It's time to check in again on some of our former Cougars currently playing in the NBA. Let's take a closer look at a couple of the key players from BYU's 2010-2011 NCAA Tournament team, Jimmer Fredette and Brandon Davies.
Jimmer Fredette (Sacramento Kings): Jimmer had a difficult time finding any playing time early this season as the Kings had a surplus of guards on their roster. But thanks to a recent "mega" trade between the Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors, which freed up some guard time, Jimmer Fredette has been able to see more time on the floor in the last two weeks. So far this season, Fredette is averaging 4.4 PPG, 1.1 RPG, and 1.0 APG. Fredette put in one of his best performances of the season last Wednesday night when the Kings travelled to play the Atlanta Hawks, where he scored 9 points and added an assist. At Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic, Fredette recorded 5 points and 1 rebound.
Brandon Davies (Philadelphia 76ers): After being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this year, the Philadelphia 76ers signed the former BYU forward. So far this season, Davies is averaging 2.4 PPG, 2.0 RBG, and 0.7 APG. Davies saw minutes in all three of the 76ers games last week. On Monday night at the Brooklyn Nets, he posted 9 points and 6 rebounds. On Friday night's contest, this time at home against Brooklyn, Davies scored 4 points. On Saturday night on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks he scored 2 points.
Be sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite former Cougars are faring in the NBA this season!