Kyle Collinsworth

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Kyle Collinsworth
Toronto Raptors
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-10-03) October 3, 1991 (age 26)
Provo, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Provo (Provo, Utah)
College BYU (2010–2011, 2013–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2018 Texas Legends
20172018 Dallas Mavericks
2018 →Texas Legends
2018–present Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kyle Collinsworth (born October 3, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Brigham Young University (BYU). During the 2014–15 season, Collinsworth broke the NCAA single-season record for triple-doubles with six, which also tied the NCAA career record.[1] On March 16, 2016, Collinsworth recorded his twelfth career triple-double, extending the NCAA record he set earlier in the season.[2]

High school career[edit]

Born in Provo, Utah, Collinsworth attended Provo High School, where he was a four-year starter and played for teams that won two 4A state titles. He was three times named to the first-team all-state team. As a senior, he averaged 23.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 4.0 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game and recorded five triple-doubles.[3] He was Deseret News Mr. Basketball, Salt Lake Tribune Male Athlete of the Year and Utah Gatorade Player of the Year. He was also selected to play in the 2010 High School Academic All-American Classic.[4]

Collinsworth was recruited by ASU, BYU, Cal, Stanford, Gonzaga, Kansas, USC, Utah, Utah State, Virginia, and Washington State.[5] He committed to play college basketball at BYU and signed his letter of intent on November 12, 2009.[5]

College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

As a freshman, Collinsworth averaged 5.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting .481 from the field, .259 from three and .568 from the free throw line. He posted season highs of 16 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks and recorded 1 double-double. He posted 15 rebounds against Florida in the NCAA Tournament. Following his freshman season, Collinsworth departed on a two-year LDS mission to Russia.

Sophomore year[edit]

Following his LDS mission, Collinsworth was readmitted to BYU and was named as a team captain for the 2013–14 season. As a sophomore, he averaged 14.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals and recorded 7 double-doubles. He ranked second in the WCC in rebounding (83rd in the nation), third in steals (89th nationally), and third in assists (60th nationally). He was one of only four players in the country to be ranked in the top 100 in assists and steals. Collinsworth was named to the All-WCC Team, the WCC All-Tournament Team, and the CollegeSportsMadness.com All-WCC Third Team.

Junior year[edit]

In his junior year, Collinsworth averaged 13.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists and set an NCAA single-season men's record of six triple-doubles. That also tied an NCAA record for career triple-doubles by a men's player, and also tied the single-season record for triple-doubles by a Division I player of either sex, previously set by Danielle Carson of the Youngstown State women in 1985–86 and since equaled by Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu in 2017–18.

Senior year[edit]

On February 1, 2016, Collinsworth was named one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.[6] With a triple-double against UAB, he extended his NCAA record for triple-doubles to 12. He led his team to the NIT final four.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Texas Legends (2016–2018)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Collinsworth joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[8] On July 21, 2016, he signed with the Mavericks,[9] but was waived on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games.[10] On October 30, 2016, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Mavericks.[11]

On March 30, 2017, Collinsworth was waived by the Legends.[12] He was then reacquired by the Legends for their 2017 training camp.

Dallas Mavericks (2017–2018)[edit]

On December 19, 2017, Collinsworth was signed by the Dallas Mavericks to a two-way contract. During that time, he split playing time between the Mavericks and their G-League affiliate the Texas Legends.[13] He made his debut a day later, in a 110–93 win over the Detroit Pistons, in which he recorded three points, a steal and a rebound in 13 minutes of action.[14] He was waived on January 11, 2018,[15] but was re-signed to a 10-day contract two days later.[16] The Mavericks let his second 10-day contract expire.[17] On February 8, 2018, the Mavericks signed him for the rest of the season.[18]

He was waived by the Mavericks on July 6, 2018 and played for them in the 2018 NBA Summer League.[19]

Toronto Raptors (2018–present)[edit]

On September 14, 2018, Collinsworth signed with the Toronto Raptors on a training camp deal.[20]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Dallas 32 2 15.0 .384 .235 .525 3.3 1.8 .5 .3 3.2
Career 32 2 15.0 .384 .235 .525 3.3 1.8 .5 .3 3.2

Personal life[edit]

Collinsworth served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years (2011–2012) in Russia between his freshman and sophomore years of college. He is married to Shea Martinez-Collinsworth, an All-American 800m runner on the BYU track team. Together they started the blog Athlete's Guide 5, which gives advice to youth about improving athletic performance. His older brother, Chris, played for BYU Men's Basketball, but his playing career was cut short due to injuries.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collinsworth ties record with 6th triple-double; BYU wins". Sports Illustrated. March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Call, Jeff (February 25, 2016). "Collinsworth records another triple-double in BYU's win over Portland". Deseret News. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kyle Collinsworth's Basketball Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Rayburn, Jim (March 16, 2010). "Mr. Basketball: Provo's Kyle Collinsworth deemed best of the best". Deseret News. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Collinsworth signs national letter of intent with BYU". KSL. November 12, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Nortlander, Matt (February 1, 2016). "Cat Barber, Fred VanVleet missing from list of Cousy Award finalists". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ Patterson, Chip (March 24, 2016). "2016 NIT bracket, schedule, tip times: Valparaiso-BYU set for semifinals". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ Karalla, Bobby (June 29, 2016). "2016 Mavericks Orlando Summer League Roster". Mavs.com. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ Ahmadi, Arya (July 21, 2016). "Mavericks sign guard Kyle Collinsworth". Mavs.com. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ Karalla, Bobby (October 22, 2016). "Mavericks request waivers on five, set opening night roster". Mavs.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Legends Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 30, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Texas Legends Transactions History". RealGM.com. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ Ahmadi, Arya (December 19, 2017). "Mavericks sign Kyle Collinsworth to two-way contract". NBA.com. Retrieved December 19, 2017. 
  14. ^ Sneed, Earl (December 20, 2017). "Game 32: Mavs vs. Pistons". The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  15. ^ Karalla, Bobby (January 11, 2018). "Learning with the Legends: Jalen Jones, Kyle Collinsworth, and Johnathan Motley". mavs.com. Retrieved January 11, 2018. 
  16. ^ Karalla, Bobby (January 13, 2018). "Mavericks sign Kyle Collinsworth to 10-day contract". mavs.com. Retrieved January 13, 2018. 
  17. ^ Sefko, Eddie (February 4, 2018). "Mavericks keeping final roster spot open in case trade before deadline materializes". sportsday.dallasnews.com. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  18. ^ Karalla, Bobby (February 8, 2018). "Mavericks sign Kyle Collinsworth". NBA.com. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Report: Kyle Collinsworth released by Mavs in expected move, played for them in summer league". sportsday.dallasnews.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018. 
  20. ^ "Raptors Sign Adel and Collinsworth". NBA.com. September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018. 
  21. ^ "Kyle Collinsworth". BYUCougars.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 

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