BYU Cougs in the news: Kyle Collinsworth has highlight reel dunk; Brandon Davies continues remarkable shooting; Haws finds a new team

Kyle Collinsworth didn’t have his best shooting night on Tuesday in a 122-118 loss to the Oklahoma City Blue, but one of the two shots he did make was highlight reel worthy. He streaked in from the left side of the floor and threw down a huge two-handed putback jam.

The Legends’ Twitter page shared both a video and a photo of the big finish.

In the four-point loss, he registered six points on 2-for-6 shooting from the floor with 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes.

Other news on the hardwood

Brandon Davies continued his hot streak shooting in an 85-83 EuroLeague win over Spanish club, Unicaja Malaga on Tuesday. Davies missed just one shot from the field in a game where he totaled seven points, two rebounds and an assist in 14 minutes.

Davies has now made 14 of his last 16 shots from the floor in EuroLeague and Lithuanian League play for the balanced club.

In Lithuanian action, he is averaging 8.5 points a night on 59 percent shooting with 5.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 16:19.

In EuroLeague play, he is putting up 7.3 points on 57.6 percent shooting from the floor and 86.7 percent from the foul line. He also contributes 2.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 15:22 per game.

Tyler Haws is getting another shot in the G-League. The former BYU sharpshooter was picked up by the Wisconsin Herd, according to a tweet from Chris Reichert.

It will be the third team for Haws this season after spending time with Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in the Italian Serie A and the Delaware 87ers of the G-League.

A roster spot will open up for the Herd when Xavier Munford departs to join Team USA for the FIBA World Cup qualifying around.

Haws lands on a team that is tied for first in the Central Division with a 3-1 record, including wins over the Salt Lake Stars and the Reno Bighorns on the road.

While three former Cougar stars were making news in the pros, three BYU transfers were putting up big numbers for other schools.

Jake Toolson had a career-best 27 points for UVU in an 84-71 win over Idaho State. He connected on 12 of 15 shots from the field, including both of his 3-point attempts. He also added five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 32 minutes.

His teammate, Issac Neilson also had a productive game in the 13-point win with 11 points on a perfect 5-for-5 shooting performance. He added five boards in 27 minutes as the Wolverines got their first win on the season.

Frank Bartley IV had a nice offensive output in limited minutes in a 113-58 win over Louisiana College. He recorded 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field, including 1-for-2 from beyond the arc in just 17 minutes of work.

 

 

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