Kyle Korver life and biography

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Kyle Korver biography

Date of birth : 1981-03-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lakewood, California, U.S
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-02
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard-forward for the Chicago Bulls, NBA Draft

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Kyle Korver is an American basketball player, who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He plays as a guard-forward.

Career history:

Philadelphia 76ers (2003–2007)
Utah Jazz (2007–2010)
Chicago Bulls (2010–present)

2009-10 (Utah):

Appeared in 52 games, and averaged 7.2 ppg and 2.1 rpg … led the NBA in three-point shooting at .536 (59-110 3FGM), and set a new NBA single season three-point shooting record, breaking Steve Kerr’s record of .524 (89-170 3FGM) set during the 1994-95 season … missed 28 games due to left knee surgery (underwent surgery on 10/28; missed the following games: 10/28-12/10, 12/21-12/23, 12/30-01/02) … scored a season-high 21 points versus GS (03/31) … scored 20 points including 3-for-4 from three-point range against MIN (03/17) … scored 14 points with a season-high seven rebounds and four assists at DET (03/10) … scored 16 points (3-for-6 from three-point range) at LAC (03/02) … dished out a season-high six assists versus HOU (02/27) … scored 18 points (5-for-6 from three-point range) and had four rebounds versus CHA (02/24) … scored 13 points with five rebounds and two assists versus ATL (02/22) … had 19 points going 4-for-5 from three-point range at DEN (01/17) … 2010 Playoffs: In 10 playoff games with the Jazz, he averaged 8.3 ppg, 1.3 apg, 1.1 rpg and 21.0 mpg, and shot .525 from the floor, .478 from behind the arc and .889 from the line … posted a career playoff-high with 23 points (9-10 FG, 5-5 3FGM) in 24 minutes vs. LAL (05/08).

COLLEGE:

Averaged 14.1 ppg and 5.2 rpg, while shooting .453 percent from the three-point line in 128 games during his four-year career at Creighton (1999-03) … he was a Second Team All-America selection by the Associated Press as a senior (2002-03), after receiving Honorable Mention All-America honors from the AP as a junior (2001-02) … left Creighton as the school and Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) leader for 3FGM with 371, which was tied for sixth in NCAA history at the time … finished his collegiate career ranked 14th in NCAA history in three-point field goal percentage (.453) and ninth in free throw percentage (.891) … finished his career ranked fifth all-time at Creighton in scoring (1,801) and first in three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage; eighth in assists; ninth in blocks and fourth in steals … was the first player in school-history to appear in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments … he became one of six players to repeat as MVC Player of the Year (joining Larry Bird, Hersey Hawkins, Xavier McDaniel, Lewis Lloyd and Junior Bridgeman).

PERSONAL:

Full name is Kyle Elliot Korver … born in Lakewood, Calif., but grew up in Pella, Iowa … is the son of Kevin and Laine Korver … comes from a basketball family … he has three brothers: Kaleb, Klayton and Kirk … Klayton played collegiately at Drake … Kaleb plays at Creighton, and Kirk plays at Missouri-Kansas City … his father, mother and two uncles played at Central College in Pella, Iowa … his mother once scored 74 points in a high school game … he established the Kyle Korver Foundation in 2006 that focuses on making a positive impact on underprivileged children … he hosted the first annual Kyle’s Coat Drive in Salt Lake City in 2008, collecting over 800 new coats for the needy … he previously held the Coat Drive in Philly for three years … he has also participated in the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders,” most recently going to India in the summer of 2008 … had his varsity basketball jersey (No. 25) retired by his alma mater, Pella High School in January of 2006 … majored in visual communications at Creighton … hobbies include ping pong, bowling, horseshoes, croquet, pool and Frisbee golf … he is an avid golfer; he competed in the 2008 and 2009 Utah Opens on sponsor exemptions … wears size 14 shoe.


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