By: Jay Yeomans
Published: January 18, 2019
Kyle Collinsworth had one of his best games as a pro on Thursday night as his Raptors 905 knocked off the Greensboro Swarm, 119-117.
The former BYU star finished with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the field, including 1-for-2 from beyond the arc and 3-for-4 from the foul line. He added a game-best nine assists, nine rebounds and three steals in 41 minutes of work.
The NBA G League Twitter page shared highlights of his performance.
Through 21 games, Collinsworth is averaging a career-best 11.8 points on 47 percent shooting from the field to go along with 7.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.2 minutes a night.
Sharks get crushed without Jimmer
Without the services of Jimmer Fredette on Friday, the Shanghai Sharks got drilled by Tianjin Gold Lions, 128-102.
The Sharks had no answers on either side of the floor without their star guard, who missed the game because of technical foul accumulation, as the Gold Lions jumped out to a 15-point first-quarter lead and never looked back.
Luis Scola paced Shanghai in the loss with 30 points and 13 rebounds as the team dropped to 15-17 on the season.
Through 30 games on the floor, Fredette is averaging 37.4 points on 53 percent shooting from inside the arc, 41 percent from 3-point range and a league-best 95 percent at the foul line. He also chips in with 6.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists while topping the league charts with 3.0 steals in 40.3 minutes.
Fredette and the Sharks will be back on the floor on Sunday as they try to snap their losing streak against the Beijing Fly Dragons.
Mika has big night in Champions League
In just his second game with his new squad, Eric Mika delivered his most productive game of the season on Wednesday as Medi Bayreuth fell to Virtus Bologna, 93-83.
Despite playing limited minutes in the loss, Mika really made his presence felt with 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field and 5-for-6 from the foul line. He also chipped in with four rebounds (three on the offensive end), an assist and a block in 11:06 on the floor.
Chatman has big game against Louisville
Jordan Chatman caught fire from beyond the arc, but it wasn’t enough as the Boston College Eagles fell to the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, 80-70.
Chatman led the way for the Eagles in the loss, finishing with a team-high 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field, including a blistering 6-for-10 from 3-point land. He added three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes.
On the season, Chatman is averaging 12.8 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 boards in 35.8 minutes a night.
Toolson shines as Wolverines break even in league play
Jake Toolson had a great shooting performance on Thursday night as the UVU Wolverines improved to 2-2 in WAC play with a 82-61 win over UT Rio Grande Valley.
In the win, Toolson totaled a game-high 19 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field, including a perfect 3-for-3 from distance and 6-for-6 at the line. He added a game-high eight rebounds to go along with a pair of assists and a steal in 30 minutes.
On the season, Toolson is averaging 15.8 points a night on 58.2 percent shooting from the floor, 48.6 percent from 3-point land and 90 percent at the foul line. He also contributes 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 33.5 minutes a contest.