Keith Adam Van Horn (born October 23, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward graduated from Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California and attended the University of Utah where he went on to be a consensus First Team All-American in 1997. Van Horn finished his career at Utah as the school and Western Athletic Conference (WAC) male all time leading scorer (Colorado State’s Becky Hammon is the all-time WAC leader with 2,740 points) and holds numerous other school records. He led Utah to three NCAA Division I top 25 finishes, including their highest ranking ever in school history (#2). He received the 1997 ESPN Men’s College Basketball Performer of the Year award.
Van Horn 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. Van Horn 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. He was a major contributor to the Nets 2002 Eastern Conference Championship team, leading the team in rebounding and placing 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.
Van Horn officially retired from the NBA in 2008 and averaged 16.0 points and nearly 7 rebounds per game during his nine year NBA career.
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1998)
Consensus first-team All-American (1997)
Consensus second-team All-American (1996)
3× WAC Player of the Year (1995–1997)
4× First-team All-WAC (1994–1997)
No. 44 retired by University of Utah