Maverick’s rookie Kyle Collinsworth creates website to help kids become elite athletes

Tyler Christensen
Oct 20, 2016 · 3 min read
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Kyle Collinsworth was named Mr. Basketball for the state of Utah as a senior at Provo High School in 2010. As the top prep basketball player in the state, scholarships started rolling in from places like Virginia, Stanford, and Arizona State.

But Collinsworth opted to stay in his hometown and play at Brigham Young University. He made a solid contribution as a freshman, averaging 4.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 steals. He ended the season with a five point, 15 rebound performance against Florida in the Sweet 16.

Things only improved from there. Collinsworth traded in the title of Mr. Basketball for “Mr. Triple Double” as he set the single season triple double record (6) during his junior season, a feat he matched a year later.

It didn’t take long for Collinsworth to wrap up the career triple double record as well. He got triple double number seven during the first month of his senior season. By the end of the season he had extended that record out to twelve, nearly double the previous record.

Despite his collegiate success, Collinsworth went undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft. He tried out for several teams and after an outstanding performance for Dallas in the NBA summer league, he signed a two-year contract to play with the Mavericks.

His preseason numbers are reminiscent of his freshman year numbers at BYU, averaging two points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in just over ten minutes per game.

While Collinsworth’s future in the league remains uncertain, his desire to give back is. He recently created a blog: in an effort to thank those who have helped him in his basketball journey and to provide insider tips to the rising generation.

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The website focuses on five key areas of athletic performance: the mental approach, nutrition, strength and conditioning, recovery, and rehabilitation. Collinsworth said that his focus on these lesser-discussed aspects of conditioning are a result of his own experience and because they are the key to going from great to elite in the sport.

“There are so many things I wish I knew as a kid that I know now. I want all young athletes to know all the little things that can help them improve as an athlete. I don’t want people to think — man, I wish I knew more about nutrition five years ago. Or man, I wish I knew how to come off an ACL surgery. I want to put what I’ve learned out there and allow other to read and learn, and also contribute what they have learned and what has worked for them as well. I want a place where people can gather on the internet and learn how to become the CEO of their body and career.”

Athlete’s Guide 5 is a labor of love, and a collaboration with his wife Shea, an All-American track star at BYU. They hope to help as many youth as they possibly can to reach their athletic potential.

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