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Collinsworth signs national letter of intent with BYU

Collinsworth signs national letter of intent with BYU



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Press releasePROVO -- BYU men's basketball coach Dave Rose announced Wednesday that Provo High School's Kyle Collinsworth committed to play for the Cougars by signing a national letter of intent.

Collinsworth, a 6-foot-6 guard, is the third Bulldog to sign with the Cougars since 2007, including brother Chris who is currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia, and Brandon Davies, a freshman forward this season.

"We are excited with the addition of Kyle Collinsworth to our program," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "He was a national recruit who is a terrific competitor and an extremely versatile player. An athlete with the skill level to play multiple positions, Kyle is a talented scorer, a productive rebounder and a proficient distributor. He is a key part of a state championship Provo High School program and plays for highly respected high school coach, Craig Drury. Kyle has also enjoyed tremendous success at the AAU level competing for Utah Pump N Run."

Collinsworth, a gifted ball handler and passer, will join the three-time defending Mountain West conference champions for the 2010-11 season. He is currently a senior at Provo High where he has helped the Bulldogs to state titles in 2007 and 2008 and a second-place finish in 2009.

Last season, Collinsworth led Provo to a 24-1 record while averaging 18.4 points, 7.0 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game as a junior. After leading the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the state tournament he was named the 4A MVP by the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune. Collinsworth also earned 4A tournament MVP honors and All-Valley honors from the Daily Herald.

Collinsworth helped lead Provo to state titles his freshman and sophomore seasons. As a sophomore Collinsworth averaged 14.7 points, 3.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds and earned first-team all-state honors from the Deseret News and All-Valley honors from the Daily Herald. His freshman year Collinsworth averaged 16.6 points and had one of his best games in the state title game when he posted 27 points, nine rebounds and four assists in a 43-37 victory over Payson.

For his career Collinsworth has 1,195 points while averaging 16.6 points per game. Provo High is 60-14 overall — including a 40-game winning streak — in three years with Collinsworth on the roster.

A member of the nationally recognized Utah Pump N' Run club team, Collinsworth participated in the NBA Top 100 Camp this past summer in Virginia. Arizona State, Cal, Gonzaga, Kansas, Stanford, USC, Utah, Utah State, Virginia and Washington State also recruited Collinsworth.

(Courtesy Brigham Young University)

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