Keith Van Horn's College Career - BIO

The University of Utah

Keith Van Horn Utah Utes Basketball

Keith played for the University of Utah under famed basketball coach Rick Majerus from 1993–1997. Among his collegiate accomplishments is being the first player in WAC history to be Player of the Year three times (1995,1996,1997), being the second player in WAC history to make first team all-WAC four years in a row and being the all time leading scorer in University of Utah and conference history with 2,542 points.  

He is the University of Utah career leader in points, defensive rebounds, three point field goals made, free throw percentage and is second in total rebounds.  Well known for his last second heroics, Keith made back to back game winning shots against SMU and New Mexico in the 1997 NCAA Tournament.  Van Horn received numerous All American awards during his career at Utah and was a consensus first team All American selection.

In 1997 he led the Utes to a 29–4 finish and #2 national ranking, the highest in school history.  His #44 basketball jersey was retired by the University of Utah in 1998.  He was named ESPN Men’s College Player of the Year in 1997.   In February 2008, he was among 16 players named to the University of Utah’s “All-Century” basketball team and in 2012 he was named to the PAC-12 Hall of Fame.

Keith's College Statistics

  • Points Per Game: 21

  • Rebounds Per Game: 9

  • Field Goal Percentage: 52%

  • Free Throw Percentage: 85%

  • 3 Point Percentage: 40%

Keith's College Achievements

  • 1997 ESPN NCAA National Player of the Year

  • Consensus Associated Press All-American 1996 and 1997

  • Three Time Conference Player of the Year - 1995, 1996 and 1997

  • University of Utah Career Scoring Leader

  • Ranks in Top 10 in Utah history in over 10 statistical categories

  • University of Utah Hall of Fame

  • University of Utah All-Century Team

  • PAC 12 Hall of Honor