Colton Iverson

American basketball player

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Colton Iverson
Colton Iverson.JPG
No. 45 – Akita Northern Happinets
PositionCenter
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1989-06-29) June 29, 1989 (age 32)
Aberdeen, South Dakota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolYankton (Yankton, South Dakota)
College
NBA draft2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Beşiktaş
2014–2015Baskonia
2015–2016 Karşıyaka
2016–2017Maccabi Tel Aviv
2018Andorra
2018–2019Canarias
2019–2020Zenit Saint Petersburg
2020–2021New Zealand Breakers
2021–presentAkita Northern Happinets
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Colton Miller Iverson (born June 29, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Akita Northern Happinets of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for the University of Minnesota and Colorado State.

College career

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

2013–14 season

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019–20 season

On July 11, 2019, Iverson agreed to terms with Zenit Saint Petersburg for the 2019–20 season. He competed in the EuroLeague and the Russian VTB United League.[16] Iverson averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds per game. He parted ways with the team on July 10, 2020.[17]

2020–21 season

On September 10, 2020, Iverson signed with the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) for the 2020–21 season.[18]

2021–22 season

On June 24, 2021, Iverson signed with the Akita Northern Happinets of the Japanese B.League.[19]

Career statistics

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

Euroleague

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

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

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

  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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. 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. Archived from the original on July 1, 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.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Colton Iverson signs with Iberostar Tenerife". Sportando.com. July 16, 2018. Archived from the original on July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  16. ^ "Zenit adds size, experience with Iverson". EuroLeague.net. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  17. ^ "BC Zenit, Colton Iverson part ways". Sportando. July 10, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  18. ^ "Breakers Sign Import Colton Iverson". NBL.com.au. September 15, 2020. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  19. ^ "【新入団】コルトン・アイバーソン選手契約合意のお知らせ". northern-happinets.com (in Japanese). June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021.

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