After being called up from Dallas’ G-league affiliate the Texas Legends earlier in the week, former BYU hoops star Kyle Collinsworth made his NBA debut for the Dallas Mavericks versus the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night.
Collinsworth checked in for the Mavs early in the second quarter, and immediately hit a three to tie the game up. Here is the video from the Mavericks’ official twitter account:
The Mavs have the NBA’s second-worst record (9-23), but were able to comfortably beat the Pistons, 110-93. For the night, Collinsworth played 13 minutes, finishing with 3 points (1-2 shooting), 1 rebound, 1 steal, and 1 turnover.
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle praised Collinsworth after the game, mentioning that he sees KC as a guy helping the Mavs moving forward:
Carlisle on Kyle Collinsworth: "He's going to help us. He's a guy that belongs in an NBA game....He can make plays."— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) December 21, 2017
Collinsworth was obviously excited about his NBA debut, tweeting out the following tweet postgame:
Congrats to Kyle on his nice NBA debut! The Mavs next game is Friday night at the Miami Heat.