Utah State University will welcome former NBA star Jeff Hornacek Tuesday to speak about his basketball career. Tom Atwood, programming vice president for USU’s Executive Council, says the event starts at 7 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom.Following the speech, Hornacek will answer questions and participate in a three-point shootout against Utah State men’s basketball player Brian Green. A portable basketball hoop will be brought in and a three point line taped off in the TSC for the shootout.Atwood says the council wanted to get a sports figure people know and recognize to come during the heart of basketball season and Jeff Hornacek was the, “perfect fit.” Hornacek’s appearance is part of USU’s Arts and Lecture Series. The event is taking place during USU’s HURD week.Hornacek played in the NBA from 1986 to 2000. Midway through the 1993-94 basketball season he was traded to the Utah Jazz. Hornacek played as the Utah Jazz shooting guard alongside Karl Malone and John Stockton. He contributed in driving the Jazz to the 1997 and 1998 NBA finals. He remained with the Jazz until knee problems forced his retirement in 2000. Hornacek was known as one of the best three-point shooters in the league and won the NBA three-point competition twice.
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