The Dallas Mavericks officially signed former BYU basketball guard Kyle Collinsworth on Thursday.
Prior to receiving a contract, Collinsworth signed a two-way contract with the Mavericks on Dec. 19. He was waived by the team on Jan. 10, but then signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the club on Jan. 13 and 24. The 6-foot-6 guard has averaged 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 10.5 minutes per game in 11 games for Dallas this season.
The Provo native has spent the past two years playing for the Mavericks’ G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. While under a two-way contract, Collinsworth played for both the the NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, as well as continue its affiliate, the Texas Legends.
During his time with the Legends, Collinsworth has averaged 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 30.1 minutes per game in 56 career games, including 35 starts. Thus far, Collinsworth has averaged 11 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.6 minutes per game in the 2017–18 season for the Legends.
In his most recent appearance for Texas, Collinsworth recorded a triple-double with 10 points, a game-high 11 rebounds and a team-high 10 assists in the Legends’ 111–102 win over the Windy City Bulls on Feb. 2.
While at BYU, Collinsworth earned himself the nickname “Mr. Triple-Double,” which was given after he set the NCAA career triple-double record with 12. In his four years playing for BYU, Collinsworth averaged 12.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 30.9 minutes per game in 140 games. He was a three-time First Team All-WCC selection (2014–16).
Prior to Collinsworth getting signed, his former coach, BYU basketball coach Dave Rose, expressed how proud he was of Collinsworth in a press conference.
“I’m happy for him. I’m happy for his family. This has been something that Kyle has worked so hard for. He’s had to take a different path. We’re proud of him,” Rose said. … “I watched that guy rehab from his ACL injury and you can have nothing but respect for how he approaches his day every day.”
Following his BYU career, Collinsworth entered the NBA Draft, but went undrafted. He then spent the 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas playing for Dallas as well as playing for the Texas NBA team for the preseason. However, he was waived by the team on Oct. 22, 2016.