Kyle Collinsworth: Mormon Athlete
Kyle Collinsworth is a professional basketball player. After playing for Brigham Young University, he went undrafted in 2016 and played 2016–2018 with the Texas Legends. From 2017 to 2018 with the Dallas Mavericks, 2018–2019 with Raptors 905, and joined the Salt Lake City Stars in 2019.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Collinsworth and his wife created Athlete's Guide 5, an online health training, to help 100,000 people achieve their health goals.
Collinsworth was a college basketball guard for BYU and is considered one of BYU’s best players. In November 2015, he scored his seventh triple-double, which made him the record holder of most triple-doubles in NCAA Division I history. The record moved him above LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal’s college career mark. On March 16, 2016, he hit his twelfth career triple-double. He finished the 2015-16 season with 1st all-time in assists in a single season, 1st in assists per game, 1st in 10-assist games, 3rd in steals, tied-4th in steals per game, and tied-8th in double-doubles. He was team captain, named AP honorable mention All-American, and was named the WCC Player of the Year and to the All-WCC First Team.
Collinsworth was born in Provo, Utah, on October 3, 1991. He was a four-year starter at Provo High School. He was named Deseret News Mr. Basketball, Salt Lake Tribune Male Athlete of the Year, Utah Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, and earned first-team all-state honors from the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune and was the Daily Herald's All-Valley Player of the Year.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission to Russia after his freshman year at BYU. His wife, Shea Martinez-Collinsworth, was an All-American 800m runner at BYU.