BYU Cougs in the news: Davies, Abouo advance to league finals; Emery responds to tweets about Kawhi and Jimmer

Published: June 5, 2018

It has been a good week for former BYU teammates, Brandon Davies and Charles Abouo.

Davies played a significant role as Zalgiris Kaunas swept through their second round series with Lietkabelis to advance to the LKL finals.

He was very efficient during the sweep as he missed just nine shots while scoring in double figures in two of the three games. His best performance came in game 1 when he totaled 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line. He added seven rebounds, two steals and a pair of blocks in the 24-point win.

Through 40 games in Lithuanian League play, Davies has averaged 10.1 points on 60.2 percent shooting from the field. He has also chipped in with 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 16:22.

In the playoffs, he is putting up 10.8 points on 65 percent shooting from the floor with 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists as Zalgiris has won six straight.

Davies and Zalgiris are still waiting to see who they will square off against for the title.

Abouo has also made a big impact as FOS-Provence advanced to the French Pro B championship round after a 92-70 win over Rouen on Monday. He was especially good on the offensive end in the series clinching 22-point win, totaling 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-3 from 3-point range in 28 minutes.

In 34 regular season games, Abouo averaged 13.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting with 4.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals in 27.8 minutes.

While Davies and Abouo await their finals opponents, Raul Delgado is still in the middle of his regular season in Mexico.

Delgado joined Obregon in the middle of the season and has already produced some terrific shooting performances. His best game came in an 81-79 loss to Durango when he managed 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc and 1-for-1 from the foul line in just seven minutes on the floor.

In seven games, he is averaging 5.4 points on 56.3 percent shooting from distance in 8.1 minutes.

While three former Cougars are finding success on the floor, another was having a little fun on social media.

Former BYU 3-and-D stud, Jackson Emery responded on Twitter to some photos of Kawhi Leonard clapping at Jimmer Fredette after the Aztecs beat the Cougars in the MWC Tournament title.


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