Published: January 8, 2018
It has been an interesting start to the season for the Former BYU Cougars playing professionally around the world. Some of the former Cougars have been putting up big numbers while others have found important roles while playing on top teams.
Here is a look at where the former BYU basketball players are playing right now and how they have performed so far this season.
Charles Abouo, Fos-sur-Mer (France – Pro B)
Abouo is in the middle of a very solid season for one of the upper echelon teams in France’s Pro B. One of his best recent games came in a 73-71 win over Vichy-Clermont when he totaled a team-best 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field, including 3-for-6 from 3-point land. He added four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.
Through 18 games across all competitions, he is averaging 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 28 minutes.
Rashaun Broadus, St. John’s Edge (Canada – NBL)
Broadus has been a valuable contributor during his first season in Canada with the St. John’s edge. One of his best showings of the season came in a 136-117 win over the London Lightning when he recorded 22 points on 60 percent shooting from the field, including 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. He also chipped in with four assists and three boards in 34 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 10.8 points, 4.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 12 games.
Matt Carlino, Roseto Sharks (Italy – Serie A2)
Carlino has been an offensive force for the Sharks ever since joining the team partway through the season. He has scored at least 19 points in every game and is the team’s leading scorer. His best showing so far came in an 81-79 win over Ferrara when he managed 31 points on the strength of 7-for-10 shooting from 3-point land. He also totaled four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in 28 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 22 points on 43 percent shooting from distance and 84 percent from the foul line. He is also averaging 4.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 31 minutes.
Brandon Davies, BC Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania – LKL)
While he doesn’t also put up huge stat lines, Davies has been a very important piece for the best team in Lithuania and one of the top teams in all of Europe. One of his best games in EuroLeague action came in a matchup with Fenerbahce when he recorded 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting from the field and 2-for-3 from the free-throw line while grabbing four rebounds in 15:53.
His team shared highlights on their Youtube channel of a pair of dunks from Davies over the weekend.
In 16 EuroLeague games, he is averaging 7.6 points on 60.5 percent shooting with 2.6 rebounds in 15:04.
In 18 games in the LKL, he is averaging 8.1 points on 56 percent shooting while adding 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15:11.
Jimmer Fredette, Shanghai Sharks (China – CBA)
Fredette is in the middle of another wildly impressive season in China with the Shanghai Sharks. He has scored 50 or more points six times while totaling five double-doubles and a triple-double. One of his best showings of the season came in 123-119 overtime win over the Beikong Fly Dragons when he finished with 54 points on 11-for-20 shooting from 3-point range and a perfect 9-for-9 from the foul line. He added 13 rebounds and 10 assists while playing 50 minutes.
The SPNJRT Youtube channel shared highlights from the massive game.
On the season, he is averaging 37.2 points on 43 percent shooting from distance and 96 percent from the foul line. He also contributes 6.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 25 games.
Eric Mika, VL Pesaro (Italy – Serie A)
Mika has put up some really good numbers during his first year of play in Italy. In fact, he is in the top 15 in his league in both scoring and rebounding through the first 14 games. One of his best games so far came in a game with Fiat Torino when he totaled 20 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field with nine rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 14.2 points on 50.2 percent shooting from inside the arc to go along with 7.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 28.6 minutes.
Trent Plaisted, Osaka Evessa (Japan – B League)
Plaisted has yet to the see the floor in a regular-season game after suffering a partially torn Achilles in the preseason. Early reports has hade him slated to return to action sometime in january.
Jonathan Tavernari, Dinamo Sassari (Italy – Serie A)
Tavernari has seen very limited action in his first season with Dinamo Sassari. He has played in just four of 14 Italian League games where he has totaled eight points on 50 percent shooting from the field and the 3-point line.
He floor time in Champions League has also been sparse as he has played nine minutes in two games where he hit 1 of 3 3-point shots while grabbing a rebound and collecting a steal.