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Kyle Korver
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Kyle Korver defended by Reggie Evans
Utah Jazz  – No. 26
Small forward/Shooting guard
Born March 17, 1981 (1981-03-17) (age 29)
Lakewood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 211 lb (96 kg)
League NBA
High school Pella, Pella, Iowa
College Creighton
Draft 2nd round, 51st overall, 2003
New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (2003–2007)
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Kyle Elliot Korver[1][2] (born March 17, 1981 in Lakewood, California) is an American basketball player with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He plays shooting guard and was drafted out of Creighton University by the New Jersey Nets in the second round (51st overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft; his draft rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for cash considerations in a draft-night deal.[3]

Korver competed in both the 2004 and 2005 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootouts, coming in third and second in those contests respectively. In the 2004–05 season, Korver tied for first place in the league in three-pointers made with Quentin Richardson who both had 226, also a Sixers franchise record.[4] Currently in his fifth season in the NBA, Korver has become a sixth man, averaging more points per game off the bench than he had as a starter. Korver had a career high 31 points at Milwaukee on February 24, 2006,[5] something he duplicated on February 21, 2007 at home against the New York Knicks.[6]

Before going on to be Creighton University's fifth all-time scorer, he attended Pella High School in Pella, Iowa where he recently had his number 25 jersey retired.[1]

On December 26, 2007, Korver was traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Gordan Giriček and a future first-round draft pick.[4][7]

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Personal

Korver is a committed Christian.[8] Off the court, Korver held a coat-drive with the 76ers, where he collects and donates coats to Operation Warm.[1][9] He has participated in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders outreach program in Africa, China, Brazil, and India.

Korver has three brothers, Klayton, Kaleb, and Kirk. Klayton is a former guard/forward for the Drake Bulldogs while Kaleb is a junior guard for the Creighton Bluejays. Kirk is a freshman forward at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His mother Laine once scored 74 points in a high school game.[1][2] Kyle's father, Kevin, is a pastor in Pella, Iowa. Kyle also has a passion for playing golf. He has been seen frequently golfing with many teammates around the Salt Lake Valley, including Deron Williams.

It has been widely publicized that Korver bears a resemblance to television and film actor Ashton Kutcher.[10][11] Korver found comments about it funny at first, but said it started to get a little old.[11] He conceded there was a little resemblance, but not that much.[11] In regards to the constant comparisons, Korver said the fact that he is much taller than Kutcher "still doesn't stop everybody".[12] In one anecdote, he recounts that in an incident at a party he attended "people kept staring at me and I had to tell them that I wasn't Ashton."[12]

Awards

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NCAA

  • Missouri Valley Conference career three-pointers record (371)[1]
  • Second Team All-American by Associated Press: 2003[1]
  • Missouri Valley Conference MVP: 2003[2]
  • Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP: 2003[2]
  • National Midseason Player of the Year by Dick Vitale: 2003[2]
  • Honorable Mention All-American by Associated Press: 2002[2]
  • Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year: 2002[2]
  • Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team: 2001[2]
  • Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference second team: 2001[2]
  • Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer team: 2000[2]
  • Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman team: 2000[2]
  • Missouri Valley Conference All-Bench team: 2000[2]

NBA

  • League leader in three-point field goals made (226)-tied: 2004–05[13]
  • League leader in free throw percentage (91.4%): 2006–07[14]
  • Tied with Hedo Turkoglu for 83rd on the NBA's all-time 3-pointers made list (837)[15]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Last updated May 19, 2009

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Philadelphia 74 0 11.9 .352 .391 .792 1.5 .5 .3 .1 4.5
2004–05 Philadelphia 82 57 32.5 .418 .405 .854 4.6 2.2 1.3 .4 11.5
2005–06 Philadelphia 82 43 31.3 .430 .420 .849 3.3 2.0 .8 .3 11.5
2006–07 Philadelphia 74 1 30.9 .440 .430 .914 3.5 1.4 .8 .3 14.4
2007–08 Philadelphia 25 0 26.3 .396 .352 .912 2.9 1.3 .8 .2 10.0
2007–08 Utah 50 0 21.5 .474 .388 .917 2.0 1.4 .4 .5 9.8
2008–09 Utah 78 2 24.0 .438 .386 .882 3.3 1.8 .6 .4 9.0
Career 465 103 25.8 .426 .404 .885 3.1 1.6 .7 .3 10.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Philadelphia 5 5 29.4 .286 .292 1.000 2.6 1.6 .8 .2 5.0
2007–08 Utah 12 0 21.6 .411 .289 .920 2.2 .6 .3 .7 7.8
2008–09 Utah 5 0 27.2 .391 .462 .714 2.2 2.6 .6 .2 10.6
Career 22 5 24.6 .381 .341 .882 2.3 1.3 .5 .5 7.8

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