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Former BYU basketball player Kyle Collinsworth to work out for Minnesota Timberwolves

BYU's triple-double king set to work out with the Timberwolves today.

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Kyle Collinsworth will look to improve his draft stock today as he is set to participate in a workout with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to KSTP sports reporter Darren Wolfson, the former BYU guard will workout alongside Fred VanVleetMichael Carrera and Isaiah Briscoe.

In his time at BYU, Collinsworth was the ultimate jack-of-all-trades. He stuffed the stat sheet every night he stepped on the court. At the close of his career, Kyle finished with school records for rebounds, assists and the NCAA record for triple doubles.

Most draft projections say that Kyle will either be a late second round pick or go undrafted. Per to ESPN.com, Kyle has great size for the point guard position and has great basketball IQ.

His versatility will help make his case to NBA teams looking for a well-rounded player but ultimately Collinsworth's inability to develop an outside shot will hold him back. According the DraftExpress.com, his poor perimeter shooting could be a deal-breaker.

The poor finishing and free throw shooting offer serious problems for Collinsworth's NBA credentials, but his perimeter shooting could be a deal-breaker. He projects as somewhat of liability offensively beyond his passing, and often sees defenders dare him to shoot by going under screens. After converting on just 6-of-21 3-pointers as a junior, he went on to hit just 8-of-34 3-pointers (23.5%) as a senior. Collinsworth's jump shooting in general needs a massive overhaul. His release comes well after he's already reached the summit of his jump and he regularly settles for off-balance shots.