At the Y

Mr. Triple-Double


Kyle Collinsworth running down the court with the basketball in his hand.

Photo by Jaren Wilkey

BYU hadn’t notched a triple-double in more than a quarter of a century—and then Kyle W. Collinsworth (’16) came along. The eminently difficult feat of accumulating at least 10 stats in three categories in a game—the triple-double—had last been achieved by Michael J. Smith (BA ’95) in 1988. On Dec. 6, 2014, less than nine months after major knee surgery, Collinsworth put up 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists against Hawaii. He was just getting started:

  • On Feb. 7, Collinsworth recorded his fifth triple-double of the season, passing NBA great Jason Kidd and three other former college players to become the sole single-season record-holder.
  • Adding a sixth triple-double against Portland in the WCC Tournament, Collinsworth tied LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal and Drexel’s Michael Anderson for the most in a college career.

And Collinsworth still has a senior season to go.