Draft Profile

 

Colton Inverson, C, Colorado State

After transferring from Minnesota, Iverson led a veteran Colorado State team to a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament as the Rams’ top scorer and rebounder. He is a big-bodied, low-post presence, who averaged 14.0 points and 9.9 rebounds as a senior. At 23, Iverson is one of the older players in the class, in part, because he was forced to redshirt in 2011-12 following his transfer to Fort Collins. He is a solid offensive rebounder (3.3 per game), “built like a rock,” according to Chad Ford, and showed consistency on the boards and scoring in the paint. The problem with Iverson, from most scouts’ perspective is that he has slow foot speed and lacks athleticism, which could be daunting problems at the NBA level. Most mock drafts project Iverson to be selected somewhere in the second round.

Colorado State assistant coach Leonard Perry told NBA.com, "You have to be able to rebound in coach [Larry] Eustachy's system or you won't get minutes. We never had a problem, never had a question about his effort rebounding the basketball. He can do it in traffic. He can do it one on one."

Pre-Draft measurements and results, according to NBA.com:

Height w/o Shoes

6' 10.5"

Wingspan

7' 2"

Standing Reach

9' 2"

Body Fat

9.8

Standing Leap

N/A

Max Leap

N/A

 

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