BYU Cougs in the news: Chatman shoots lights out in win over Syracuse; The latest on Collinsworth; Draft profile on Fred Warner (video)

Published: March 1, 2018

Jordan Chatman had another terrific shooting performance from the outside as the Boston College Eagles knocked off the Syracuse Orange 85-70 on Wednesday night.

The former BYU Cougar finished with 18 points on the strength of 5-for-10 shooting from beyond the arc and 3-for-3 from the foul line.

Chatman was fantastic against the vaunted Orange zone from the start as he connected on two threes to help the Eagles open up an early seven-point lead.

The second half start the same way as the first for Chatman as he drilled two more threes in the opening minutes to push the lead to nine. He added his third three of the half later in the game to give Boston College a 15-point cushion.

It was his 11th game on the season with at least 15 points and his fifth game with five threes or more.

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim had some very good things to say about Chatman and his shooting ability in the post game press conference.

In 29 games, the junior guard is averaging 12.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting from 3-point range and 88.7 percent shooting from the foul line with 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 36.4 minutes.

The latest on Kyle Collinsworth

Kyle Collinsworth has seen his floor time nearly disappear since coming back from the all-star break.

The NCAA’s triple-double king got his second straight DNP-CD (did not play – coach’s decision) on Wednesday night as the Mavericks fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 111-110 in overtime.

Collinsworth has played just seven minutes in Dallas’s last four contests.

In 17 games, he is averaging 2.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting from the floor with 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.9 minutes.

Broadus shows off passing skills in Big Baller Brand International Tournament

Despite an 0-3 finish for Vytautas in the Big Baller Brand International Tournament, Rashaun Broadus showed that he still has plenty of skills as a lead guard.

In a 128-96 loss to Polish club Wilki Morskie Szczecin, Broadus came of the bench to record five points, six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 13:02 of action.

He followed that up the next night by handing out four assists and grabbing a rebound in a 96-87 loss to Helios Suns Domzale.

For the tournament, Broadus averaged 4.0 points, 5.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds while collecting five steals in the first two games.

Draft profile for Fred Warner

In football news, Parker Hurley of the website Full Press Coverage released his Pittsburgh Steelers Fred Warner Draft profile.

In the profile, Hurley broke down Warner’s strengths and weaknesses, gave a pro comparison and then finally looked at how the former Cougar would fit in with the Steelers.

When looking at a pro comparison for Warner, Hurley turned to another former Cougar – Kyle Van Noy.

Comparing the two, Hurley wrote, “The two can be used in a variety of ways, but the perfect choice of usage has to come with some creativity. Teams have to get Warner in space and defending tight ends and running backs. He does not have to avoid the box at all costs and should gain experience defending the run. However, he cannot be looked at as your standard every-down linebacker. Scheme adjustments must be made to bring out the best in him.”

I think most BYU fans would be happy if Warner could turn into the player Van Noy has become since joining New England.

For the full draft profile, click here.

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