BYU Cougs in the news: Collinsworth just misses double-double; Fredette has huge performance against China’s best team (video)

Published: January 24, 2018

Kyle Collinsworth has a really solid all-around performance on Tuesday night as the Texas legends knocked off the Reno Bighorns 122-109.

The NCAA’s all-time leader in triple-doubles just missed out on a double-double as he registered a game-high 12 assists to go along with four points, nine rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot in 33 minutes off the bench.

The 12 assists was a season-high for Collinsworth who played his first 18 games with the Legends before he signed with Dallas in December.

Here are highlights from the game from the G-League’s YouTube channel.

In his 19 games with Texas, he is averaging 11 points on 50.3 percent shooting with 8.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals.

His latest G-League performance took place on the one day he was between contracts with the Dallas Mavericks who officially signed him to his second 10-day contract on Wednesday.

Collinsworth already went through shootaround this morning in preparation for the matchup on Wednesday with the Houston Rockets, according to a tweet from Maverick’s writer, Bobby Karalla.

Jimmer has big game against China’s best team

Jimmer Fredette had another huge performance on Wednesday as the Shanghai Sharks fell to the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions 113-105.

Fredette totaled a game-best 38 points on 15-for-30 shooting from the field, including 5-for-13 from beyond the arc and 3-for-3 from the foul line. He added seven rebounds, six assists and a steal in 45 minutes of work.

Fredette was at his best early on as he registered 22 first half points as the Sharks held a two-point halftime lead before the Lions came roaring back. He was especially clutch during the close minute of the second quarter when he drained two really deep threes to give Shanghai the slim lead.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Sharks who are now 15-15 on the season and sit in a tie for 11th place in the CBA standings.

As for Fredette, he is tied for second in the league in scoring with 37.2 points a game on 46 percent shooting from inside the arc, 43 percent from 3-point land and an astounding 96 percent from the free-throw line. He also contributes 6.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.9 steals in 40.7 minutes a game.

Up next for Jimmer and the Sharks is a Friday matchup with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls who are 18-12 on the season.

They are led by former NBA players Sonny Weems and Jarnell Stokes. Weems is averaging 31.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists while Stokes puts up 24.8 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Stokes is coming off one of his best games of the season on Wednesday when he managed 44 points and 22 rebounds in a 124-117 win over Fujian.



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