BYU forward Luke Worthington will be trading in his basketball jersey and shoes for a suit and tie.
The sophomore announced on Monday via Twitter that he will serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I will be serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.— Luke Worthington (@worthington41) February 23, 2015
Fellow big man Nate Austin sent congratulations to his teammate.
@worthington41 proud of you bro! Great decision!— Nate Austin (@RexosaurusRex) February 23, 2015
The 6-foot-10 Worthington of Mequon, Wis., has started 21 games and averaged 13.6 minutes per game for the Cougars this season, though he has come off the bench as of late. He is averaging 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in the 2014-15 season.
As a true freshman last season, Worthington averaged 1.0 point and 0.9 rebounds while playing in 31 games, starting three.
Worthington's Twitter bio says, "How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings."
He also recently tweeted a quote from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church:
"Keep the commandments and trust the Lord. Too much worrying will just take away the energy you need to enjoy the moment." -Pres. Uchtdorf— Luke Worthington (@worthington41) February 22, 2015
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