By: Jay Yeomans
Published: January 8, 2020
After a long time away there is quite a bit to catch up on when it comes to the former BYU basketball players hooping it up around the globe. Here is the latest on how each of our Cougar favorites have done this season.
Charles Abouo, Fos-Provence (France – Pro B)
Abouo has had an up and down season in his fourth season in France. He has scored 20 or more points three times in 13 games but hasn’t reached double figures in any of the other 10. One of his best recent showings came in a 90-86 loss to Evreux when he totaled 23 points on 8-for-15 shooting from the field, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. He added three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 31 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals in 24.8 minutes.
Agustin Ambrosino, Sao Jose (Brazil – NBB)
Ambrosino’s minutes have been all over the place this season but he has been productive when he has been on the court. He has scored in double figures five times, including four of the last five games in which he played at least 10 minutes. His best game of late came in a 103-86 loss to Flamengo when he recorded 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field, 2-for-3 from distance and 2-for-2 from the line. He added four rebounds in 18 minutes.
In 15 games, Ambrosino is averaging 7.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.3 minutes.
Frank Bartley IV, Valladolid (Spain – LEB Gold)
Bartley is off to a tremendous start in his first season in Europe. He is the go-to guy on the top team in Spain’s second-best league. One of his best games so far came in an 86-79 win over Palencia when he finished with 26 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point land. He added four boards, two steals, and an assist in 34 minutes.
Through 16 games, Bartley leads his league in scoring with 17.4 points a night to go along with 2.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.4 steals in 31 minutes.
Elijah Bryant, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel – Winner League, EuroLeague)
Elijah Bryant has been a solid contributor in his first season in EuroLeague. He has scored in double figures on six occasions in the continent top competition as well as seven more times in Israel. One of his best games so far came in a win over Baskonia when he managed 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the field, including 50 percent from beyond the arc. He also chipped in with six rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 21 minutes.
In 16 EuroLeague games, he is averaging 8.0 points on 52 percent shooting from the floor, 47.4 percent from 3-point land and 75 percent at the foul line. He also chips in with 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 18:53 on the court.
In 12 Winner League games, he is putting up 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.2 steals in 23.2 minutes.
Jordan Chatman, BC CSU Sibiu (Romania – Liga Nationala, Europe Cup)
Chatman has proven to be a very valuable 3-point threat in his first season of pro basketball. He was especially good in Europe Cup action where he connected on 48.9 percent of his 7.5 attempts a game. His best showing of the season to this point came in a win over Fribourg when he finished with 25 points on 7-for-9 shooting from distance while adding two rebounds and two assists.
In 12 games in Romania, he is averaging 8.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 25:10.
In six Europe Cup games, he averaged 13.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 30.3 minutes.
Kyle Collinsworth, Salt Lake Stars (NBA G-League)
Collinsworth has been a key piece of one of the top teams in the G-League this season despite playing a career-low in minutes. One of his best games of the season came in a loss to the Iowa Wolves when he went for 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and a steal in 28 minutes.
Through 16 games, he is averaging 8.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 26.5 minutes.
Brandon Davies, FC Barcelona (Spain – Liga Endesa, EuroLeague)
Brandon Davies is off to a strong start while playing for one of the top teams in all of Europe. He has scored in double figures 21 times, including four games of 20 or more. His best showing of the season came against Baskonia when he put up 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the floor and 6-for-7 from the free-throw line. He added 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
In 15 Spanish League games, he is averaging 12.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in 18.6 minutes.
In 17 EuroLeague games, Davies is putting up 9.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 steals in 20:37 on the floor.
Raul Delgado, Capitanes (Mexico – LNBP)
Delgado has had a solid season in varying roles for one of the better teams in Mexico. One of his best games of the year came in a win over Panteras when he recorded 18 points on 60 percent shooting from the floor and 100 percent at the foul line. He added three rebounds, two steals, and an assist in 23 minutes.
In 30 games, he is averaging 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11.7 minutes.
Jimmer Fredette, Panathinaikos (Greece – A1, EuroLeague)
Fredette has been on fire from 3-point land most of the season. He has been especially good in Greek League play where he is shooting nearly 70 percent from 3-point land and the team’s leading scorer. One of his best games came in a win over Iraklis when he finished with 24 points on 80 percent shooting from the floor, 75 percent from distance and 100 percent from the line.
In 16 EuroLeague games, Fredette is averaging 14.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting from three and 95.5 percent at the foul line. He also chips in with 2.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 23:10.
In 12 Greek League games, he is averaging 14.3 points on 68.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the stripe.
Damarcus Harrison, DEAC (Hungary – A Division)
Harrison has been playing some quality minutes for one of the upper echelon teams in Hungary. One of his best performances came in a tough loss to Kormend when he totaled 16 points on the strength of a 4-for-7 shooting night from 3-point land. He added five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 24 minutes.
In 14 games, Harrison is averaging 8.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in 23.5 minutes.
Eric Mika, Stockton Kings (NBA G-League)
Mika has put up big numbers no matter where he has played this season. He has scored in double figures in all but one game while recording 11 double-doubles in 14 games. His best game of the season came in China in a 116-107 loss to Shandong when he put up 35 points on 13-for-17 shooting from the floor to go along with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block in 40 minutes.
After his short stay in China, Mika has returned to the Stockton Kings where he posted another double-double in his first game back.
In seven games for Xinjiang, he averaged 19.9 points on 56 percent shooting with 11.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.4 steals in 30.9 minutes.
In seven games with the Stockton Kings, he is averaging 18.9 points, 15.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 35.6 minutes.