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Full Name: Kyle Elliot Korver
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.00 m) / 210 (95 kg)
Birthdate: March 17, 1981 (Lakewood, Calif.)
High School: Pella HS (Pella, Iowa)
College: Creighton

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the second round (51st overall) by the New Jersey Nets, then was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers


Creighton
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-0033197204.4753438.895101322152918.8
2000-013232148315.4707283.86718663561446814.6
2001-022928131274.47897109.89016095451643815.1
2002-033434183391.468109120.908217104502360417.8
Totals128955591184.472312350.89166429417258180114.1
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 63-for-145 (.434); 2000-01, 100-for-221 (.452); 2001-02, 79-for-184 (.429); 2002-03, 129-for-269 (.480). Totals: 371-for-819 (.453).

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-America by AP as a senior after receiving Honorable Mention All-America honors from AP as a junior. Owns the Creighton and Missouri Valley Conference record with 371 career three-pointers, which is tied for sixth in NCAA history. Also ranks 14th in NCAA history with 45.3% accuracy and tops among players 6-7 or taller. Finished Creighton career fourth all-time in scoring, first in three-pointers made, first in three-point attempts, first in three-point accuracy, first in free throw accuracy, eighth in assists, ninth in blocks and fourth in steals. Only player in Creighton history to appear in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments. Helped lead Creighton to 99 wins the last four years, easily the best span in school history.

Senior (2002-03): Finished second in nation in three-point field goal percentage (48.0%) and was ninth nationally in free throw percentage (90.8%). Led team in scoring, rebounding, steals, three-point field goals, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage. Named National Midseason Player of the Year by Dick Vitale and was a finalist for the Wooden, Naismith and Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Awards. Named MVC MVP and MVC Tournament MVP. Became one of six players to repeat as MVC Player of the Year honors, joining Larry Bird, Hersey Hawkins, Xavier McDaniel, Lewis Lloyd and Junior Bridgeman.

Junior (2001-02): Led Creighton in scoring (15.1), rebounding (5.5), assists (3.3) and steals (1.6) while earning MVC Player of the Year honors. Ranked 12th nationally in free throw percentage (89.0%) while leading Jays to MVC regular-season and tournament titles.

Sophomore (2000-01): Was a second-team all-MVC pick while leading the league champion Jays with 14.6 ppg and hitting a then-record 100 three-pointers while ranking 12th nationally with 45.2 percent accuracy from downtown. Named to the MVCs All-Tournament team.

Freshman (1999-00): Named to the MVCs All-Bench team, All-Freshman team and All-Newcomer team.

Strengths: Outstanding three-point shooter and free throw shooter who seems to identify what his team needs and then provides it. Plays with a lot of intensity, yet always seems under control.

Personal: Comes from a basketball family, as his father Kevin, mother Laine and two uncles played at Central College in Pella, Iowa. His mother once scored 74 points in a high school game. Hobbies include almost all sports, including ping pong, bowling, horseshoes, croquet, pool and frisbee golf. Majoring in visual communications.