BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth makes defensive impact for Mavs; Davies, Tavernari score in double figures (video)

Kyle Collinsworth saw his first action since rejoining the Dallas Mavericks on a 10-day contract as the Mavericks fell to the Denver Nuggets 105-102 on Tuesday.

In the loss, Collinsworth scored three points on 1-for-1 shooting from the field and 1-for-2 shooting from the foul line. He added a pair of rebounds in 10 minutes of action.

While the stats aren’t anything to write home about, it was what he did on the defensive end of the floor during his time that really stood out.

Isaac Harris shared a GIF on Twitter of the former BYU guard locking up Jamal Murray and forcing an air ball.

In five games, Collinsworth is averaging 1.4 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the field while making his only shot from beyond the arc.

Brandon Davies also made a solid impact on Tuesday in a 93-86 loss to Brose Basket in EuroLeague play. In the loss, he totaled 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the floor and 2-for-2 from the foul line while adding a pair of offensive rebounds in 12:16.

In 18 games in EuroLeague, he is averaging 7.6 points on 61.2 percent shooting from the floor and 86.5 percent from the foul line with 2.8 rebounds in 15:02.

Jonathan Tavernari scored in double figures on Tuesday as well in an 87-55 loss to AS Monaco in Basketball Champions League action.

The former BYU sharpshooter finished second on the team with 10 points on 50 percent shooting from the field, including 2-for-5 from 3-point range. He added three rebounds and three steals in 26:54.

In four games, he is averaging 6.3 points on 56.2 percent shooting, including 53.8 from 3-point range with 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 12.3 minutes.

Just days after Tyler Haws joined the St. John’s Edge, another former Cougar was let go by the team.

The Edge parted ways with Rashuan Broadus on Monday after 15 games with the team.

During his time with St. John’s, Broadus averaged 9.8 points, 3.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 26.5 minutes.

As for Haws, he totaled 11 points on Wednesday night in a 121-115 loss to the London Lightning. In the overtime setback, he connected on 2 of 6 shots from the floor, including 1 of 4 from distance while hitting all six of his free throws. He added two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 17 minutes.

Through six games, he is averaging 8.5 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor and 85.7 percent from the foul line to go along with 1.7 assists in 20.3 minutes.

In the college game

Jordan Chatman has been shooting lights out from beyond the arc in the last two games as the Boston College Eagles bounced back from a tough loss to North Carolina with a pair of big wins.

In an 86-72 win over Dartmouth, he registered 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range. He added three rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes.

He father, former BYU star Jeff Chatman, shared some of his highlights on Instagram.

Chatman followed that up with 14 points on 3-for-4 shooting from distance in the Eagles in an 81-75 win over Florida State.

On the season, he is averaging 13.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting from 3-point land with 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 34.9 minutes.


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