Charles Abouo named Qatar League Defensive Player of the Year: BYU Basketball Pro Tracker, March 2016

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Overview: BYU currently has nine alumni playing basketball professionally, with two in the U.S. (Fredette, Carlino), one in Spain (Haws), one in Poland (Broadus), two in Italy (Davies and Tavernari), one in Belgium (Cummard), one in Argentina (Ambrosino), and one in Qatar (Abouo). There is at least one active professional basketball player from every BYU class since 2009, and there has been at least one player go pro from every class in the Dave Rose era with 19 total players since 2005. Below are career summaries and some of the playing statistics for active players.  (Last updated March 25, 2016)

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abouo_charles_tnCharles Abouo (2012, @CharlesAbouo1) has bounced around a bit since graduating from BYU in 2012.  He played his first two professional seasons in Spain for CB Penas Huesca and Quesos Cerrato Palencia.  and currently plays for Al Khor in Qatar where he has dominated the league.  The season has now concluded and in 18 games Charles averaged 25.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 3.7 steals in 40.2 minutes per game. In his next to last game, a 107-87 victory over Al Ahli, Abouo had 36 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks.  He ended the season at No. 3 in the league in scoring, No. 5 in rebounds, and No. 1 in steals with 3.7 per game–almost a full steal more than No. 2 in the league.  He was named the All-Qatar D1 Defensive Player of the Year and was selected as a member of the All-League.second team.

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_color=”#f6f6f6″] fredette_tnJimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) played six games for the New Orleans Pelicans at the beginning of his fifth NBA season (2015-16), and averaged 0.5 points in just 3.3 minutes per game.  He was waived by the Pelicans in November.  He was then drafted by New York No. 2 overall in the NBA’s Developmental League (D-League stats).  He played extremely well in the D-League and was called up to the New York Knicks for a 10-day contract in February 2016. For the Knicks he averaged 3.0 points in 2.0 minutes per game.  He returned to the Westchester Knicks and through 35 games in the D-League he’s averaging 21.7 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.7 rebounds. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] haws_tnTyler Haws (2015, @tyhaws3) went undrafted in 2015 but did get a tryout with the Cleveland Cavaliers. That didn’t pan out and he is now playing his first season in Europe, with Rio Natura Monbus in Spain. He has started a few games but typically is the first man off the bench.  He has played in all 24 of their games so far this season and is averaging 7.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.8 steals in 18.2 minutes per game.  He is shooting 48.1% from the field, 37.8% from behind the arc, and 81.6% from the free throw line. His season high 17 points came in a 79-63 loss to Real Madrid in December. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label=”Code”]<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script> <!– 728×90 Banner –> <ins class=”adsbygoogle” style=”display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2992995006355207″ data-ad-slot=”9353062572″></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_color=”#f6f6f6″] broadus_rashaun_tnRashaun Broadus (2007, @RashaunBroadus) has been a Euroleague journeyman since entering the league in 2007. He has played in Romania (CSU Basov, 2008-09), Lithuania (Suduva Marijampole, 2009-10; Siauliai, 2010-12; BC Neptunas Klaipeda, 2012-13; Juventus Utena, 2014-15), the Ukraine (Politekhnika-Halychyna, 2010), and for his current team (MKS Dabrowa Gornicza) in Poland. Through 26 games this season he is averaging 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in 33.4 minutes. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] carlino_matt_tnMatt Carlino (Class of 2014) is in his first season playing professionally.  He left BYU in 2014 for Marquette where he played his final season as a graduate transfer.  Then, after trying out for the Milwaukee Bucks he headed to Europe to play for the Italian experimental national team.  He ended up with France’s Boulazac Basket (ProB League) where he averaged 12.4 points per game in 10 appearances. In January 2016 he was signed by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.  Through 25 games he has two starts and is averaging 3.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 13.6 minutes. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_color=”#f6f6f6″] cummard_lee_tnLee Cummard (2009) has been playing in professionally since graduating from BYU in 2009.  He started with the Utah Flash of the D-League (2009-10) and then spent a few seasons in France (fos-sur-Mer, 2010-11, 2012-13) and Japan (Kyoto Hannaryz, 2011-12).  He is currently in his third season with Belgium’s Okapi Aalstar (Scooore League), where through 20 games this season he is averaging 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 steals in 24.1 minutes per game. He recently had an 11 point, 6 rebound, 3 assist outing as Aalstar defeated Verviers-Pepinster 85-70. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] davies_brandon_tnBrandon Davies (2013) had a two-year stint in the NBA (Clippers, 76ers, Nets) and had a career high 20 points in a game with the 76ers in 2014. After being waived by the Nets in January 2015 he was signed by Elan Chalon in France’s LNB Pro A League.  This is his first season for Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A League) in Italy.  He is leading his team in points with 12.3 per game and is averaging 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game.  This week he had a double double vs. Enel Brindisi, and on March 26th had a season high 27 points and 16 rebounds off the bench in a 96-82 win over Dolomiti. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_color=”#f6f6f6″] tavernari_jonathan_tnJonathan Tavernari (2010, @For3JT) has been playing professionally overseas since graduating from BYU in 2010. He has spent time playing in Brazil (Pinheiros, 2010-11, 2013-14) and in Italy (Pallacanestro Biella, 2011-12; Pistoia Basket, 2012; Scafati Basket, 2012-13; Derthona Basket, 2014-15)  He now starts for BCC Corvengenze Agropoli  (Italy Serie A2 League) where through 25 games this season he is averaging 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.9 steals in 31.3 minutes per game. In his last game (3/20) he had 17 points and 6 rebounds. In a January interview with BYU Insider he expressed interest in possibly coming back to BYU at some point. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] ambrosino_agustin_tnAgustin Ambrosino (2013) only played for one season at BYU in which he averaged 1.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 6.2 minutes in 31 games. However, after transferring he went back to Argentina to play for Weber Bahia Blanca (Liga A) where he played during the 2013-14 season (3.0 points in 8.6 minutes per game).  He played the following season for Tomas De Docamor and he currently plays for Alianza Viedma (TNA League) also in Argentina.  For Viedma Ambrosino is averaging 6.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 20.3 minutes per game. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]

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