the remainder of the year. After some strong showings in five games with Indiana, the Fever signed her to a rest-of-season contract on Wednesday, according to the team’s website.

She had her best performance of the season on Sunday in a tough loss as she recorded 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks.

Around the diamond

Brennon Lund is still swinging a hot bat playing in Advanced-A for Inland Empire. He is batting .325 since his call up from Burlington, including a 3-for-5 performance with a double and an RBI in a 6-3 win over the Stockton Ports on Monday.

Taylor Cole is returning to form after spending the first three months of the season on the disabled list. He has made eight appearances at three different spots and hasn’t allowed a run in 11 innings. He has been especially impressive since moving up to Triple-A Buffalo where is hasn’t giving up a hit while striking out four in four innings of work.

Michael Rucker has also been having a great deal of success recently in his second season out of BYU. He has given up just three earned runs in 31 innings while going 3-0 in his last five starts for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Advanced-A.

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One comment

  1. Good to see Jamaal getting some 1st team reps. Pass protection was one of his weak spots going into the draft so it’s great to hear that he has apparently improved in that and is making him more useful to the Packers.

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