Kyle Korver became the first Creighton Bluejay in 40 years to be selected to the NBA All-Star game, replacing the injured Dwayne Wade. Korver, the fourth Atlanta Hawk chosen, was selected by Commissioner Adam Silver for the Eastern Conference team after Wade pulled out because of a hamstring injury.
Korver, who turns 34 next month, is the fourth-oldest player to make his first All-Star appearance. Korver is the NBA leader in 3FG% (.528), 3FGM (160) and FT% (.920).
He’s the first former Creighton star to make the game since Paul Silas, then with the Boston Celtics, had six points and four steals in the 1975 All-Star game.
Korver was a former All-?American for the Bluejays. In 2002-03, Korver set Creighton’s single-season records with 129 three-pointers made, a 48-percent mark from three-point range and a .908 mark from the free-throw line while leading the Jays with 17.8 points per game.
Korver is now in his 12th NBA season with his fourth team. He set the NBA record for consecutive games with a three-point basket (127) last season, and he also holds the record for highest three-point shot percentage in a season (53.6 percent), a mark he set in 2009-10 while with Utah.