Charles Abouo Athlete Profile

#1 Charles Abouo

Positions: Guard, Forward Height: 6-5 Weight: 215 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008-2012 Hometown: Abidjan, Ivory Coast Last School: Brewster Academy

Personal

  • Parents are Ernest and Yvonne Abouo 
  • Enjoys cooking, drawing, playing soccer, eating, sleeping and watching movies
  • Favorite food is his Mom's African cooking
  • Played for the Utah Pump and Run AAU team with BYU players Chris Collinsworth and Nick Martineau
  • Also recruited by San Diego State, Wichita State, Utah State, Loyola, Montana, Tulsa and Virginia Commonwealth
  • Played for the Cote d'Ivoire Senior National Team during the summer of 2009
  • Helped Cote d'Ivoire finish second at FIBA Afrobasket and earn a spot in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey
  • Played in the 2010 World Championships in Turkey with the Cote d'Ivoire National Team

Before BYU

Brewster Academy

  • Helped Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) set a school record with 31 wins while compiling a 31-4 overall record in 2007-08
  • Team won the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class A Championship and advanced to the National Prep School Championship Final Four where Abouo scored 19 points in a semifinal loss
  • Team also won the Maine Central Institute Invitational, Brewster Invitational and New Hampton School Invitational titles
  • Defeated the China Junior All-Star Team, 111-47
  • Coached by Jason Smith

Logan High School

  • 2007 McDonalds High School All-America nominee
  • Three-time first-team all-state honoree under head coach Jeff Brimhall
  • LHS all-time leading scorer while also owning the school free throw record
  • Helped LHS win Region 11 titles in each of his three varsity seasons while earning all-region accolades all three years, including Region MVP in 2007
  • Named the 3A Player of the Year by the Deseret Morning News in 2007 after averaging 21.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game
  • Also earned All-Valley Player of the Year honors in 2005-06 when he averaged 15.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 1.1 bpg


2008-2009 | Freshman Year

  • Received team Coaches Award
  • Averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds
  • Shot .400 from the field, .429 on threes and .643 from the free throw line
  • Had 2 double-figure scoring games
  • Posted season highs of 11 points, 2 threes, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block
  • Scored 11 points against Colorado State and added 2 threes and 6 boards
  • Scored 8 points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 2-of-3 on threes and added 4 rebounds at Colorado State
  • Posted 10 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist against Wake Forest
  • Scored 9 points in three-consecutive games (at Pepperdine, vs. North Florida, vs. Rice)

2009-2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Received team award as Best Conditioned Perimeter Player
  • Averaged 4.6 points and 3.1 rebounds and shot .467 from the field, .407 from three and .709 from the free throw line
  • Scored in double figures 3 times, had 5-plus rebounds 9 times and led team in rebounding twice
  • Posted season highs of 22 points, 2 threes, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block
  • Scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting at TCU, adding 5 rebounds and 3 assists
  • Had 9 points, 3 boards and 1 steal at UNLV
  • Posted 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists against Colorado State
  • Had 11 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 17 minutes against Southern

2010-2011 | Junior Year

  • Received the Sixth Man Award at the team banquet
  • Averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 boards while shooting .415 from the field and .756 from the free throw line
  • Scored in double figures 9 times, posted double-digit rebounds twice and had 1 double-double
  • Led the Cougars in rebounds 7 times
  • Posted season highs of 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals and 4 threes
  • Posted 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, 8 boards and 2 steals vs. TCU in the MWC Tournament
  • Scored 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting while adding 7 rebounds and 2 steals against Wyoming
  • Hit 4 three-pointers, scoring 18 points and adding 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and 1 block against San Diego State
  • Tied a career high with 22 points while recording 10 rebounds to post his first-career double double, adding 2 steals against Utah
  • Went 6-for-6 from the line en route to scoring 13 points and grabbing 4 rebounds against Utah State
  • Tallied 13 points and 6 rebounds on 4-of-6 shooting and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line against Fresno State

2011-2012 | Senior Year

  • A team captain in 2011-12 and received the Dale R. McCann Spirit of Sport Award at the Y Awards and Best Conditioned Perimeter Player and Competitive Spirit Awards at the team banquet
  • Named to the Chicago Invitational Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Posted season highs of 22 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks
  • Was 8th in the WCC in rebounding, 12th in assists, 14th in free throw percentage, 9th in 3-point FG percentage, 12th in steals, 11th in offensive rebounds and 9th in defensive rebounds
  • Started every game, scored in double figures 20 times and averaged 11.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals
  • Led the team in scoring 3 times, rebounding 11 times and assists 6 times
  • Had 4 double-doubles on the season, vs. Longwood (19/16), vs. Pepperdine (23/12), at Gonzaga (10/10), vs. Gonzaga (12/10)
  • Set the BYU record for career games played and consecutive games played with 141 — never missed a game in his career
  • Played in more wins than any other BYU player in program history (113)
  • Shot .441 from the field, .372 from three and .739 from the free throw line