Where are they now? Here is a some of the most notable tournament Alumni
BYU’s roster is loaded with players who have participated in the FreeTaxUSA.com.Shootout.com in the past but the Cougars aren’t the only team that has benefited from the talent pool the Shootout has produced since it began in 2012.
Schools like Duke, Indiana, UConn, Maryland, Colorado, Utah State and UVU all have tournament alumni, who have taken their game to the next level.
Here’s a look at some of the Shootout’s biggest stars and how they are doing now.
Melo Tremble Junior Guard (Maryland)
Tremble proved to be as good as any player who participated in the tournament. He participated in the tournament in 2013 for Bishop O’Connell.
Tremble was named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Team. He leads the Terps in scoring at 21.7 points per game. He’s also averaging 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
Frank Jackson Freshman Guard (Duke)
The former Lone Peak High School star averaged 28.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a senior. He was ranked as the No. 10 overall recruit for the class of 2016 by ESPN and was a McDonald’s All-American.
Jackson played in all of Duke’s first seven games. He has three starts and is averaging 16.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
Alterique Gilbert Freshman Guard (UConn)
Gilbert played for Miller Grove (Georgia) in last year’s tournament was named a McDonald’s All-American. He was named the American Athletic Conference Preseason Rookie of the Year. He’s averaging 10.3 points per game for the Huskies.
De’Ron Davis Freshman Forward (Indiana)
He led Overland to back-to-back Class 5A state championships as a junior and senior. He was ranked No. 35 nationally for the class of 2016.
Davis is averaging 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Hoosiers.
TJ Haws Freshman Guard (BYU)
Haws turned in the most memorable moment of the tournament when he capped hit a 35-foot shot at the buzzer with 4.9 seconds to help Lone Peak beat Bishop O’Connell in 2013.
He is now playing a key role for BYU. He’s averaging 11.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game for BYU. He’s second on the team in 3-pointers with 12 and is shooting 40 percent from the 3-point line.
Nick Emery Sophomore Guard (BYU)
He holds the All-Time school scoring record for Lone Peak with 1,953 points. In his senior year (2012-13) he averaged 17.9 points per game and helped Lone Peak to a 26-1 record. He’s now enjoying a big season at BYU. He’s second on the team in scoring with 17.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He leads BYU in 3-pointers with 15.
Eric Mika Sophomore Forward (BYU)
Mika was a dominant post player for Lone Peak and helped the Knights to a 26-1 record and a MaxPreps National Championship in 2012-13. He leads BYU in scoring (19.7) and rebounding (8.7). He is shooting a sizzling 66 percent from the field.
Conner Toolson Sophomore Guard (Utah Valley University)
He spent his freshman year at Salt Lake Community College where he led the Bruins to a National Junior College national championship. He scored 28 points in the championship game was named the MVP.
He’s second on the team in scoring for UVU with 14.2 points per game. He’s made 12 three-pointers (second on the team) and is shooting 41 percent from the 3-point line.
Koby McEwen Freshman Guard (Utah State)
He averaged 18.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game as a senior for Wasatch Academy, who finished the year with a 29-4 record. He was listed among ESPN’s Top 100 recruits and was listed as the 19th-best point guard in the nation. He’s averaging 11.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Aggies.
Zach Hunsaker Freshman Guard (Snow College)
He earned Region 18 “Player of the Week” honors after he led Snow College to a pair of wins over Thanksgiving Tournament over the weekend that helped the Badgers get off to an 8-1 start.
Cooper Holt Freshman Guard (Salt Lake Community College)
He was a Second-Team All-State player at Orem, who is now a freshman guard at Salt Lake Community College. He is averaging 4.0 points per game and is shooting 56 percent from the field for the Bruins, who started the season 10-0.