Kyle Korver hits a free throw against the Wizards during a basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com
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Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Former Hawk Kyle Korver to give commencement address at Creighton

Kyle Korver will give the commencement address for his alma mater Creighton University on Saturday. The NBA veteran, who spent four-plus seasons with the Hawks and currently plays for the Jazz, will receive an honorary Doctor of Human Letters at the ceremony.

Korver graduated from Creighton in 2003 with a degree in visual communications. His No. 25 was retired by the school.

According to the Associated Press, Korver will replace former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey. Creighton's president, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, announced earlier this month that Korver will speak at both ceremonies at the Jesuit college in Omaha, Neb.

Kerrey decided last month not to address graduates and their families, saying he didn’t want his support for abortion rights to be a distraction. 

Korver just finished his 16th NBA season. He played for the Hawks from 2012-16. He was part of the Hawks’ 60-win team that advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. He made his only All-Star game appearance that season. Korver currently ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers made list with 2,351.

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