BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth starts G-League season; Four players score in double figures overseas

It was an eventful weekend on the hardwood and on the gridiron for the former Cougars who are playing professionally around the globe. L.J. Rose and Kyle Collinsworth started their regular season in the NBA G-League while plenty of other players saw action overseas.

Collinsworth made the start in his second season with the Texas Legends in a 123-119 come-from-behind victory over the Austin Spurs where he totaled five points on 2-for-6 shooting from the field, including 1-for-3 from beyond the arc and 0-for-2 from the foul line. He added five rebounds and a pair of assists and was a +three in the four-point win.

As for Rose, he played in one of two games after making the roster for the Salt Lake City Stars, but recorded just a turnover in three minutes on the floor.

On the other side of the pond, Brandon Davies had a strong showing in an 88-62 win over Klaipeda Neptunas. He finished with 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the floor and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line. He added five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21:58.

On the season, he is averaging 8.8 points on 56.9 percent shooting with 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 16:41 a night over 10 games.

Eric Mika also saw action on Sunday in a 73-56 loss to Betaland Capo D’Orlando where he registered 12 points on 5-for-12 shooting while adding seven rebounds, a steal and a block in 31 minutes.

It was the fifth straight game where he scored in double figures for Pesaro who are now 1-5 on the season. In those six games, he is averaging 14.7 points on 58.7 percent shooting from inside the arc. He is also is chipping in with 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 28.2 minutes.

Charles Abouo was on the floor and put up some good numbers in a 75-67 loss to Nancy on Friday. In the eight-point setback, he finished with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes.

In four regular season games, he is averaging 15.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.5 steals in 34.8 minutes.

Jimmer Fredette had the best game of his young season in a 128-121 win over Shanxi as he totaled 47 points on 9-for-17 shooting from 3-point land and 8-for-8 from the foul line. He also chipped in with five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 44 minutes.

Through four games, he is averaging 35.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.3 steals in 40.8 minutes.

On the gridiron

Daniel Sorensen had a solid game as he finished with six tackles, including four of the solo variety as the Chiefs lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 28-17.

On the season, he leads a 6-3 Kansas City squad with 54 tackles, including three tackles for loss and three passes defended.

 

 

 

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