About Keith Van Horn

Personal

Keith was born to Ken and May Van Horn in Fullerton, CA on October 23, 1975.  He attended Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California.  He attended the University of Utah on a basketball scholarship and majored in Sociology.  He has been married to his wife Amy for over 18 years and they have four children.  They live in the beautiful state of Colorado.  Some of Keith's hobbies include fly fishing, mountain biking, making wine, reading and all things technology.

College Basketball

Keith played for the University of Utah from 1993-1997 under famed coach Rick Majerus where he went on to be a consensus First Team All-American in 1997 and finished his career at Utah as all-time scoring leader in school and conference history.  He led Utah to three NCAA Division I top 25 finishes, including their highest ranking ever in school history (#2).  Keith received the 1997 ESPN Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year Award.  

NBA

Keith was selected with the second pick of the 1997 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and was traded to the New Jersey Nets on a draft night trade. He played for the Nets from 1997–2002, leading the Nets in scoring in the 1997–1998 and 1998–1999 seasons where he averaged over 20 points per game and ranked fifth in the NBA in scoring in the 1999 season. A major contributor to the Nets 2002 Eastern Conference Championship team, Keith led the team in rebounding and placed second on the team in scoring. During his NBA career, Van Horn also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks.   While with the Dallas Mavericks, he was an important member of the 2005–2006 Western Conference Championship team.  

Coaching

Keith coaches the youth in his community through the basketball organization that he founded, Colorado Premier Basketball Club. Colorado Premier Basketball Club is a non-profit charity organization that provides affordable, high-quality basketball programs for youth ages 3 to 19.  A believer in the values of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Premier puts kids first in every decision they make and stresses fundamentals and whole child-development in all of its programs.  Premier conducts itself in a way that both respects and honors the game and focuses on creating positive experiences for its athletes that will contribute to their becoming outstanding adults.  

Beyond Basketball

Layups and Rebounds - Keith enjoys writing about issues related to youth sports, parenting and developing athletes, NCAA basketball, recruiting and more on his blog, Layups and Rebounds.  

Positive Coaching Alliance - Keith serves on the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance which is dramatically impacting youth sports in America in a positive way.  Read more about the Positive Coaching Alliance here.

Philanthropy - Keith and his wife Amy support numerous charities around the world through the Keith and Amy Van Horn Charitable Fund.  He also serves on the National Advisory Board for the University of Utah.

Business Following his NBA career, Keith found success in business, founding the following companies and serving as the Managing Partner:

  • Branded Business Apps - Sold 2012
  • Weatherist
  • VH Real Estate Holdings
  • Colorado Premier Basketball Club