Posts Tagged ‘BYU basketball’

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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Jordan Burton of SB Nation’s Mid-Major Madness delivered his sweet 16 recruiting rankings for basketball, and the BYU Cougars came in at No. 3.

Talking about the Cougars’ recruiting efforts, Burton wrote, “As the saying goes, quality over quantity, and this class has two REALLY quality players in Kolby Lee and Christian PoPoola. Lee is a four-star 6’9 wide body from Idaho. Great hands and feet will make him an opponent’s nightmare. PoPoola has elite athleticism in his 6’4 frame. He played at Bishop Gorman, which has produced its fair share of freshman sensations including Gonzaga’s Zach Collins. PoPoola turned down Oklahoma, USC and Washington State. Both are college ready.”

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It has been an exciting month for most of the former Cougars playing basketball around the globe. Tyler Haws returned to the floor and has put up some good numbers, while Charles Abouo has been on a nice scoring clip. Brandon Davies has been a big piece of the best team in France, which has advanced to the semifinals in the Basketball Champions League, while Trent Plaisted is finding his niche on a very successful team in Japan.

Here is a look at where the former Cougars are playing around the world and how they have performed recently.

Charles Abouo, Denain (France-ProB)

Abouo has been very productive on the offensive end over the last month as he scored in double figures during his last five games. One of his best recent performances 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 beyond the arc and 1 for 1 from the foul line. He added four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 26 minutes.

In 25 games, he is averaging 9.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting from the floor, including 42.9 percent from 3-point range with 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 20.2 minutes.

Rashaun Broadus, Vechta, (Germany-BBL)

Broadus has had his ups and downs playing for one of the bottom teams in Germany. One of his best games, came in an 89-76 win over Ewe Baskets when he finished with 14 points on 4 for 7 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point shot and 5 for 8 from the foul line. He added a game-high nine assists, three rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes.

In nine games in Germany, he is averaging 6.1 points, 4.8 assists, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 20.8 minutes.

In 10 games in Lithuania, he averaged 7.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting from 3-point range with 3.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 20.1 minutes.

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