BYU Cougs in the news: Kyle Collinsworth has huge game in Stars debut; Eric Mika continues hot start (video)

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: November 14, 2019

Kyle Collinsworth made a huge impact in his first game in a Salt Lake Stars uniform in a 122-116 loss to the Iowa Wolves.

The former Cougar playmaker showed off his vast skill set, finishing with 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field and 3-for-5 from the free-throw line. He added nine rebounds (three on the offensive end), four assists and a steal in 28 minutes off the bench.

Collinsworth did most of his damage on the offensive end thanks to his ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. Those penetration skills also opened up space for him to throw three perfect lob passes for layups for his teammates.

You can watch a highlight package by clicking on the link here.

Collinsworth and the Stars are back on the court on Friday night as they return home to face off with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Mika continues to dominate

Eric Mika had his third straight monster game on Wednesday night as the Stockton Kings drilled the Sioux Falls Skyforce, 132-112.

In the 20-point win, the former BYU big man totaled 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the field and 1-for-1 from the foul line. He also registered a game-high 15 rebounds (two on the offensive end) and three assists in 31 minutes.

Mika was especially good in the first half, recording 16 of his 20 points on an array of layups, mid-range jumpers, and dunks.

The NBA G-League Twitter page shared highlights on the strong showing.

This was the second time in three games that Mika finished with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds. It is also the third consecutive game that he had at least 15 rebounds.

On the season, Mika is averaging 18 points on 52.6 percent shooting from the field and  87.5 percent from the foul line. He is also the league leader in rebounding with 19.0 rebounds while handing out 3.3 assists in 35.6 minutes a game.

Mika and his Stockton teammates will be back on the floor on Friday afternoon against the Memphis Hustle.

Other Cougars on the court

Jordan Chatman connected on a pair of threes on Wednesday on his way to eight points as his Sibiu squad dropped a 75-69 decision to Oradea in Europe Cup play. In four games in the European competition, he is putting up 12.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Frank Bartley IV had another big scoring night over the weekend as Valladolid dropped just its second game of the season, 67-64. In the loss, he finished with a game-high 19 points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in 32 minutes.

In eight games, 16.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.4 minutes.

LJ Rose has had some very nice performances as of late since returning to the lineup for Pyrinto in Finland. In a 105-88 win over Kobrat, he recorded 16 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range. He added seven rebounds and a team-best seven assists in 23 minutes.

In seven games, he is averaging 9.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in 26.9 minutes.

Jimmer Fredette missed Thursday’s EuroLeague game with a calf injury that he suffered in a Greek Cup loss.

 

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