Sept. 25, 2012
Angel Gray catches up with freshman guard Kari Korver to find out about her expectations for the upcoming 2012-13 season, preseason workouts, her high school injury, the incoming freshmen class, the Korver family shooting gene and then Korver delivers a special message to UCLA women's basketball fans.
Korver was ranked the No. 98 player in the nation and the No. 37 guard by ESPN HoopGurlz in 2011. She averaged 25.3 points, 3.7 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game as a junior in 2011 at Valley Christian High School. She missed her senior year of high school with an injury. She scored at least 30 points in seven games in 2011, with a high of 39 points against Maranatha High. Korver totaled 37 points against Eastside High, including 11 three-pointers. She converted at least five three-point shots in 13 games as a junior. Korver comes from a basketball pedigree. Her cousin is Kyle Korver, an eight-year pro in the NBA and current member of the Atlanta Hawks.
In addition to kicking off the Pac-12 women's basketball television slate when they host Notre Dame on Nov. 23, the UCLA Bruins will be making a total of 11 television appearances during the 2012-13 regular season and have the opportunity for a 12th game in a wildcard spot in the regular-season finale at Arizona on Mar. 3, 2013. That is up from four televised games a year ago.
The UCLA Bruins host Westmont in an exhibition contest in the Wooden Center on Nov. 5 and then officially open the 2012-13 season with San Diego State in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 10, 2012. Both games are slated to tip at 7:00 p.m.