After signing a partially guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors this offseason, Kyle Collinsworth will start for the team in tonight's preseason game against the Utah Jazz.
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From where he was born to what he brings to the table, here's what you need to know about one of the newest Raptors...
Collinsworth was born on Oct. 3, 1991, in Provo, Utah.
He was a two-star recruit coming out of high school, receiving four Division-I offers before committing to Brigham Young University.
Following his freshman season at BYU, Collinsworth departed on a two-year LDS mission to Russia. Returning from his mission two years later, he was readmitted to BYU and was named the captain of the team his sophomore season.
His junior year, he set an NCAA men's basketball record with six triple-doubles in a season, which also tied the NCAA career triple-doubles record. He finished his collegiate career with an NCAA-record 12 triple-doubles, averaging 12.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and five assists for his career.
G League Experience
Collinsworth spent two years with the Texas Legends, averaging 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals over the course of 56 total games. On Dec. 19, 2017 he was signed to a two-way contract with the Mavericks and on Feb. 8, 2018, the Mavericks signed Collinsworth for the rest of the season.
After going undrafted at the 2016 NBA Draft, Collinsworth joined the Dallas Mavericks' 2016 NBA Summer League roster. He signed with the Mavericks following his Summer League tryout but was waived after he appeared in five preseason games.
After clearing waivers, he was signed to the Mavericks' G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.
In 32 NBA games with the Mavericks last season, Collinsworth averaged 3.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists player 15 minutes per game.
He was released by the Mavericks and played for their Summer League team before signing with the Raptors.
At 6-foot-6, Collinsworth is versatile and acts as a point forward on the court. He does most of his scoring inside the arc and showcased his ability to fill multiple columns in the box score as a skilled passer and rebounder in the G League.