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Colton Iverson

  • Full Name: Colton Iverson
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 7-0 / 263
  • Birthdate: June 29, 1989
  • College: Colorado State
Indiana Pacers (Traded to Boston Celtics on draft night) Round 2: Pick 53
 

Strengths
- Legit center size
- Great rebounder
- Can score in the paint
- Decent lateral movement
- Strong
- Hard worker
- Good basketball IQ
- Decent passer

Weaknesses
- Not a great athlete
- Older prospect (will be 24 two days after the Draft)
- Free-throw shooting

NBA projection
Iverson has been projected as a solid second-round pick, and he'll have every opportunity to stick on an NBA roster because he'll be able to defend and rebound at that level. "There's no doubt in my mind he's an NBA player," said Colorado State associate head coach Leonard Perry, who worked with the Indiana Pacers for five years.

2012-13 season
Iverson was a first-team All-Mountain West pick and an honorable mention All-America after leading Colorado State to the NCAA tournament's third round.

Key statistics
14.2 ppg | 9.8 rpg | 1.3 apg | 1.9 tpg | 29.5 mpg | .596 FG | .590 FT

Cool statistic
With Iverson leading the way, Colorado State led the nation in rebound margin, averaging nearly 12 boards more per game than its opponents.

Reminds me of...
Aaron Gray

What Insiders Say
Colorado State associate head coach Leonard Perry
"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."

What Outsiders Say
Former Colorado State and current Nebraska coach Tim Miles
"I think the most important part about Colton is he's a fierce competitor. He hates losing, and he loves to compete. I think he's a no-brainer who will find a way to way to be productive for an NBA team."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch