2013 forward Kuran Iverson hearing from Indiana

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Kuran Iverson (Hartford, Conn.) is one of the nation’s premier small forwards in the 2013 class, so it’s no surprise Indiana is making a push for his talents.

An IU assistant coach called the 6-foot-8 Iverson last night to express interest and set up a possible visit to Bloomington.

Iverson, the 81st ranked player in the ESPNU 100, named the Hoosiers – along with Seton Hall, Connecticut, and Florida – among the programs coming at him the hardest.

“I spoke to an assistant coach,” Iverson said of the call from IU. “He encouraged me to come in (for a visit). Coach (Crean) is a good person all around. He’s a good guy.”

Through three games at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Iverson is averaging 9.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. His goal this summer is to improve passing to teammates and overall defense.

Iverson hopes to take a couple visits to college campuses early in August, and said IU could be one of those.

He said he has set no timetable for a decision.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Who?!?! CTC, you gotta keep us in the loop. We’ve got 4 commits. And we’re “going hard” at Ojeleye, Anya and this guy? What’s happening?

  • iufan4life10

    It’s crazy that just a few years ago we were worried about getting a team on the court regardless of talent. I feel like next season we could have two separate starting 5s that could compete in the B1G.

    Does Ivy Tech have a basketball team? Is it possible we could use them as a farm team for IU? haha

  • GalenaScott

    Iverson joins other big targets for IU on the front line in 2013: Anya, Lee, Ojeleye, and several more are being pursued. More help seems on the way for DD and Luke Fisher on the front line. Iverson is ranked #49 on rivals.

  • marcusgresham

    There must be some pretty strong feeling that there are a few guys on the current roster who may be leaving early because technically there is already an extra player for next season and yet they staff is still actively recruiting.

  • Kelin Blab

    I read a little about Iverson, he learning to be less of the PG as he has played that position before. From what I have read is he is a kid who has a ton of upside, just needs to continue to learn the game and play at a consistently high level.

  • Kelin Blab

    I read a little about Iverson, he learning to be less of the PG as he has played that position before. From what I have read is he is a kid who has a ton of upside, just needs to continue to learn the game and play at a consistently high level.

  • inLinE6

    That makes me think that we possibly have 6 or 7 players leaving after next season: Zeller, Watford, Hulls, Elston, Oladipo, Perea (50%) and Hollowell (50%).

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I don’t know if you’ve watched Perea lately, but he’d need to make SIGNIFICANT strides to leave after this season.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Ha that would be phenomenal. This kid does seem like he has a LOT of upside, it’s just that this report seems to be completely out of left field. To top it off, IU just offered Kennedy Meeks recently?

  • 888

    Perea is at least a 3 year guy probably 4 though. He needs to develop and learn the game.

  • rbhagwat

    anyone else’s head spinning from all of these new recruits popping up every few days?

  • LTTelamon

    I dunno… the NBA is awfully big on potential. I’m not saying I disagree the kid needs to improve, but there probably isn’t a shortage of GMs willing to take a shot on a kid with the athleticism of Hanner.

  • LTTelamon

    He’s doing exactly what other high level coaches do. Always have a Plan B. And C, and D, and E. I don’t feel the need to “be in the loop”. The fact that talented players continue to bring IU up means CTC is doing what he should be doing.

  • LTTelamon

    He’s doing exactly what other high level coaches do. Always have a Plan B. And C, and D, and E. I don’t feel the need to “be in the loop”. The fact that talented players continue to bring IU up means CTC is doing what he should be doing.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    It honestly seems as though that could be the case, or Crean is just becoming familiar with a lot of high level guys so he covers all his bases in case someone he thinks he has doesn’t commit. Honestly, I don’t like having Hartman take a spot when competition for spots on our teams is so stiff right now. That’s an honest opinion, he’s a great kid, I just think he’d do better elsewhere.

    That being said, Alex has made it very clear we aren’t to talk about this, so this may be removed. Completely his prerogative; he doesn’t want us talking negatively about our commits. It’s understandable

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Did he hit a big growth spurt? Cause he’s 6’8″ now, and I wonder if he had an Anthony Davis growth spurt

  • SCHoosier

    Big difference among “contact-interest-verbal offer and binding commitments.”
    Lot of balls to be bounced (on the court:)before the roster management issue is resolved.

  • SCHoosier

    Big difference among “contact-interest-verbal offer and binding commitments.”
    Lot of balls to be bounced (on the court:)before the roster management issue is resolved.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I read that he doesn’t like practice.

  • Reggie

    Yeah, well Dustin over at the Scoop lets us discuss what we want to about recruits.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I’m not saying one way is right or wrong; I’m just saying what the policy seems to be. I’ve also seen discussions on the scoop devolve into name calling and bigotry (Laffy). So both side seems to have their advantages.

  • SCHoosier

    Yea..but its a great review of talent..talent that would not have even looked at IU the last 3-4 years. Crean.. if you watched those tailgate tour tapes..is one hell of a salesman..has a great pitch and his enthusiasm is infectious. TC will get his share..but the planning over four year rotations of who you target by position is a real b-ball geometry problem. Doing a great job thus far.
    after another year of the national pub the ’12/13 Hoosiers will get..even more doors will open

  • Robert Sales

    Does anybody know if Kuran is related to Allen Iverson? If so, let’s get him in candy striped pants quick!

  • marcusgresham

    In theory I agree with you, but the way the NBA operates they’re far more willing to take an athletic freak and let him sit three years than to get a kid who’s maybe a bit less talented physically but who has played three or four years and honed his game.
    I swear I think I could be an NBA GM and do better than some of these clowns.

  • marcusgresham

    In theory I agree with you, but the way the NBA operates they’re far more willing to take an athletic freak and let him sit three years than to get a kid who’s maybe a bit less talented physically but who has played three or four years and honed his game.
    I swear I think I could be an NBA GM and do better than some of these clowns.

  • marcusgresham

    Well played. Several will miss this, but I didn’t.

  • marcusgresham

    You mean his eyebrows suddenly sprouted uncontrollably?

  • marcusgresham

    For whomever gave me the negative vote, I was meaning guys potentially leaving early for the pros, not transferring (you hurt my feelings. lol)

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Well… Now I get it.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Well… Now I get it.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Ha come on, he’s better looking than that. Wouldn’t Davis look more natural if his brow and mustache swapped places? Anyway, I meant is Iverson a guy who used to play point (and thus has PG skills) but is now in a 6’8″ body, because that’s a real package.

  • 888

    He will probably only take 1 though unless there is a mass exodus. Id think hes saving 1 for Anya but I dont know for sure.

  • coach c

    Seen Perea knocking down threes in open gym two weeks ago. NBA is all about potential and he has it

  • Evansville Hoosier

    The more I hear from Anya, the more I think he likes IU. He mentioned that Stan’s commitment might have something to do with whether or not he comes to IU

  • Evansville Hoosier

    The more I hear from Anya, the more I think he likes IU. He mentioned that Stan’s commitment might have something to do with whether or not he comes to IU

  • HoosierKen73

    I mean practice? We’re talking about practice…It’s not like it’s a game, it’s practice…practice…

  • SCHoosier

    I didn’t see multiple tats..bling and an arrest record..so many not): Good questions though..I wondered the same thing. One article said this kid’s stock has gone down this summer..not sure why.

  • blink

    Interesting that AI is from Hampton VA, about 2.5 hours away.

  • blink1979

    Interesting that AI is from Hampton, VA, about 2.5 hours away.

  • marcusgresham

    Why didn’t anyone ask if he’s related to Colton Iverson at Minnesota?

  • FreeAgentID

    Coming to Indiana!

  • FreeAgentID

    Coming to Indiana!

  • VerdellJonesIV

    From what I understand, Kuran used to be a elite prospect when he was younger, but had a injury that led to him falling out of the national spotlight a bit. But seriously, you cannot watch his tapes and read his scouting reports and not think he’s gonna be a special player at that size and skill level. This is kid has unlimited potential.

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