Colton Iverson Talks about Minnesota Vist

Colton Iverson saw his recruitment go through the roof after he led the South Dakota Heat AAU team to the Hoosier Shootout 17-and-under title. He became a prime recruiting target for Minnesota and its coaching staff and was on the university campus this weekend during his official visit. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Iverson to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Colton Iverson averaged 15 points and 9.7 rebounds per game for Yankton, which finished at 16-10 with a fifth-place finish in the state tournament.

Iverson scored 20 points in the consolation championship as Yankton defeated Mitchell 68-42. He scored 15 points in a 47-37 win over Rapid City Stevens in the consolation semifinals.

Iverson shined this summer as a member of the South Dakota Heat AAU team. He helped lead the Heat to the Hoosier Shootout title as he scored 28 points in the championship game and he was named MVP.

Iverson has offers from South Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado State, Washington State, Nebraska, New Mexico, Indiana State, Richmond, Eastern Kentucky, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Iowa, UCLA, Marquette, Florida, Iowa State, and Creighton.

Iverson spoke to GoldenSports.Net about the latest on his recruitment. He visited Florida and Creighton previously.

"This is my third official visit," he said. "I still have Nebraska next week and then after that it should be my last official visit. I'm going to take a trip up to Iowa, but I'm not sure yet."

Iverson enjoyed his visit to Minnesota.

"This a great place. I really like it. Good people. Good environment. It has been a good trip so far," he said.

Iverson said that despite liking all the places he has visited, the visits have helped him in his decision-making process.

"I think that it is making things a little bit easier, just getting the feelings of the school," he said.

Iverson will be expected to carry a bigger share of the load next year at Yankton as he is the lone returning starter and they welcome back just three juniors from the varisty roster. However, Iverson has high hopes for the upcoming season.

"I think that we should have a pretty good season," he said. "We've got some kids in my class that are capable of stepping upon the peirmeter, so we should be all right this season."

Iverson comes from a basketball family. His father is the head girl's coach at Mount Mary, where his sister is a senior. His other sister, a sophomore, plays at South Dakota.

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