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Overview: BYU had 10 alumni playing basketball professionally during the 2015-16 season, with two in the U.S. (Fredette, Carlino), one in Spain (Haws), one in Poland (Broadus), two in Italy (Davies & Tavernari), one in France (Carlino), one in Belgium (Cummard), one in Argentina (Ambrosino), one in Lithuania (Plaisted), & one in Qatar (Abouo). In 2015-16 there was at least one active pro for 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. Download the full guide to read summaries and statistics for each of the active players, or catch up on last season’s stats in the summaries below. (Last updated June, 2016)

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haws_tnTyler Haws, Class of 2015 (@tyhaws3) went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft.  After an unsuccessful tryout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he made his way to Europe, where he signed with Rio Natura Monbus in Spain (Liga Endesa). In 2015-16 he spent most of the season as the first man off the bench.  However, he did earn a starting role by the end of the season. He averaged 7.9 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.7 steals in 18.6 minutes in his first professional season.

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carlino_matt_tnMatt Carlino, Class of 2014 (no twitter) just completed his first season professional basketball.  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 NBA’s Developmental League, where he played for the remainder of the 2015-16 season, and in one playoff game. He averaged 3.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 0.9 steals in 14.1 minutes per game for the Vipers.

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davies_brandon_tnBrandon Davies, Class of 2013 (no twitter) 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.  2015-16 was his first season for Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A League) in Italy.  He averaged 13.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.9 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game for Varese.

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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.

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broadus_rashaun_tnRashaun Broadus, Class of 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.  In 2015-16 he averaged 11.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.0 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.

 

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cummard_lee_tnLee Cummard, Class of 2009 (no twitter) 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. In 2015-16 he averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.0 steals in 21.9 minutes per game.

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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.

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abouo_charles_tnCharles Abouo (2012, @CharlesAbouo1) has also bounced around a bit.  He played his first two professional seasons in Spain for CB Penas Huesca and Quesos Cerrato Palencia.  He 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. 3 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.

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