By: Jay Yeomans
Published: November 26, 2018
It was a very good week for many of the former Cougars playing basketball around the world.
Jimmer Fredette, Elijah Bryant and Tyler Haws all put up big numbers in wins while Eric Mika and Frank Bartley set new season highs in scoring. Brandon Davies also had a pair impressive performances in two different league, including a night to remember against a Russian powerhouse.
Here is a look at how each of the former BYU basketball players performed recently.
Jimmer Fredette continued to put up big numbers as the Shanghai Sharks improved to 11-4 with a 114-107 win over Qingdao on Friday. In the win, the former national college player of the year totaled a team-high 34 points on 11-for-23 shooting from the field, including 6-for-12 from 3-point land and 6-for-7 from the foul line. He added eight assists, four rebounds and a pair of steals in 45 minutes of action.
You can read the game story here.
Through 15 games, Fredette is fifth in the CBA in scoring, averaging 38 points a night on 51.6 percent shooting, 46.7 percent from 3-point land and 95.1 percent from the foul line. He also contributes 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 3.5 steals in 41.4 minutes.
Elijah Bryant posted his first double-double of the season on Saturday as his Hapoel Mall Hayam Eilat Sharks knocked off Ironi Nahariya, 77-71. In the victory, he finished with a team-best 18 points on 6-for-13 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point attempt while converting all three of his free throws. He also registered a game-high 11 rebounds (four on the offensive end), an assist, a steal and a block in 36 minutes.
In eight games, Bryant is second in the Winner League in scoring, averaging 21.5 points a night on 60.7 percent shooting from the floor and 70.6 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 35 minutes a contest.
Tyler Haws had another big scoring night on Friday as Levitec Huesca outlasted Coviran Granada, 89-82 in double overtime. In the win, he totaled a game-best 22 points on the strength of 2-for-3 shooting from 3-point land and 10-for-12 at the foul line. He added eight rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes.
Through nine games, Haws is fifth in the LEB Gold in scoring, averaging 16.6 points a game on 46.7 percent shooting from the floor and 94.7 percent at the charity stripe. He also averages 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 29:45.
Eric Mika had his most productive day of the season as Germani Brescia Leonessa came away with an 83-76 win over Fiat Torino on Sunday. In the win, the former BYU inside force recorded 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting from the floor and 50 percent from the foul line. He added four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 17 minutes.
In eight Italian League games, Mika is averaging 5.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting with 2.6 rebounds in 12.8 minutes.
Frank Bartley IV stuffed the stat sheet on Sunday as his Saint John Riptide got beat by the Halifax Hurricanes, 91-86. In the loss, Bartley registered a career-high 16 points while grabbing four rebounds, handing out four assists and collecting a steal in 21 minutes.
On the season, Bartley is averaging 9.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 18.7 minutes a night.
Brandon Davies had a perfect shooting night from the floor on Sunday as Zalgiris Kaunas improved to 11-1 with a 109-68 win over Pieno Zvaigzdes. In the huge win, he managed 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting from the floor and 1-for-2 from the line in 11:36 of work.
In 12 games, Davies is 10th in the LKL in scoring, averaging 12.4 points on 59 percent shooting with 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 17:37.
Davies also delivered the best game of his EuroLeague career last week in an 88-83 loss to Khimki. You can read about his career day here.
In nine EuroLeague games, he is seventh in the league in scoring averaging 14.4 points a night and 11th in rebounding with 5.7 boards.
Kyle Collinsworth had a solid around effort on Friday as the Raptors 905 outlasted the Greensboro Swarm, 107-100. In the win, he finished with eight points on 60 percent shooting from the floor and 100 percent at the foul line. He added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in 30 minutes.
On the season, Collinsworth is averaging 10 points on 45.7 percent shooting to go along with 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in 30.3 minutes.
Matt Carlino had another double-figure scoring effort on Friday as Roanne knocked off Quimper, 93-88. In the win, he managed 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 20 minutes on the floor.
Despite coming off the bench, Carlino is tied for sixth in his league in scoring, averaging 16.3 points a contest on 44.4 percent shooting from 3-point range and 87 percent at the foul line. He also contributes 4.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 21.6 minutes.
Damarcus Harrison had a quality outing on Sunday as Tallina Ulikool/Kalev beat Latvijas Universitate, 66-53. In the win, he finished with a game-high 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field, including 2-for-3 from distance. He also managed a game-best six assists, three rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes.
Through eight games, Harrison is averaging 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.6 assists in 28.8 minutes.
Jonathan Tavernari made the start on Sunday, but finished with just three points and a rebound in 15 minutes in a 102-82 loss to Alma Trieste.
In seven games, Tavernari is averaging 3.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting with 2.3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes.
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