June 29, 1989|
Aberdeen, South Dakota
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||Yankton (Yankton, South Dakota)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|2013–2014||Beşiktaş Integral Forex|
|2014–2015||Laboral Kutxa Baskonia|
|2016–2017||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Colton Iverson (born June 29, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Iberostar Tenerife of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the University of Minnesota and Colorado State.
Iverson, a 7'0" center, attended Yankton High School in Yankton, South Dakota and originally chose to play basketball at the University of Minnesota for coach Tubby Smith. At Minnesota, Iverson served as a key role player, averaging 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Following his junior year in 2010–11 and seeking more playing time, Iverson decided to transfer to another program for his final season of eligibility, ultimately deciding on Colorado State. At CSU, Iverson became the focal point of the offense, leading the team in scoring (14.2 points per game) and rebounding (9.8 per game). At the close of the season, Iverson was named first team All-Mountain West and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.
On June 27, 2013, Iverson was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. He was later traded to the Boston Celtics on draft night. In July 2013, he joined the Celtics for the 2013 NBA Summer League.
In July 2014, Iverson re-joined the Boston Celtics for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 12, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with an option for a second-year deal with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of Spain. In his first year in the Liga Endesa, he became the MVP of the week in the round 17, after performing 14 points and 15 rebounds against Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro.
On July 17, 2015, Laboral Kutxa Baskonia used the option on his contract to keep him for the 2015–16 season. However, on August 14, he signed with Pınar Karşıyaka of Turkey and Baskonia took legal action against him.
On August 25, 2016, the Celtics renounced their rights to Iverson, leaving him available to join another NBA team.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
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- "Celtics Announce 2014 Orlando Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- "Laboral Kutxa gets center Iverson". Euroleague.net. August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
- "Colton Iverson, Jugador de la Jornada 17". ACB.com (in Spanish). January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "Laboral Kutxa uses option to keep Colton Iverson in Spain". Sportando.com. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- "Pinar Karsiyaka announces Colton Iverson". Sportando.com. August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "Baskonia emprenderá acciones legales contra Colton Iverson". Baskonia (in Spanish). August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Robb, Brian (August 25, 2016). "Celtics Renounce Rights To 2013 Draft Pick Colton Iverson". cbslocal.com. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
- "Colton Iverson joins Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv". Maccabi.co.il. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
- "Colton Iverson officially signs with MoraBanc Andorra". Sportando.com. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
- "Colton Iverson signs with Iberostar Tenerife". Sportando.com. July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.