BYU Cougs in the news: Davies sweeps awards; Collinsworth chronicles journey to the NBA; Latest Mika rumors (video)

Brandon Davies was honored with so many awards over the last two days for his amazing play this season that’s it’s almost hard to keep track.

The LKL did its season-ending award ceremony on Wednesday where the former Cougar big not only picked up his championship, but he also took home the Finals MVP.

He was also named one of the five best players in the league – similar to All-NBA First-Team for the LKL. also handed out its awards for the LKL season, and Davies absolutely cleaned up, taking home just about every major honor that the website had. He was named to the All-Imports Team, All-Lithuanian LKL First-Team, Center of the Year, Import of the Year, Finals MVP and last, but certainly not least, Player of the Year.

That’s a remarkable haul for the Provo High School graduate, especially when you consider that he averaged just 17:11 a game of the course of the 45 games he played through the LKL regular season and playoffs.

Even while playing less than half a game each night, Davies led Zalgiris Kaunas with 11.3 points a game on 61.8 percent shooting from the floor to go along with a team-best 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

His numbers got even better during the finals where he averaged 20.6 points on an astounding 70 percent shooting from the field and 82.5 percent from the foul line. He added 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 23.6 minutes.

The BC Zalgiris Kaunas YouTube channel shared highlights of his finals performance.

Collinsworth chronicles path to the NBA

Kyle Collinsworth also made a YouTube appearance on Wednesday in a video from the NBAGLeague YouTube channel that chronicles his path to the Dallas Mavericks.

During the video, Collinsworth talked about how he ended up with the Mavericks in the first place, his time with the Texas Legends and his call up to Dallas. He also mentioned all of his different contracts with the Mavs and his first game with the club.

In 32 games (two starts) on the floor with the Mavericks, The NCAA’s triple-double king averaged 3.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 15 minutes a contest.

Check out the highlights of some of his best plays from his rookie campaign with Dallas.

The latest rumors on where Eric Mika will play next

Eric Mika was also in the news this week as a handful of international sites reported that one of the top clubs in Italy, Leonessa Brescia may be interested in his services.

Mika is coming off a season where he averaged 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists in 29 games for a VL Pesaro squad that finished just one game out of last place and won only eight games.

I fully expect that Mika will play in one of the NBA summer leagues before he makes a decision on where he will play next season.

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