Tyler Haws and Eric Mika were teammates for the Cougars during the 2013-14 season, when Haws was a junior and Mika a freshman, and they were two of the top players on a 23-win team that made a run to the NCAA Tournament.
They once again shared the floor, but this time as opponents when Italian clubs VL Basketball Pesaro and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia squared off Sept. 19 in the 13th annual Alphonso Ford Memorial Game.
Both produced solid efforts, but it was Mika’s Pesaro squad that came out on top, 74-63. He totaled 11 points in the matchup of former Cougars while Haws totaled six points in the loss.
A hand full of other former Cougars are also already playing games on their respective teams around the world. Here is a look at how they have done so far.
Charles Abouo, Fos-sur-Mer (France – Pro B)
While the French Pro B season is still a couple of weeks away, Abouo has already shown his value on his new team during the Leaders Cup. He had a fantastic showing in a 70-61 win over Saint-Chamond when he totaled a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with four steals and three assists in 29 minutes.
Agustin Ambrosino, Calero De Potosi (Bolivia – Libobasquet)
While some are just starting their seasons, Ambrosino is just finishing his in Bolivia. He was a key member of a team that lost just four games all season on its way to a league title. One of his best games in the Finals came in game 3 when he totaled 24 points in a 90-80 win over Pichincha.
With a championship under its belt, Calero De Potosi moves on to Liga Sudamerica to play some of the best teams from all over South America.
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