BYU Cougs in the news: Frank Bartley IV, Jake Toolson earn all-conference recognition; Jordan Chatman helps BC make ACC Tournament push (video)

Published: March 8, 2018

It has been a really good season for many of the former Cougars finishing up their college basketball careers at other schools.

Frank Bartley IV has been recognized for his huge season as he earned two big honors this week prior to starting the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. The first award came Monday as Louisiana’s leading scorer was named First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference. It was his second season in a row being named an all-conference player after earned third-team recognition last year.

Bartley was also named to the All-District VII Team by the United States Basketball Writers Association. He was the only player from the Sun Belt to earn that distinction.

On the season, Bartley is averaging 17.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the floor, including 38 percent from beyond the arc and 87 percent from the foul line. He also manages 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.7 minutes a contest.

Toolson named All-WAC Newcomer Team

Jake Toolson also earned some recognition at his new school on Tuesday as he was named to the WAC’s All-Newcomer Team.

Toolson averaged 11.4 points a night on 50.9 percent shooting from the field, including 36 percent from distance and 84.7 percent at the foul line. He also contributed 4.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 28.5 minutes.

Chatman helps BC advance in ACC Tournament

Jordan Chatman has had two productive showings as the Boston College Eagles have advanced past the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the first two rounds of the ACC Tournament.

In Tuesday’s 87-77 win over the Yellow Jackets, Chatman totaled 13 points, four rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes while showing off a nice midrange game.

The next day, Chatman caught fire from 3-point land at the Eagles knocked off the Wolfpack, 91-87.

In the upset win, he totaled 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point land while handing out three assists and grabbing a pair of rebounds in 38 minutes.

He talked to Zack Spears of EagleAction.com after the big win.

On the season, Chatman is averaging 13 points on 40 percent shooting from distance and 89.6 percent from the free-throw line to go along with 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 36.6 minutes.

Aytes scores in double figures as Thunderbirds upset Bengals

Jamal Aytes also started out his conference tournament in fine fashion as the Southern Utah Thunderbirds beat the Idaho State Bengals 76-68 in the first round of the Big Sky. In the win, he finished with 10 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor while adding three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes of action.

On the season, he is averaging a team-leading 12.6 points a game on 58.7 percent shooting from the floor and 73.1 percent from the charity stripe with 5.0 rebounds in 20.9 minutes.

Abouo has good night in 12-point win

Charles Abouo had another solid performance as FOS Provence beat Rouen 83-71 on Tuesday to improve to 16-5 in Pro B action.

The former BYU standout finished tied for the team lead with 15 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, including 3-for-7 from 3-point land. He added seven rebounds and an assist in 34 minutes.

Through 21 games, Abouo is averaging 13.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting with 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.4 minutes.

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