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45 - Colton Iverson

Colorado St. 

  • Birthday: 6/29/89
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 7-0
  • Wt: 263
  • Hometown: Yankton, SD
  • High School: Yankton
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

85

2013
Mock:  53

NBA Comparison: Jason Jennings

Strengths: A hard-nosed post player with good size and a load of experience ... Does an excellent job of playing through contact and finishing ... Has a soft touch around the rim, and his hook shot over the shoulder is particularly effective ... Great at drawing contact, and was one of the best of this year's prospects at getting to the line in college ... Definitely has an NBA-ready body, combining his 7'0" size (7'2" wingspan) with his thick, muscular 260 lb. frame ... One of the stronger centers in this draft (benched an respectable 12 reps at the NBA combine) who uses his strength to back down defenders and get good position down low ... Loves to get the put-back dunk and is a very talented offensive rebounder in general ... Added 30 pounds to his frame since coming out of high school ... An aggressive rebounder who led the Mountain West in the stat last season (9.8 RPG) ... Great hustle player ... Can score with both hands ... A smart player who is good at passing out of the post and finding the open man behind the three point line ... Efficient scorer (shot 59% last season) ... Deflects his share of passes ... Consistent scorer, as he generally scored in double figures last year ... Aggressive transition player, despite his lack of foot speed ... Best player on a Colorado State team that got an 8 seed on the tournament and gave the champion Louisville team a scare before losing in the round of 32 ... Showed vast improvement from his junior year at Minnesota to his senior year at Colorado State ...

Weaknesses: Very unathletic, which limits his defensive ability in particular ... Has very limited shooting range, as he took only nine jump shots his entire senior season ... Turns 24 shortly after the draft, indicating little potential for growth ... Much of his scoring and rebounding ability is predicated on overpowering smaller defenders, which he is much less likely to be matched up with in the pros ... His back-to-the basket, slower big post play has gone the way of the "dinosaur" in today's NBA ... His lack of quickness limits him in defending smaller players and the roll man on a pick and roll ... Largely ineffective shot blocker ... Too slow and deliberate and gets too many of his shots blocked ... Needs to cut his body fat, as it was one of the highest measured at the combine (9.6%) ... Poor free throw shooter (59%) ... Would be very ineffective in an up-tempo offense...

Notes: Named First Team All-Mountain West last season, as well as conference Newcomer of the Year...Transferred to Colorado State from Minnesota due, in part, to playing time issues with Trevor Mbakwe and Ralph Sampson III on the roster...

Overall: Iverson is a big, physical center whose work ethic and tenacity may land him a spot in the second round, despite his lack of athleticism and his age ...

Jacob Stallard 6/5/13

June 10, 2013

March 24, 2011

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