UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
Kari Korver
Player Profile:
Kari Korver 1263549
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Paramount, Calif.
High School: Valley Christian
Experience: High School

Kari Korver was one of only three players to play in all 37 games, making 36 starts (not "senior day") … was voted as a team captain by her peers for the second straight year ... scored in double figures in 17-of-37 games … made at least one three pointer in 32-of-37 games and drained multiple treys in 25-of-37 contests … led the team in three-pointers made (74), attempted (179), three-point field goal percentage (.413) and free throw percentage (.825, 80-for-97) … scored a season- and career-high 23 points in a home win over USC (Jan. 18), scoring 10 straight points for UCLA to open the second half ... went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe against the Trojans, which was tied for the 10th-best performance in the Pac-12 on the year … scored 15 points and hauled in a season- and career-best eight rebounds in a win over Cincinnati (Dec. 2) … made a personal-best 21 consecutive free throws before missing her last attempt in a loss to Oregon State (Jan. 3, 2015) ... made a season-high five three-pointers in the WNIT Semifinal win at Michigan (Apr. 1), setting a UCLA single season record with 73 on the year (ended with 74). HONORS: Was chosen as a second team Pac-12 All-Academic selection. PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: All Games: 29th - Scoring (10.1 ppg); 3rd - Free Throw Percentage (.825); 6th - 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.413); 7th - 3-Point Field Goals Made Per Game (2.0). Pac-12 Games: 11th - Free Throw Percentage (.800); 8th - 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.382), 7th - 3-Point Field Goals Made Per Game (1.9). NATIONAL STATISTICAL RANKS: 21st - 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.413); 147th - 3-Point Field Goals Made Per Game (2.0).

2013-14: Tore her right ACL and lateral meniscus in a workout on Sept. 25, 2013 and missed the season due to a medical redshirt ... was voted a team captain by the squad, despite being injured and unable to play.

Was one of only three players to play in all 34 games, making eight starts … she scored 11 points off the bench (3-for-5 from three-point range) in her first collegiate game (a home win over San Diego State on Nov. 10) … exploded for a career-high 17 points on a career-high five three-pointers (out of 10) and added a career-best three steals to go with three rebounds, one assist and one block in the win at Arizona State (Mar. 1) … led the team in three-pointers made (38) and attempted (110), shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc … also led the team in free throw percentage (.920, 23-for-25) … scored in double figures in five games … made at least one three-pointer in 21 games, including 10 games with multiple treys. HONORS: Was named an honorable mention selection to the Pac-12’s All-Freshman Team by the coaches. PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: All Games: 6th - 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.343). Pac-12 Games: 4th - 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.365), 9th - 3-Point Field Goals Made Per Game (1.5).

Lettered four years at Valley Christian (Cerritos, Calif.) under head coach Katie Hardeman ... missed her entire senior year after tearing the ACL in her left knee ... earned All-CIF and All-State honors each of the three seasons she played... averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 1.5 blocks as a junior in 2010-11 ... averaged 19.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals as a sophomore in 2009-10 as Crusaders went 25-8 and reached CIF Division 5AA State Championships ... averaged 17.3 points as a freshman in 2008-09 ... won women's three-point contest at 2012 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championship ... played club basketball for Cal Sparks.

Full name: Kari Erica Korver ... right-handed ... born Nov. 11, 1993 in Lakewood, Calif. ... parents are Ken and Lisa Korver ... has one older brother, Kurtis, and one older sister, Kristi ... four cousins played Division I basketball, including Kyle Korver, who plays for NBA's Atlanta Hawks (10th year in the NBA) ... lists the coaching staff and closeness to home as reasons she decided to attend UCLA ... biggest thrill so far in her athletic career was a game-winning three-pointer against league rival Whittier Christian in high school ... hobbies include hanging with friends, going to the beach and reading ... undeclared major.


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