By: Jay Yeomans
Published: December 18, 2018
There have been some really impressive performances over recent days from a handful of the former Cougars playing basketball around the globe, and we are here to look back at them all.
The Shanghai Sharks mixed things up on Tuesday by bringing Jimmer Fredette off the bench for just the second time this season, but it didn’t translate to a win as the Sharks fell to the Shenzhen Leopards, 112-106.
Despite the loss, Fredette played a very solid game, finishing with a team-best 33 points on 11-for-24 shooting from the field, including 5-for-14 from beyond the arc and 6-for-7 from the foul line. He added five assists, three rebounds and three steals in 40 minutes.
With the loss, Shanghai is now 13-8 on the season and sit in a tie for seventh in the CBA standings.
Through 21 games, Fredette is now fourth in the CBA in scoring, averaging 37.6 points a night on 48 percent shooting from the field, 42.5 percent from 3-point land and 94 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 6.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists and a league-leading 3.5 steals in 41.1 minutes.
Elijah Bryant also had a massive offensive showing this week as the Hapoel Eilat Sharks knocked off Hapoel Gilboa Galil 88-70 for their seventh win in the row.
Bryant was the star of the show in the win as he registered a game-high 28 points (his second best scoring night of the season) on 7-for-11 shooting from the field, including 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and 10-for-11 at the foul line. He added nine rebounds, two assists and a block in 35 minutes.
The performance was good enough to land Bryant on the League’s top five for the week.
In 10 games, Bryant is first in the Winner League in scoring, averaging 21.4 points a night on 60.4 percent shooting from the field, 39.9 percent from distance and 75 percent at the foul line. He also contributes 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 34.4 minutes.
Brandon Davies has delivered some great games in recent days as well as one of the top big men in all of Europe. He started off his hot week with one of his best EuroLeague performances of the season in an 88-84 loss to FC Bayern Munich.
Davies was a monster in the close loss, totaling a team-high 21 points on 7-for-8 shooting from the field and 7-for-9 from the foul line. He also led the way with six rebounds and two blocks while handing out three assists in 30 minutes.
The EuroLeague Twitter page shared highlights from Brandon’s big night.
Through 12 EuroLeague contests, Davies is now fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 15.8 points on 58.9 percent shooting to go along with 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25:52.
Davies also played very well in limited action in LKL play as Zalgiris Kaunas hammered Nevezis, 79-55 on Sunday. In the easy win, the former BYU post player registered a game-best 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting. He added two boards, an assist and a steal in just 12:39 of work.
In 14 Lithuanian League games, Davies is averaging 12.8 points on 62 percent shooting from the floor with 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17:37.
Kyle Collinsworth also played one of his best games of the year as he registered his first double-double in a Raptors 905 uniform in a 110-105 loss to the Grand Rapids Drive. In the setback, he recorded a team-high 20 points on 9-for-19 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-3 from 3-point range. He added 10 rebounds (six on the offensive end), five steals and three assists in 34 minutes.
The NBA G League Twitter page shared some fun highlights on Collinsworth’s strong showing.
In 12 games, Collinsworth is averaging 11.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting to go along with 6.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals in 31.8 minutes.
Matt Carlino was in fine form once again as Roanne outlasted Caen 95-77 on Friday. In the win, he managed 17 points on the strength of 4-for-8 shooting from 3-point range and 3-for-4 from the free-throw line. He added a team-best six assists, three rebounds and a steal in 21 minutes.
He followed that up with a 3-point shooting clinic on Tuesday as he totaled a game-high 26 points in an 87-81 loss to Denain. Carlino was on fire in the loss, connecting on 9 of 16 shots from the field, including 8 of 14 from 3-point land. He also contributed a team-high five assists, four rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes off the bench.
On the season, Carlino is fourth in the Pro B in scoring, averaging 17.5 points a night on 49.3 percent shooting from distance and 86.2 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 4.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 22.8 minutes.
Frank Bartley IV had another solid outing on Sunday as the Saint John Riptide dropped a 93-86 decision to the Moncton Magic. In the loss, he totaled 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting from the field and 3-for-7 from beyond the arc. He added six rebounds and a pair of assists in 37 minutes.
In eight games, Bartley is averaging 14.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 29.5 minutes.