Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 Season Countdown: Day 26

In this 2016-17 Atlanta Hawks Season Countdown, we will be counting down the days leading up to the Hawks’ first regular season game.

Here at Soaring Down South, we are counting down the days until the Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 season begins. We’ll continue at 30 days until the regular season starts for the Hawks, highlighting one of the greatest shot blockers in Hawk history.

Irv Bemoras (1957)

Al Ferrari (1959)

Kyle Korver (2013-2016)

Best Season By A Hawk Wearing #26

Kyle Korver (2015)

12.1 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.6 APG, 49.2% 3P in 32.2 MPG
Eighteen months ago, Kirk Goldsberry wrote an article for Grantland (RIP) titled “Kyle Korver Is the Best Shooter in the NBA — and It’s Not Particularly Close“. And during the 2014-15 season, this was likley true. Korver shot a scorching 49 percent, and ranked third in total threes made. He became a an All-Star, voted in by the coaches as a replacement, and joined three of his teammates (Paul Millsap, Al Horford, and Jeff Teague) in New York for the festivities. Also, he dunked. Twice. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkgQbXkKxSY
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF1V9Vz2HlQ

Who wore #26 most recently (not named Kyle Korver)?

Al Ferrari (1962)

Likely the greatest name in the history of the team, Ferrari played five successful seasons in St. Louis. He played his rookie season, averaged 8 points and three rebounds a game, then went to fight in the Vietnam War. He came back and played four of his final five seasons with the Hawks, before being traded to the Chicago Packers for Bill Bridges. The Michigan State star, who was the school’s first 1,000 point scorer, sadly passed away in May 2016, at the age of 82.

Who’s your favorite #26 in Hawks history? Come back tomorrow for the next edition of the 2016-17 Hawks Season Countdown!

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