Cougar Nation Round Up June 22nd, 2016
BYU Basketball fills vacant Strength and Conditioning position
Originally reported by Vanquish the Foe, BYU Basketball announced that Erick Schork was hired as the programs new strength and conditioning coach.
Schork comes to BYU from Saint Louis where he worked as the strength and conditioning coach for the mens’ and women’s basketball programs.
Before Saint Louis, Schork was the director of strength and conditioning at Wright State from 2003-2007. Prior to Wright State, Schork was an assistant strength coach at Ohio State from 1997-2003.
A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Schork was recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the CSCCa, the higher honor given in the profession.
The position of BYU strength and conditioning coach was originally held by Bob Medina who left BYU to become the assistant athletic director for sports performance at Santa Clara.
BYU Football offers two more athletes and picks up a commitment
BYU has offered two more athletes today.
The first reported offer was Victor Bates who was offered by BYU as a cornerback. He has currently received offers from BYU, Oregon State, and Hawaii.
At this point, he is very interested in taking a trip to Provo and said that BYU stands out among his offers. One school he would jump on if they offered is Washington State.
BYU also offered 2018 athlete Allan Mwata out of Liberty High School in Las Vegas. The offer is the first for Mwata and his teammate, QB Kenyon Oblad also holds a BYU offer.
The Cougars latest commitment came from DT Tyler Manoa from the 2018 class.
Manoa hails from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA. BYU was his first D1 offer. Manoa participated in the All-Poly camp last week and was a stand out among the DL.
Kyle Collinsworth completes final workout prior to NBA Draft
The last few months have been extremely busy for Kyle Collinsworth who began preparations for the NBA Draft back in April, following his senior season at BYU.
Collinsworth has been training with IMG Academy in Las Vegas to mold his game for the professional level. In between those workouts, he has taken trips to the Portsmouth Invitational where he was a standout in the tournament.
Participating in a Pro Day at IMG Academy in Florida, Collinsworth was very competitive with his measurables with other NBA prospects.
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— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) June 5, 2016
Collinsworth has also had workouts with the Timberwolves, Nets, Hawks, Raptors, Jazz, Bucks, Mavericks, Pacers, Kings, Nets, and one final workout today with the Los Angeles Lakers.