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BYU international basketball tracker: Fredette lights up Rockets; Plaisted puts up big numbers in Germany

The Shanghai Sharks Jimmer Fredette (32) battles for the ball against the Houston Rockets Isaiah Taylor (17) in the second half of an NBA basketball exhibition game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
The Shanghai Sharks Jimmer Fredette (32) battles for the ball against the Houston Rockets Isaiah Taylor (17) in the second half of an NBA basketball exhibition game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
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The international basketball season is in full swing as nine of the 10 former Cougars playing around the world have started their regular seasons.

While some of the former Cougars stayed in the same country as the year before, all 10 are on new teams for the 2016-17 campaign.

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

Charles Abouo, Denain (France-ProB)

Abouo had an impressive performance in his first regular season outing in France. In a 68-57 win over Blois, he finished with a game-high 16 points on 5 for 13 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc and 4 for 4 from the foul line. He added five rebounds, two steals and an assist in 25 minutes.

Agustin Ambrosino, Gandia (Spain-LEB silver)

Ambrosino is off to a nice start in Spain as one of his team's main offensive weapons. His best outing so far came in an 86-81 win over L'Hospitalet when he had a team-leading 16 points on 6 for 11 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range. He added six rebounds and an assist in 26 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 8.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 20.7 minutes.

Rashaun Broadus, Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania-LKL)

After an eventful summer that saw him suit up for the Albanian national team in the qualifying tournament for the European championships, Broadus is back playing in the top division in Lithuania.

His best outing of the young season came in a 74-66 loss to Zalgiris when he totaled 13 points on 3 for 5 shooting from beyond the arc and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added three rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 8.0 points on 50 percent shooting from 3-point land with 2.3 assists and 2.0 rebounds in three games.

Brandon Davies, Monaco (France-ProA)

Davies is a key piece to one of the top teams in France. One of his best performances came in a win over Chalon-Reims when he managed 12 points on 5 for 10 shooting from the floor and 2 for 3 from the foul line. He added a team-high seven rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in 18 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in four games.

Chase Fischer, Scafati (Italy-Serie A2)

It didn't take long for Fischer to find his footing as a scorer in Italy. His best showing came in a 94-81 win over Mens Sana when he tied for the team-high with 19 points on 6 for 9 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 7 from beyond the arc. He added three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 13.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in three games.

Jimmer Fredette, Shanghai Sharks (China-CBA)

Fredette has played just one game since carrying the Sharks to the Merlion Cup title, but it was a big one on a national stage. In the 131-94 loss to the Houston Rockets, he finished with 33 points on 11 for 26 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 8 from 3-point land and 8 for 8 from the free-throw line. He added eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 42 minutes.

Tyler Haws, Anwil (Poland-TBL)

Haws is off to a cold shooting start from the outside, missing his first seven 3-point shots of the season. While his outside shooting isn't falling, he has still been consistent from inside the arc. His best game came in a 91-82 win over Szczecin when he had 10 points on 4 for 11 shooting from the floor and 2 for 3 from the free-throw line. He also contributed four rebounds, three steals and an assist in 24 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 8.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals in two games.

Vuk Ivanovic, Penarol (Argentina-LigaA)

Ivanovic is a solid contributor off the bench for a team with the second best record in Argentina. One of his best showings came in a 90-65 win over Boca Juniors, when he totaled 10 points on 6 for 6 shooting from the foul line with seven rebounds in 18 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in eight games.

Trent Plaisted, Phoenix Hagen (Germany-BBL)

Plaisted has put up some big numbers on a struggling team. One of his best outings came in a 95-76 loss to the Giessen 46ers when he finished with a team-high 20 points on 8 for 13 shooting from the floor and 4 for 6 from the free-throw line. He added four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 12 points on 53.2 percent shooting with a team-leading 8.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 blocks in five games.

Jonathan Tavernari, Mens Sana (Italy-Serie A2)

While his outside shot isn't falling (4 for 17 from beyond the arc), Tavernari is doing some solid things in his return to the floor after a season-ending injury. His best game came in a 90-85 win over Latina Basket when he totaled 12 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor to go along with five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in three games.

Jay Yeomans is a sports writer for DeseretNews.com. Contact him at jyeomans@deseretdigital.com.