Returned Missionaries in College Basketball This Season

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The following article was written by Trent Toone for Deseret News. 

With March Madness looming, has compiled a list of returned LDS missionaries who played college basketball this season.

This list, which is not all-inclusive, comprises players from Division I schools.

The list includes 10 players from Brigham Young University, seven from Utah Valley University and six from Utah State University. There are three returned missionaries playing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and two each at the University of Utah, Weber State University and Southern Utah University. Kansas, Harvard, Stanford, UC Riverside, UC Davis, Loyola Marymount, Colgate, North Carolina and the University of Nevada Las Vegas each have one.

If you know of a returned missionary who is playing college basketball at a Division I school that we have missed, please send an email to [email protected] with the name of the player, the team and the mission.

Nate Austin

BYU, Alpine, Utah (Lone Peak HS), Sr., forward.
Served in McAllen, Texas.

Dallin Bachynski

Utah, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Winston Churchhill HS/Southern Utah), Sr., center.
Served in Croatia.

John Bennett

Utah State, Palo Alto, California (Pinewood HS), Fr., guard.
Served in Boston.

Jordan Brown

Weber State, Plain City, Utah (Powell HS), So., guard.
Served in Brazil. 

Mitch Bruneel

Utah Valley, Boise, Idaho (Eagle HS/Utah State), Sr., forward.
Served in Cebu, Philippines. 

Elliott Bullock

Stanford, Salt Lake City (Olympus HS), Sr., center.
Served in Houston.

Cory Cardwell

Utah Valley, Riverton, Utah (Riverton HS), Jr., guard.
Served in Philadelphia.

Jordan Chatman

BYU, Vancouver, Washington (Union HS), Fr., guard.
Served in Taiwan.

David Collette

Utah State, Murray, Utah (Murray HS), Fr., forward.
Served in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kyle Collinsworth

(No. 5) BYU, Provo, Utah (Provo HS), Jr., guard.
Served in Russia.

For the full list, read Toone’s article at