By: Jay Yeomans
Published: July 15, 2018
After playing just six minutes through the team’s first four games, including a pair of games where he did not play, Elijah Bryant finally saw some decent minutes and produced his best game so far as the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks, 91-89 on Saturday.
The former BYU guard delivered eight points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor while also contributing a pair of steals in 15 minutes of work.
The strong effort pushes Byrant’s three-game totals to 11 points on 56 percent shooting with four steals and two rebounds in 21 minutes.
With the win, Bryant and the 76ers earned another game on Sunday where they will take on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Abouo signs new deal
Following a really good season in his second year in France, Charles Abouo is on the move again.
After helping FOS-Provence move up to Pro A, Abouo will return to Pro B for the third straight season, signing a deal to play for regular-season champion, ADA Blois Basket 41, according to the team’s Twitter page.
Abouo is coming off a season where he averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 steals through 40 games during the regular season and playoffs.
He joins a Blois squad who finished first in the league with a 27-7 regular-season record a year ago, but did not participate in the Pro B playoffs.
Team Fredette adds another big piece
Team Fredette is definitely making a big run at bringing home a TBT Championship.
Just days after adding former BYU big man and Lithuanian League star, Brandon Davies to an already loaded roster, the team announced that another former Jimmer Fredette teammate, Ra’ Shad James was coming aboard.
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James, who played with Fredette on the Westchester Knicks, is a high-level scorer who has produced big numbers at multiple pro stops.
He most recently played for Yesilgiresun Belediye in Turkey’s top league where he averaged 15.1 points a night on the strength of 41.6 percent shooting from 3-point land. He also chipped in with 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 31.1 minutes.
Team Fredette starts its run in TBT on Saturday, July 21 at noon ET in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
Delgado makes big contributions in Mexican finals
Former BYU guard, Raul Delgado has been playing some very important minutes as Obregon has made an improbable run to the CIBACOPA Finals.
After going scoreless in nine minutes of action during a 17-point Game 1 loss to Tijuana, Delgado bounced back in a 74-71 Game 2 loss. He managed eight points on 50 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 100 percent from the foul line. He also chipped in with three assists, a steal and a block in 13 minutes.
Delgado followed that up with another strong effort in Game 3 as Obregon came away with an 83-73 win. He totaled seven points on 50 percent shooting from the field to go along with four rebounds, an assist and a block in 19 big minutes off the bench.