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Utah Jazz: Brothers dot college landscape for Jazz players

SALT LAKE CITY — Kyle Korver jokingly says he doesn't want to tell Kevin O'Connor too much about his younger brothers who play Division I college basketball.

Telling the Jazz general manager to scout his brothers — Kaleb at Creighton and Kirk at the University of Missouri-Kansas City — could be detrimental to his job.

"They'll come and take my spot," he laughed.

At the risk of revealing a family secret — and causing a massive shift of financial dynamics among certain brothers — here is a scouting report on five Division I college basketball players who have Jazz pros for bros:


Jazz brother: Paul Millsap

School: University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Record: (18-3 overall, 6-1 Conference USA)

Info: 6-6, 210, Jr., SG/F

Stats: 16.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 33.1 mpg

Big brother's take: "Just watching (him), knowing who he is, knowing his mentality and his athleticism, he could be (an NBA player) — if he can play smart."


Jazz brother: Carlos Boozer

School: Iowa State

Record: (13-8 overall, 2-4 Big 12)

Info: 6-3, 205, Jr., SG

Stats: 3.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 9.7 mpg (out for season)

Big brother's take: "Stud, man. Great player, very athletic. Explosive. Got way more hops than I got. Fun to be around. Great kid. Growing up to be a man ... and I'm real proud of him."


Jazz brother: Kyle Korver

School: Creighton

Record: (11-11 overall, 6-5 Missouri Valley)

Info: 6-5, 190, Jr., SG

Stats: 2.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 13.7 mpg (five starts)

Big brother's take: "Probably the quickest, the most athletic of the four of us. He can handle the ball a little bit. Really good shooter ... He's probably, if not the, one of the best pure shooters I've ever seen in my life."


Jazz brother: Kyle Korver

School: University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

Record: (9-12 overall, 3-7 Summit League)

Info: 6-7, 215, Fr., F/C

Stats: 5.0 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 14.0 mpg (one start)

Big brother's take: "A great pick-and-pop guy. He had 15 points (one) night, so he's getting to play. He's been battling a stress fracture in his foot ... so he's been kind of toughing it out."


Jazz brother: C.J. Miles

School: University of San Diego (USD)

Record: (9-14 overall, 2-5 West Coast)

Info: 6-1, 175, Fr., PG

Stats: 1.3 ppg, .8 spg, 7.8 mpg (13 appearances)

Big brother's take: "He's doing all right. He's growing, just trying to get used (to) not being that guy and having to work in that mode. ... He's working his way into playing time. "