Less than two weeks ago, former BYU basketball player Brandon Davies told BYU Sports Nation he is leaning toward playing for Team Fredette in this year’s The Basketball Tournament.
The team is captained by former Cougar teammate Jimmer Fredette, who will play this year after coaching the team last year in the national 5-on-5 basketball tournament. Former BYU player Charles Abouo will also be playing for Team Fredette, which plays its first-round game July 21.
Davies recently helped lift his Lithuanian team, Zalgiris Kaunuas, to victory over Lietuvos Ryas to clinch the LKL championship, and he told BYU Sports Nation his decision whether to play in the TBT tournament would depend on how his body is feeling.
On Friday, Davies tweeted that he’d play if he could get 1,000 new Twitter followers in a week’s time.
That tweet elicited several fun responses, including from Fredette.
Whitney Fredette, the wife of Jimmer Fredette, suggested his husband’s team should add another former Cougar, Jackson Emery.
Hatfield shares message at detention center
Former Utah defensive back Dominque Hatfield, now with the Los Angeles Rams, shared his story about going to jail in college during a visit with young men at the Camarillo detention center in a video posted by the Rams on Twitter.
Hatfield, who hails from Los Angeles, was arrested on aggravated robbery charges in 2015, then subsequently was dismissed from the Utah football team. Those charges were dismissed when new information cast "doubt on the defendant’s guilt of the crimes," according to the motion to dismiss.
Later that summer, Hatfield was also arrested on misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an alleged fight at a party, which he later entered a no contest plea in abeyance for those charges.
Hatfield then went through the process of being reinstated to the team, missing only one game.
"That summer, that was one of the darkest moments of my life thus far. That's how I got into writing, got into rapping. I just started writing everything, getting my emotions down, everything that was hurting me up to that point," Hatfield said in the video.
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"I know for a fact y’all gonna get out of here. And when y’all get the opportunity, y’all gotta take it and run with it," Hatfield said during the visit to the detention center.
Watch the full story in the video below.
And finally ...
Brotherly love was on full display in a video shared on Twitter over the weekend. In the video, a pair of British triathletes, brothers Jonny and Alistair Brownlee, are competing in a race, and Alistair helps Jonny, who led the race near the end, cross the finish line after his legs began to give out.