BYU Cougs in the news: Brandon Davies shines in big win; Fredette to sign shoes, shirts at football kick-off party

Brandon Davies picked up right where he left off with a dominating offensive showing as Zalgiris Kaunas hammered Siauliai, 95-60 on Wednesday.

Despite playing just 13:56, the former BYU big man was the game’s leading scorer, finishing with 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field and 2-for-3 from the foul line. Davies also contributed a pair of rebounds, a steal and a block in the blowout win.

Ambrosino has solid performance in important win

Agustin Ambrosino and his CAN Oruro teammates bounced back from a lackluster game 1 showing with a 73-72 win over La Salle Tarija to even up the semi-final series at one game a piece.

In the one-point win, the former Cougar registered 10 points on 60 percent shooting from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. He also totaled five rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes of work.

Game 3 of the series will be on Saturday.

Abouo struggles in loss to former team

Charles Abouo didn’t have his best game on Wednesday as his ADA Blois Basket fell to ASC Denain Voltaire, 68-66.

In the close loss, the former BYU swingman finished with just two points on 1-for-4 from the floor, including 0-for-2 from beyond the arc while adding an assist and a steal in 14:53 on the floor.

Latest on Mika and Carlino

Former BYU teammates Eric Mika and Matt Carlino both didn’t see action on Wednesday as their respective teams dropped exhibition games. For Mika, it was third missed game.

Fredette to sign shirts and shoes for fans

If you ever wanted to meet BYU legend Jimmer Fredette, now’s your chance.

Thanks to Royal Army Brand, Fredette will be at the Swig in Provo on Saturday for a pre-game kick-off party.

The former NCAA National Player of the year will be at the Swig as part of Royal Army’s release of a Fredette t-shirt that people can buy then get it signed. According to the press release, there will also be opportunities to get 361 shoes, that you can also have signed, and take pictures with the current Shanghai Sharks’ star.

Cougars add former Utah Mr. Basketball

The Cougars bolstered their backcourt for the 2019-20 basketball season with the addition of Gonzaga transfer, Jesse Wade.

Wade won’t see action on the floor this season, due to transfer rules, but will have three years of eligibility at BYU  after sitting out the year.

Even though he didn’t provide eye-popping numbers during his freshman campaign with the Bulldogs, Wade is a huge get for the Cougars. The former Davis High School product was a three-time All-State selection during his time with the Darts, including a senior year where he averaged 26.8 points a night to take home the illustrious Mr. Basketball award handed out by the Deseret News.

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