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It has been a crazy year for former Cougars playing basketball around the world as 12 previous BYU players have played for 16 teams, in 11 different countries. Some are playing big roles on some of the top teams in China, Poland and Italy while others have changed teams and leagues while trying to find the right fit and an opportunity to shine.

Here is a look at where former Cougars played this season and how they have performed so far.

Charles Abouo, Denain (France-ProB)

Abouo has had a very solid campaign during his first year in France. His most productive recent outing came in a 75-69 win over Saint Chamond when he totaled 15 points on 6 for 13 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 5 from distance. He added four rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks in 26 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 9.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting to go along with 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.1 minutes.

Agustin Ambrosino, Gandia (Spain-LEB Silver)

Ambrosino played the first part of the season in Spain for a struggling team, but the left before the season was over. He has since found a new home in Bolivia where he will play for Calero De Potosi.

In 18 games in Spain, he averaged 7.8 points on 35.1 percent shooting with 4.0 rebounds in 23 minutes.

Rashaun Broadus, Vechta (Germany-BBL)

Broadus started out his season on one of the top teams in Lithuania before he moved on to Germany where he is playing for a team that has won just three of 32 games. His best showing in recent weeks came in a 91-90 loss to Jena when he finished with a team-high 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc. He added a game-best seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes.

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Pete Prisco of CBS Sports went through 20 guys he likes better than the NFL scouts do, and Utah offensive lineman Isaac Asiata made the list.

Talking about Asiata, Prisco wrote, “This 6-3, 330-pound guard is a power player who excels in the run game. He would be a nice addition to a team looking to get tougher inside. He is limited some in pass protection, even though he was a right tackle some in college. At 25, he’s a little older, but also more mature.”

Some other names listed were USC’s Adoree Jackson, Iowa’s Desmond King, Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel and San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey.

Jimmer ranked the most famous athlete from Warren County

New York Upstate ranked the most famous athlete from each of New York’s 62 counties, and former BYU guard Jimmer Fredette was the representative for Warren County.

Of Fredette, they wrote, “Born in Glens Falls in 1989, Fredette became its high school basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, and 16th in New York State history. Despite his high school accomplishments, none of college basketball traditional powers recruited him. He attended BYU and averaged 22 points a game as a junior, and 28 as a senior. He was named the national player of the year and holds most of the school’s offensive basketball records. He was drafted tenth in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He recently scored 73 points in a game for the Shanghai Sharks.”

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Now that the CBA season has come to an end – the Xinjiang Flying Tigers were crowned the league champs in a four-game sweep over Guangdong – Asia-Basket.com has released its All-Chinese CBA Awards for the 2016-17 season, and Jimmer Fredette absolutely cleaned up.

The former BYU guard was generously decorated for his outstanding play as he led the turnaround of the Shanghai Sharks from an also ran to one of the top teams in the league during his first season.

He took home three major honors as he was named Guard of the Year, Import Player of the Year and the overall Player of the Year.

All three honors were well deserved as Fredette carried the Sharks to 30-win regular season and a trip to the playoffs. Along the way, he put up masterful scoring displays, including four 50-point games and a 73-point night where he scored 22 straight points in overtime to keep the Sharks in the game.

For the regular season, Fredette averaged 37.3 points a game on 48.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 92.8 percent from the foul line. He also chipped in with 7.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals in 39.3 minutes.

He bumped those numbers up to 40.3 points a night in the playoffs with 11.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals, but couldn’t propel the shorthanded Sharks past the first round.

Fredette was also one of three imports to earn First-Team All-CBA, along with Darius Adams and Andray Blatche. The other two players named to the First-Team were Yi Jianlian and Ding Yanyuhang.

Here are some of Fredette’s best highlights during the season.

In other Sharks related news, Guerschon Yabusele joined the D-League’s Maine Red Claws following the CBA season and has played very well. In two regular season appearances, he averaged 18.5 points on 64.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 66.7 percent from distance to go along with 10 rebounds in 26.8 minutes.