Kyle Elliot Korver is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. Korver went to the Pella High School in Pella, Iowa and upon graduation, had his jersey number 25 retired from the school list. He then went to Creighton University where he became the fifth all-time leading scorer in the school’s history.
At Creighton University, Korver raked in the awards. In his freshman year, he was named to the Missouri Valley All-Bench team, All-Freshman team and All-Newcomers team. In 2001, his sophomore year, Korver was named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Conference Second Team as well as the All-Tournament team while the following year, he was named as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year.
In his senior year, Korver was voted as the mid-season player of the year by Dick Vitale and was also named as the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP as well as the Missouri Valley Conference MVP. He was also named to the second team, All-American, by the Associated Press on his way to setting a new record in 3-pointers with 371.
The small forward was drafted in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. On the same night, they traded Korver and his draft rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for cash. With the 76ers, Korver was mainly a backup player although he took part in the three-point shootouts at the 2004 and 2005 All-Star weekend. He finished third in his first attempt while the following year, he came closer with a second place finish.
In 2004-05, Korver continued his three-point prowess outside the All-Star weekend as he scored 226 times from behind the arc, tying for first place with Quentin Richardson. Korver was traded out by the 76ers to the Utah Jazz in 2007. The trade saw Gordan Giricek go the other way along with a future first-round draft pick.
With the 76ers, Korver’s scoring grew from 4.5 points in his rookie year to 14.4 points in 2006-07 before falling down to 10.0 points per game. His career scoring remains at 10.4 per game after he had a single season with 9.8 ppg with the Jazz.