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Kyle Collinsworth

School

BYU

Position
Guard
Major
Sociology

Classroom

Collinsworth is on track to graduate in four years from BYU with a degree in sociology.

Character

At the end of his sophomore season, Collinsworth suffered a torn right ACL. He rehabbed his knee during the summer of 2014 and returned to set the NCAA single-season triple-double record (6) as a junior. He served as a team captain as a sophomore and a junior, and he leads by example on the court and in the weight room, encouraging teammates and offering advice on how to overcome injury and improve as a player. Collinsworth also is an Eagle Scout.

Community

Collinsworth has volunteered with Mac’s Gift (formerly known as the Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation) each year he has been at BYU. He regularly speaks to youth groups about setting and achieving goals and making positive decisions, and he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia where he taught people principles that would help them improve their lives.

Competition

Collinsworth earned AP honorable mention All-America honors in 2015 and was a Lute Olson All-American (2015). He is a two-time first-team All-WCC honoree (2014, 2015), a USBWA All-District First Team selection and NABC All-District Second Team (2015) selection. He also was a Cousy Award candidate (2015). In his career, he has been a four-time WCC Player of the Week, set the NCAA triple-double season record with six in 2014-15, is tied for first in NCAA history in career triple-doubles with six and was the only player ranked in the top 100 in assists, rebounds and steals in 2014-15. Collinsworth was BYU’s scoring leader four times, rebounding leader 24 times and assist leader 26 times in 2014-15. He posted 2014-15 season highs of 28 points (Gonzaga), 15 rebounds (twice), 11 assists (3 times), 6 steals (Purdue) and 2 blocks (twice). He also led BYU to a 73-70 win at No. 2/3 Gonzaga, ending Gonzaga’s 41-game home win streak. As a junior, Collinsworth averaged 13.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.8 steals. As a sophomore, he averaged 14.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals. He became a starter in his first season and helped BYU reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament as a freshman.