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2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Colton Iverson, Center, Colorado State

Mark Zerof-USA Today Sports

Name: Colton Iverson

Age: 23

Height: 7-foot

Position: Center

School/Country: Colorado State

Latest Stats: 14.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.3 apg

 

Colton Iverson began his collegiate career at Minnesota, but he made the decision to transfer following three consecutive years of averaging under 20 minutes per game. Iverson sat out the 2011-12 season due to the NCAA’s rule on transfers, but burst onto the scene in his first and only season at Colorado State. Iverson averaged 14.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this past season, leading the Rams to a win within the NCAA Tournament.

Now, Iverson is hoping for the opportunity to hear his name called within the 2013 NBA Draft. He’s on the fence in terms of getting that chance and he will have to surprise some scouts during workouts if that’s going to be the case. Iverson has great size and is a legitimate 7-footer. He can finish and do the dirty work on the glass, but does he have the talent to translate that production to the NBA level?

 

Strengths: Iverson’s size and ability to finish around the rim are his best attributes. He stands at 7-feet tall and weighs in at 260 lbs. and he’s a force down low. Iverson is not pushed off his spot very easily and can finish around the rim particularly well.

 

Weaknesses: Iverson’s final season at Colorado State was by far his best season at the collegiate level and although it’s warranted some NBA hype, does he have enough to prove his worth at the professional level? Iverson does not have much upside and his offensive game is limited away from the rim. The 7-footer will be turning 24 years old just two days following the draft’s conclusion.

 

Draft Projection: Undrafted

 

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