BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth back to the Mavericks?; Tyler Haws shows off scoring touch with the Edge; Tavernari shoots lights out (video)

While Kyle Collinsworth was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, his time in Dallas may not be over just yet.

Multiple Mavericks’ insiders, including radio play-by-play man Chuck Cooperstein, tweeted that Dallas is expected to bring the former BYU star back on a 10-day contract.

One important note is that Collinsworth would first have to clear waivers before he could return to the Mavericks.

In four games with the team, he managed four points on 50 percent shooting from the floor with two rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Tyler Haws shows off scoring ability with Edge

Tyler Haws had a solid showing in his second game in the NBL as the St. John’s Edge bounced back to beat the Windsor Express on 105-103 on Wednesday night.

The former BYU guard came off the bench and totaled seven points on 3-for-5 shooting from the field, including a make on his only attempt from 3-point range. He added a pair of assists in 18 minutes of action.

Haws and the Edge are back on the floor on Friday when the Kitchener Waterloo Titans come to town.

Tavernari has huge game in Champions League

Jonathan Tavernari was finally given some meaningful minutes and delivered in a big way with a huge performance in a 94-88 loss to UCAM Murcia on Wednesday.

The former BYU forward showed off his expert touch from the outside as he connected on 4 of 5 shots from 3-point land to finish the game with 12 points in 13:06 of action.

Tavernari got things going early as he connected on two 3-point shots in his first two minutes on the floor. The first one tied the game at 16, and the second one gave Dinamo Sassari a two-point lead.

He also made a significant impact in the fourth quarter to help get bring his team back in the game. He made a pair of threes in the first two minutes of the period as Dinamo went on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit from 12 to three.

His performance was good enough to earn him Dinamo’s MVP of the game.

The Basketball Champions League Youtube channel shared highlights of the game, including two of Tavernari’s deep triples.

He is now averaging 5.0 points a night on 62.5 percent shooting from 3-point land while playing in 3 of 10 Champions League games.


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