2013 Intro: Kuran Iverson

Kuran Iverson built his reputation last spring, but he's having a solid sophomore campaign and a number of high major programs have been by to see him.

When it comes to Kuran Iverson one word comes to mind.

"Verastility is key," West Hartford (Conn.) Northwest Catholic coach John Mirabello said.

Throughout Iverson's sophomore season the 6-foot-8, 190-pound combo forward has been impressive, averaging 16 points, nine rebounds and just over six assists per outings.

"He's been terrific," Mirabello told Scout.com. "For his size he's so versatile. Sometimes I just catch myself watching him because of how he sees the floor and passes the ball."

Iverson, who ranks No. 2 overall in Scout.com's 2013 rankings, built his reputation at the Nike Hoop Jamboree last June. His passing and ability to play a handful of positions caught our eye and his high school coach agrees.

"With his size and the way he handles the ball and sees the floor, he really can have an impact on the game in so many places on the floor," Mirabello said.

"He can contest shots and rebound," he added. "Projecting to the future he's going to be a guy that plays on the perimeter quite a bit and handles the ball. Again it's pretty neat to watch someone as long as he is do what he does with the ball."

This year a number of college programs have swung by Northwest Catholic to check out Iverson. Among the schools that have been in are Connecticut, Villanova, Louisville, Seton Hall, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. Arizona has also put in a call.

"It's more of a process of people coming to watch and check in on him," Mirabellos said. "He's been really good about watching and doing his thing and not really trying to make any decisions about anything."

Despite the early attention, Iverson doesn't have an early list of schools or favorites.

"We are trying to keep it that way and let him enjoy this [process]," he said. "We are just trying to let him be one of the guys t the school. This will all have a place. We have the playoffs coming up and we want him to enjoy that."


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