Coach Josh Pastner and the University of Memphis picked up a verbal commitment from 6’8 wing player Kuran Iverson. According to what Kuran confirmed with us in a phone interview he was sold on this decision during his recent visit to Memphis but still needed time to make a final decision.
“Last week sometime, but I didn’t want to go forward till I came home and had that mom and son talk’” said Iverson about mulling over his decision. “Once she gave her blessing I was good mentally with it.”
The last prep player from the New England region that Pastner landed is now playing in the NBA (Will Barton, Brewster Academy). Kuran is coach Pastners fourth top 100 prospect added to a stellar Tigers 2013 recruiting class
Kuran Iverson is 6’8 lean wing player, with a great skillset, and all the tools to be great. Iverson was written off by many media outlets in the past 2 years, before bursting back onto the scene this past spring/summer on the AAU circuit.
Iversons AAU Coach Andre Harrison states that he is happy Kuran made his own choice.
“The Best part of the visit was how nice the city of Memphis was,” said Coach Harrison. “Most of all how he got along with the team.”
Since being ranked as high as Top 10 in his class during his freshmen campaign, it was almost a sure thing; Iverson would put his stamp on the rankings as the top player in his class. After being hammered by injuries, and often seen taking plays off, Iverson began to fade as a promising prospect.
Iverson, heard the critics and used their criticism as motivation entering his senior year at Fishburne (Va.) Military School. Iverson starred at Northwest Catholic for three seasons before deciding a transfer move to the Virginia Prep School.
Iverson chose the Tigers over Billy Donovans Florida Gators. Kuran is also the cousin of former NBA MVP Allen Iverson.
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