Colton Iverson

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Colton Iverson
Colton Iverson.JPG
Iberostar Tenerife
Position Center
League Liga ACB
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1989-06-29) June 29, 1989 (age 29)
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Yankton (Yankton, South Dakota)
College
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Beşiktaş Integral Forex
2014–2015 Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
2015–2016 Pınar Karşıyaka
2016–2017 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2018 MoraBanc Andorra
2018–present Iberostar Tenerife
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.

College career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

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.[4] In July 2013, he joined the Celtics for the 2013 NBA Summer League.

On August 2, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Beşiktaş Integral Forex of the Turkish Basketball League.[5]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Iverson re-joined the Boston Celtics for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[6] On August 12, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with an option for a second-year deal with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of Spain.[7] 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.[8]

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 17, 2015, Laboral Kutxa Baskonia used the option on his contract to keep him for the 2015–16 season.[9] However, on August 14, he signed with Pınar Karşıyaka of Turkey[10] and Baskonia took legal action against him.[11]

On August 25, 2016, the Celtics renounced their rights to Iverson, leaving him available to join another NBA team.[12]

2016–17 season[edit]

On September 8, 2016, Iverson signed a one-year contract with Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[13] Iverson helped Maccabi to win the 2017 Israeli State Cup.

2017–18 season[edit]

On January 24, 2018, Iverson returned to Spain for a second stint, signing with MoraBanc Andorra for the rest of the season.[14]

2018–19 season[edit]

On July 16, 2018, Iverson signed with Iberostar Tenerife for the 2018–19 season.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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
 Bold  Career high

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.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Baskonia 24 20 20.8 .617 .000 .544 6.0 .5 .5 .7 7.0 10.0
2015–16 Karşıyaka 9 6 17.1 .581 .000 .607 4.9 .6 .6 .6 9.9 11.0
2016–17 Maccabi 30 24 20.4 .613 .000 .571 5.3 .6 .8 .2 8.0 10.3
Career 24 20 20.8 .617 .000 .544 6.0 .5 .5 .7 7.0 10.0

Eurocup[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Beşiktaş 18 18 20.57 .565 .000 .474 5.5 .7 .6 .6 8.8 9.5
Career 18 18 20.57 .565 .000 .474 5.5 .7 .6 .6 8.8 9.5

Domestic leagues[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Beşiktaş 29 29 14.9 .511 .000 .494 4.3 .6 .6 .2 6.2
2014–15 Baskonia 37 33 20 .600 .000 .640 5.7 .4 .7 .5 7.0 9.6
Career 33 31 17.5 .555 .000 .567 5 .5 .7 .4 6.6 9.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colton Iverson Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rayno, Amelia (March 7, 2013). "Colton Iverson: "I felt I had a lot more to offer a program."". StarTribune.com. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "CSU's Iverson earns honorable mention All-America nod". KKTV.com. April 1, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Celtics Acquire Olynyk, Iverson". NBA.com. June 28, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Besiktas officially signs Celtics draftee Colton Iverson". Sportando.com. August 2, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Celtics Announce 2014 Orlando Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Laboral Kutxa gets center Iverson". Euroleague.net. August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Colton Iverson, Jugador de la Jornada 17". ACB.com (in Spanish). January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Laboral Kutxa uses option to keep Colton Iverson in Spain". Sportando.com. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Pinar Karsiyaka announces Colton Iverson". Sportando.com. August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Baskonia emprenderá acciones legales contra Colton Iverson". Baskonia (in Spanish). August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ Robb, Brian (August 25, 2016). "Celtics Renounce Rights To 2013 Draft Pick Colton Iverson". cbslocal.com. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Colton Iverson joins Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv". Maccabi.co.il. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Colton Iverson officially signs with MoraBanc Andorra". Sportando.com. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Colton Iverson signs with Iberostar Tenerife". Sportando.com. July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 

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