Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars forward Luke Worthington (41) celebrate the win over Stanford Cardinal during NCAA action in Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. BYU 79-77.

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.

Fellow big man Nate Austin sent congratulations to his teammate.

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:

Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @brandonljudd