OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Kyle Korver, the former Creighton basketball star who has played in the NBA since 2003, will be this year's commencement speaker at his alma mater, according to our news partners at the Omaha World-Herald.
Korver replaces former Nebraska governor and senator Bob Kerrey, who was scheduled to be the speaker, but pulled out after some republicans opposed his speaking because of his pro-choice abortion position.
Creighton will have two commencement ceremonies on May 18, and Korver will speak at both.
The World-Herald reports that Creighton retired Korver's number 25 last year.
Korver's 15-year NBA career has seen him play for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Utah Jazz twice, the Chicago Bulls, also where former Creighton star Doug McDermott started his career, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is known as a sharp three-point shooter, making about 43 percent of his shots from downtown.
Korver will also receive an honorary doctor of humane letters from Creighton, according to the World-Herald.