BYU Cougs in the news: The latest on Kyle Collinsworth, Davies and Tavernari; Aytes had big game (video)

Published: February 2, 2018

Kyle Collinsworth will finish out his second 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks as a member of the Texas Legends.

The Mavericks assigned the former BYU guard back to the Legends on Thursday which allows him one more game before the contract expires.

The move was made a day after Collinsworth played 10 solid minutes in a 102-88 loss to the Phoenix Suns where he totaled four points on 1-for-2 shooting from the field and 2-for-4 from the foul line. He added a pair of rebounds and a steal while making his presence felt on the defensive end of the floor.

His best stretch on the defensive end came while guarding 2017 No. 4 draft pick Josh Jackson.

The Blue Brethren Twitter page shared a video of the sequence.

They also shared video of Collinsworth’s dunk in the closing minutes of the game.

In 11 games with the Mavericks, during his 2-way contract and two 10-day deals, Collinsworth averaged 2.5 points on 62.5 percent shooting with 2.5 rebounds in 10.5 minutes.

Aytes had another 20-point game

Jamal Aytes had his fourth 20-point game of the season and his second in as many games as the Southern Utah Thunderbirds fell to the Weber State Wildcats 90-80 on Thursday.

Aytes finished with a team-best 20 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field and 6-for-9 from the foul line in 27 minutes of work.

On the season, he is averaging 12.5 points on 57.5 percent shooting with 5.2 rebounds in 20.3 minutes a night.

The latest on Davies, Tavernari in European competitions

Brandon Davies made another start for Zalgiris Kaunas in a 99-84 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday in EuroLeague action. The former BYU big man totaled six points on 3-for-7 shooting from the field to go along with four rebounds and an assist in 13:39.

In 21 games, Davies is averaging 7.3 points on 59.8 percent shooting with 3.0 rebounds in 14:39.

Jonathan Tavernari made some solid contributions of his own coming off the bench in a 103-92 Dinamo Sassari win over UNET Holon on Tuesday. He registered eight points on 3-for-5 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc. He also chipped in with four rebounds, a block and a steak in 15:50.

In six games in Basketball Champions League, he is averaging 6.0 points on 43.5 percent shooting from 3-point range. He also adds 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 13.1 minutes.


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