By: Jay Yeomans
Published: March 14, 2020
Now that just about every basketball league around the globe (sorry Turkey) has either been postponed or canceled, it is the perfect time to catch up on all that has happened with our former BYU Cougars who have played in different spots around the world during the 2019-20 season.
There have been a lot of changes throughout the year, including players who have changed teams, ups-and-downs from some of the biggest stars and even one of the all-time greats returning to the floor after a substantial break.
Here is a look at where the former Cougars have played these season and how they have performed.
Charles Abouo, Fos-Provence (France – Pro B)
Abouo has had some huge games recently as Fos-Provence jumped back into the playoff race before the season was halted. One of his best games of the season came this week when he ended up with 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting from the field and 4-for-9 from beyond the arc. He also registered five steals, four rebounds, and four assists in 36 minutes.
On the season, He has averaged 10.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.3 steals in 24.7 minutes.
Agustin Ambrosino, Sao Jose (Brazil – NBB)
Ambrosino has delivered from really nice showings. One of his best games came in a 92-77 win over Brasilia when he came off the bench to put up 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field, including a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. He added five assists and three rebounds in 18 minutes.
On the season, Ambrosino is averaging 6.7 points on 51.2 percent shooting from the floor and 46 percent from the foul line to go along with 2.5 rebounds in 13.5 minutes.
Frank Bartley IV, Valladolid (Spain – LEB Gold)
Bartley has done extraordinarily well in his first season in Spain. He is the League’s leading scorer and a huge part of the top team. His best game in the last few months came in an 88-85 overtime loss to Club Melilla Baloncesto when he totaled 28 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists in 45 minutes.
On the season, Bartley is averaging 16.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.4 steals in 30:13.
Elijah Bryant, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel – Winner League, EuroLeague)
Whether in the starting lineup or coming off the bench, Bryant has been a huge part of one of the best teams in all of Europe. One of his best EuroLeague performances of the season came in a come-from-behind win over Khimki when he managed 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals in 27:14.
In 27 EuroLeague games, Bryant is averaging 8.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 19:45 on the floor.
In 19 Winner League games, he is averaging 9.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals in 24.5 minutes.
Jordan Chatman, BC CSU Sibiu (Romania – Liga Nationala, Europe Cup)
Chatman had spent his first season as a pro playing on one of the top teams in Romania. His best game of the year came in a huge win U-Banca Transilvania. In the eight-point win, he totaled 31 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, including 7-for-13 from beyond the arc and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line. He added five rebounds, two assists and a steal in 38:28.
On the season, Chatman averaged 10.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 26:01.
Kyle Collinsworth, Salt Lake Stars (NBA G-League)
Collinsworth season has been all over the place for the Salt Lake Stars. He puts up some pretty impressive numbers when he’s in the lineup, but he’s not always in the lineup. One of his best games recently came in a matchup with Eric Mika and the Stockton Kings when he put up 14 points, five rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 26 minutes.
In 23 games, He averaged 9.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 27.6 minutes.
Brandon Davies, FC Barcelona (Spain – Liga Endesa, EuroLeague)
Davies has been very impactful during his first season for a loaded Barcelona squad. His best EuroLeague showing came in a matchup with CSKA Moscow when he totaled 19 points, five steals, four rebounds, and an assist in 21:42.
In 28 games in EuroLeague, Davies averaged 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals in 20:06.
In 21 games in the ACB, Davies averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in 18.3 minutes.
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 had the strangest of his pro career since heading overseas. Some nights in EuroLeague he puts up huge numbers while other nights he comes off the bench and barely sees the floor. Despite that fact, he is has been shooting the ball remarkably well. His best game in EuroLeague came in a tough loss to Milan when he finished with a season-high 28 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field including 5-for-8 from deep. He also chipped in with three rebounds, two assists, and a pair of steals in 23:43.
In 27 EuroLeague games, he is averaging 12.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting, 41.7 percent from 3-point range and 95.5 percent from the foul line. He also contributes 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 21:17.
He has been even better in Greek League play where he is averaging 13.7 points on 62 percent shooting, and 60.3 percent from 3-point land. He also averages 3.3 assists, and 1.8 rebounds in 19 minutes a game.
Damarcus Harrison, DEAC (Hungary – A Division)
Harrison has been a quality piece for a top-four team in Hungary this season. His best recent showing came in a 94-78 win over Szedeak when he recorded 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting from 3-point range. He added four boards, three dimes and a steal in 17 minutes on the court.
On the season, Harrison is putting up 8.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.2 steals in 22.1 minutes.
Tyler Haws, Retabet Bilbao Basket (Spain – Liga Endesa)
Haws returned to one of the toughest leagues in the world and put up some strong shooting numbers after taking a game to reacclimate himself. His best game so far came in a big win over Obradoiro (the team he played for during his rookie year) when he totaled 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field, and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. He added a pair of rebounds and was a +19 in 19 minutes on the floor.
Through three games, Haws is averaging 6.7 points on 57.1 percent shooting from the field and 57.1 percent shooting from three while adding 1.3 rebounds in 13 minutes.
Eric Mika, Stockton Kings (NBA G-League)
Mika has put up some huge numbers wherever he has played this season, and he has played a lot of places. He started out the year in the G-League before moving to China. He returned to the Stockton Kings and then made his NBA debut. Since then he played with Team USA before heading back to Stockton for one more stint. He had another massive showing on Wednesday in a 131-127 win over Oklahoma City, finishing with 23 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the floor. He also totaled a game-high 16 rebounds (six on the offensive end) and two assists in 30 minutes.
In 23 games in the G-League, Mika averaged 18.8 points on 60.3 percent shooting to go along with 12 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.7 minutes.
In his one game in the NBA, he totaled six points on 2-for-3 shooting from the field and 2-for-2 from the line. He also did nice work on the glass with seven boards in 19 minutes.
L.J. Rose, BK Olomoucko Prostejov (Czech Republic – NBL)
After starting the season in Finland, Rose moved to the Czech Republic to join one of the top eight teams in the country’s top league. His best game came in a 96-90 loss to BK Pardubice when he registered a game-high 21 points on the strength of a 5-for-6 shooting night from 3-point land. He added five assists, three rebounds, and a steal in 22 minutes of work.
On the season, he has averaged 9.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting from distance and 80 percent from the line. He also chips in with 5.0 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 21.8 minutes a contest.