By: Jay Yeomans
Published: November 4, 2018
Jimmer Fredette and the Shanghai Sharks got out to a hot start and never looked back as they improved to 6-1 on the season with 101-88 road win over the Shanxi Brave Dragons on Sunday.
Fredette shot it well in the first half, totaling 15 points while going 6-for-9 from the floor and making both his free throws, to propel Shanghai to a 17-point lead at the break.
All told, the BYU legend managed 22 points on 8-for-21 shooting from the floor and 4-for-4 from the foul line. He also chipped in with eight rebounds, six assists and a steal in 39 minutes.
The Jimmer Watch YouTube channel shared highlights of the game.
Through seven games, Fredette is averaging 35.6 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, 44.4 percent from beyond the arc and is still perfect at the charity stripe (an astounding 53-for-53). He is also contributing 6.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.9 steals in 41.4 minutes a night.
Up next is a Tuesday match-up with the Beijing Ducks who are 3-4 on the season.
Collinsworth stuffs the stat sheet in first game of the season
Despite some shooting woes, Kyle Collinsworth proved to be a very valuable piece for the Raptors 905 on Saturday. Not only did he stuff the stat sheet, but he came up with one of the biggest plays of the day as he blocked a would-be game-winner from Shake Milton in the final seconds as the 905 held on for a 126-125 win over the Delaware Blue Coats.
In the one-point win, Collinsworth registered eight points on 4-for-11 shooting from the floor to go along with four rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocks in 25 minutes on the floor.
The former BYU standout did all of his damage on the offensive end in the first two quarters scoring all of his baskets in the paint, including a slick drive where he beat his man with a spin move to get to the rim on a play that made the G-League’s Top Plays of the Day.
Here is some video of that move from the NBA G-League YouTube channel.
Collinsworth and Raptors 905 are back on the floor on Thursday with a match up against the Westchester Knicks.
Carlino lights it up again in big wins
Matt Carlino had a terrific week on the floor for Chorale Roanne who won both of its games to stay unblemished on the season.
In a 77-69 win over Paris in Leaders Cup quarter-final action, he registered 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. He added three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes off the bench.
Carlino was even better on Friday, earning game MVP honors after Roanne hammered Chartres, 85-63. In the lopsided affair, he totaled 18 points on 70 percent shooting from the floor (4-for-6 from 3-point land) while dishing out five assists in just 16 minutes of work.
In Pro B action, Carlino is averaging 18 points a night on 56.8 percent shooting from the field, 55 percent from distance and 100 percent at the foul line. He also chips in with 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 21.8 minutes.
In Leaders Cup play, he is averaging 13 points a contest to go along with 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.7 minutes.
Haws continues to produce good numbers
Tyler Haws had another solid showing as his Levitec Huesca squad fell to Palencia on Friday, 77-76. In the tough loss, he totaled 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals.
Through six games, Haws is averaging 14.5 points a night on 49.2 percent shooting from the field and 100 percent from the foul line (18-for-18). He also chips in with 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 27:59.
Davies has productive night in EuroLeague setback
Despite significant foul problems that kept him on the bench for much of the game, Brandon Davies was very productive in a 90-79 loss to Real Madrid on Friday. In the loss, he totaled 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the floor with three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 17:29.
In EuroLeague play, Davies is averaging 13.4 points on 57.8 percent shooting while adding 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 23:42.
The latest on Mika, Tavernari in Italy
Eric Mika registered four points in 12 minutes on Sunday as Germani Brescia Leonessa came away with an 84-81 win over Pesaro.
Through five Italian League games, he is averaging 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.2 minutes.
His numbers are very similar in EuroCup action where he is putting up 4.2 points on 50 percent shooting with 2.0 rebounds in 11:58.
As for Jonathan Tavernari, he wasn’t in the rotation on Sunday, playing just three minutes in a 76-59 loss to Brindisi.
In four games, he is averaging 5.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16.3 minutes.
Abouo just misses double-double in loss
Charles Abouo made some valuable contributions on Saturday as Blois dropped an 86-78 decision to Rouen. He registered nine points on 2-for-5 shooting from the floor (1-for-2 from 3-point land) and 4-for-6 from the foul line. He added a team-high eight rebounds, a steal and an assist in 26 minutes.
On the season, Abouo is averaging 10.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting with 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 23.3 minutes a night.
Bryant stars in big win
Elijah Bryant had the best performance of his young career earlier in the week in an 81-75 win.
On the season, Bryant is second in the league in scoring, averaging 22.5 points a game on 59.6 percent shooting from the floor and 83.3 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 36.8 minutes a contest.