BYU's Kyle Collinsworth to go on mission


BYU freshman guard Kyle Collinsworth will leave after the season to serve his Mormon mission in Russia, according to KSL-TV. Collinsworth has averaged 6.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, starting in 20 of the team's 24 games.

Also, coach Dave Rose said Collinsworth is day-to-day and would be reevaluated in the afternoon after leaving Saturday's game against UNLV with an apparent head injury.

Collinsworth would be the second starting freshman guard in as many years to go on his mission, with the Cougars losing third-leading scorer Tyler Haws from last season.

Collinsworth's older brother, Chris Collinsworth, is on the team this season after returning from his mission, but is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery and leaving the team without a key interior presence. The elder Collinsworth averaged 5.9 points and 5.6 rebounds.