BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth narrowly misses double-double; Davies with huge dunks in EuroLeague win (video)

It has been a big week on the hardwood for some former Cougars playing basketball around the world.

Even though he struggled to shoot the ball, Kyle Collinsworth narrowly missed out on a double-double in a 125-112 loss to the South Bay Lakers. In 33 minutes of action, he finished with five points on 2-for-9 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-3 from beyond the arc. He added a game-high 12 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end, to go along with a team-best nine assists and a blocked shot.

He made his presence felt early in the game with six rebounds and three assists in the first quarter as the Legends fell behind by a point. He also had a strong showing in the second quarter as he scored all five of his points while collecting three more rebounds and three more assists.

The Legends’ Twitter page shared a video of his solid night.

On the season, Collinsworth is averaging 6.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting from the floor with 8.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.7 minutes a game.

Brandon Davies also had a really nice game on Thursday as Zalgiris Kaunas came away with an important 91-83 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday. Despite playing just 13:15 in the eight-point win, he tied his EuroLeague best with 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the field while making both of his free-throw attempts. He also chipped in with a pair of rebounds and a block as Zalgiris improved to 5-4 in nine EuroLeague games.

Two of his baskets were highlight reel finishes in the third quarter that were shared by the EuroLeague Twitter page.

On the season, he is averaging 7.4 points on 61.9 percent shooting from the floor and 88.2 percent from the foul line. He also contributes 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals in less than 15 minutes a game.

Rashaun Broadus has also made some big contributions this week with two of his best games of the season. In a 96-89 road win over the Moncton Magic, he totaled a season-high 18 points on 7-for-15 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-8 from beyond the arc. He added a team-high five assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes.

Two days later, he had his most complete game since joining the Edge. In a 118-114 loss to the Saint John Riptide, he registered 14 points on 6-for-13 shooting from the field including 2-for-4 from distance. He also managed seven assists, five rebounds and a steal without a turnover in 39 minutes.

In five games, he is averaging 12.2 points on 40 percent shooting with 3.8 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 31.2 minutes for his 3-2 St. John’s squad.

Damarcus Harrison also plays in Canada’s NBL and did some nice things in his first two games. His best showing came in a 14-point loss to the Riptide when he totaled nine points on 1-for-2 shooting from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the foul line. He also chipped in with a rebound, an assist and a steal in 18 minutes during his first start.


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