The BYU men’s basketball team is coming off a disappointing loss to Pepperdine. There have been some high highs and some low lows this season for the team. What hasn’t been there is consistency.
Consistency is something former BYU hooper Kyle Collinsworth knows well.
Kyle Collinsworth—the 2010 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year—was “Mr. Triple Double” in Provo, breaking the single season and career NCAA records in that statistical category. He gave 100% every game and was a major contributor to BYU squads that consistently played in the post-season.
After an outstanding career with the Cougs in 2016, Collinsworth went pro. He was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA’s developmental league and in 2017 he was called up to the Legend’s parent program—the Dallas Mavericks.
Collinsworth played 32 games for the Mavs in the 2017-18 season and averaged 3.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 15 minutes per game. Over the next two seasons Collinsworth spent time with the G-League affiliates for the Dallas Mavericks, the Utah Jazz, and the Toronto Raptors.
Then, in 2020 amidst the worldwide health pandemic, Collinsworth decided to take his talents overseas and signed with the Mikawa SeaHorses in Japan. In Mikawa he averaged nine points, eight rebounds, and six assists over two seasons.
Last July he signed with the San-en NeoPhoenix of the Japan B1 League for the 2022-23 season. He is averaging 7.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.1 assists so far this season.
While he consistently produces on the court, Collinsworth has also been consistently working towards his goal of helping 100,000 people get healthy. If you follow him on Twitter, use his Worth app, or read his blog posts on Worth Fitness, then you’ve heard Collinsworth’s frequent requests to do 100 push-ups, eat healthy foods, and start compounding good habits. You know that if you “win the morning, you win the day!”
His message is the same, and he preaches it over and over again because he believes it will change lives.
I caught up with Collinsworth to learn more about his brand and his experience overseas.
What are you up to right now?
I’m currently playing in Japan with @NEO_PHOENIX and we are off to a great start this season. Season has been a lot of fun and we have great chemistry on our team. Tough part of the season is always the length of the season and being away from home.
What is it like being a dad?
It’s been awesome being a dad. He brings a lot of joy and energy to the home. My favorite basketball memories are looking up during the game into the crowd and seeing him cheering me on.
What is Worth fitness and why should fans check it out?
Worth Fitness is about helping people build a healthy lifestyle one habit at a time. We focus on simplicity so we can be consistent and build momentum. We have a 100 push-ups a day challenge that helps everyone avoid the resistance of having to change their clothes and go to the gym. It also takes less than 4 minutes to complete spread throughout your day. You can also adjust and modify positions to start and gradually build into. When someone does 1,000 (10 days of 100) we will send them a free t shirt. When they get 5,000 they can order their yellow colored t shirt (like the martial arts system). When you reach a number you can order your colored t-shirt.