OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men’s basketball program has signed three players to a letter-of-intent, head coach Dana Altman announced today. Kaleb Korver, P’Allen Stinnett and Kenton Walker will each have four years of eligibility when they arrive on campus next fall.
Korver is a 6’4” guard from Pella, Iowa, where he plays for coach Mark Core. Last season he averaged 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while making 84 three-point baskets. Korver was also a second-team all-state pick by the Iowa Newspapers Association. His oldest brother, Kyle, earned second-team All-America honors at Creighton from 1999-2003 and currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers. Another brother, Klayton, is a fourth-year junior and starter on the Drake basketball team.
Stinnett is a 6’2” guard from Las Vegas, Nev., but he currently plays at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. While in Nevada, Stinnett averaged 25.5 points per game as a junior, and 18.9 points per game his senior season. Brewster Academy is the same prep school that was once home to current Bluejay redshirt Chad Millard, who is sitting out the 2006-07 season after transferring in from Louisville. Stinnett is coached by Jason Smith.
Walker is a 6’8” forward from San Diego, Calif., where he attends Scripps Ranch High School. Walker averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots per game as a junior, where he plays for coach John King. Walker was named a first-team all-state pick among juniors by CalHiSports.com last season.
This past Monday, Creighton earned its first-ever preseason ranking by the Associated Press at No. 19. The Bluejays are also ranked 23rd in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
Creighton plays its final exhibition game tonight with a 7:05 pm tip against crosstown rival Nebraska-Omaha. The Bluejays open the regular-season on Monday with a 7:05 pm start against Mississippi Valley State.