It was a really good day for former BYU Cougars on the basketball court on Sunday.
All five players who took the floor came out on the winning side, with four playing a huge role in their team’s victories.
Matt Carlino had the biggest scoring performance of the bunch as his Roseto Sharks came from behind to best the Aurora Jesi 88-77 in one of the biggest upsets of the day. He finished with a team-high 19 points on 4-for-9 shooting from 3-point range and 7-for-9 from the foul line. Carlino added a team-best five assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes as the Sharks won their first game of the season.
Since joining Roseto, he is averaging 20.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc with 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 31 minutes.
Eric Mika also had a strong showing in Italy as his VL Pesaro squad came away with a 74-71 win over Openjobmetis Varese. In the three-point win, he finished with his first double-double on the season with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. He added an assist and a steal in 31 minutes.
Through nine games, he is averaging 14.8 points on 54 percent shooting from the floor and 75 percent from the foul line, to go along with 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 29.3 minutes.
Those numbers place him 10th in the league in scoring and ninth in rebounding.
Brandon Davies managed a double-double as well as Zalgiris Kaunas came away with the easy 75-51 win over Pasvalys Pieno Zvaigzdes in Lithuanian League action. Despite playing just 13:52 in the win, Davies registered 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor and a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. He added a game-high 11 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, and a block as Zalgiris improved to 12-1 in league play.
Through 13 games, he is averaging 8.5 points on 58.1 percent shooting with 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15:48 a game.
Kyle Collinsworth was the third former Cougar to register a double-double on Sunday as the Texas Legends hammered the Iowa Wolves 125-100. He totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists and three steals in 38 minutes.
The Texas Legends Twitter page shared highlights of his strong play.
On the season, he is averaging 7.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting with 8.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 11 games.
Jonathan Tavernari also saw some time on the floor in his team’s 90-66 win over Brindisi and finished with three points and a rebound while making his only attempt from beyond the arc in six minutes of action.