BYU senior guard Kyle Collinsworth was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year Tuesday.
Collinsworth was also named to the All-WCC First Team, along with senior guard Chase Fischer. Freshman guard Nick Emery was named to the All-WCC Second Team and and All-WCC Freshman Team.
This is Collinsworth’s third All-WCC First Team honor. He averaged 15.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists during WCC play for the Cougars. Collinsworth recorded three triple-doubles and seven double-doubles in conference play as the reigning NCAA triple-double season and career leader.
Four other BYU men’s basketball players have received Player of the Year awards under Dave Rose. Keena Young (2007), Lee Cummard (2008) and Jimmer Fredette (2011) received Mountain West Conference Player of the Year honors. Like Collinsworth, Tyler Haws (2014) earned WCC Player of the Year honors.
Fischer earned his first All-WCC award, finishing fifth in conference play in points per game with 18.7. He ranks third in free-throw shooting at 84.9 percent. Fischer has made a 3-pointer in every WCC game and scored at least three 3-pointers in 10 games.
Emery was the only freshman to be named to either the first or second All-WCC teams. He ranks No. 1 in WCC freshman scoring with 16.2 points per game, steals with 1.4 and 3-pointers with 2.7. Emery broke the BYU freshman single-game record with a career-high 37 points and tied the BYU single-game record of 10 3-pointers. against San Francisco. He hit a 3-pointer in 16 of 18 games while also scoring double figures in 15 of 18 games.