By: Jay Yeomans
Published: October 15, 2018
It was a busy week for many of the former BYU basketball stars playing the game around the globe.
Elijah Bryant had another terrific showing on the offensive end of the floor in a losing effort on Saturday as Hapoel Mall Hayam Eilat fell to Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, 83-70. The former BYU guard finished with a game-high 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field, including 2-for-5 from 3-point land and 3 of 4 at the foul line. He also contributed three rebounds and a block in 36 minutes on the floor.
The Winner League’s Twitter page shared video of Bryant’s scoring night.
On the season, Bryant is eighth in the Israel Winner League in scoring, averaging 21 points a game on 73.9 percent shooting from the field, 55.6 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the charity stripe. He is also chipping in with 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 35 minutes a contest.
Tyler Haws also shot lights out over the weekend as Levitec Huesca came away with a 97-86 win over CB Prat. In the win, The Cougars’ all-time leading scorer registered 15 points on 75 percent shooting from the floor, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc, to go along with a rebound and an assist in 24 minutes.
On the season, Haws is averaging 14 points a night on 53.3 percent shooting from the field and 100 percent from the free-throw line. He is also managing 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 26:47 a night.
Matt Carlino put up an MVP performance as Chorale Roanne Basket started out the ProB season off right with a 92-77 win over Gries-Oberhoffen. In the victory, the former BYU starter totaled 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field, including 3-for-6 from distance and 3-for-3 at the foul line. He added six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 23 minutes of work off the bench.
In Leaders Cup action, Carlino is averaging 16.3 points a game on 49 percent shooting with 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 24.3 minutes.
Charles Abouo also played in his first ProB regular season game of the year, but didn’t have as much luck as Blois fell to Caen, 74-69. In the five-point loss, he registered seven points on 3-for-8 with a rebound in 14 minutes on the floor.
Along with his showing in the first game of the season, Abouo is averaging 6.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals in four Leaders Cup games.
It was a tough week for Brandon Davies and his Zalgiris Kaunas team who lost games in the LKL and EuroLeague.
In a 75-60 loss to Neptunas in Lithuanian League action, Davies totaled 11 points, six rebounds, an assist and a block in 19:40 on the floor. The former BYU big man added six points, four rebounds and three assists in EuroLeague play as Kaunas dropped an 87-79 decision to Baskonia.
In six LKL games, Davies is putting up 12 points a game on 51.2 percent shooting to go along with 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 18:34.
Eric Mika saw limited action for the second game in a row as Germani Brescia Leonessa outlasted Grissin Bon Reggio 83-79. in the win, the former BYU pivot registered four points and two rebounds in 11 minutes on the floor.
On the season, Mika is averaging 4.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15.5 minutes.
On the home front, Kyle Collinsworth saw his time with the Toronto Raptors come to an end as the NBA club waived the former BYU guard after their final preseason game.
In four exhibition games with the Raptors, Collinsworth totaled three points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 33 minutes.