Sep 25, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT
Kuran Iverson, an athletically gifted Top-30 forward, has committed to coach Josh Pastner and the Memphis Tigers, Reggie Rankin of ESPN.com is reporting.
The 6-8 Iverson chose Memphis over the Florida Gators.
The developmental ceiling for Iverson, with his size and length, is high, and in a system like Pastner’s at Memphis, he will have opportunities to thrive.
Pastner’s Tigers were 33rd in the nation in scoring last season, putting up over 75 points per game.
Iverson runs the floor well and should continue to do that at Memphis, able to rise up with ease and play above the rim.
With this commitment, it becomes clear that Pastner is stacking his deck for Memphis’ transition to the Big East, already having secured pledges from Nick King and RaShawn “Pookie” Powell, both Top-100 prospects, as well as Memphis native Markel Crawford.
The Tigers begin their final season in Conference USA this season before heading to the Big East, along with teams that include Central Florida, SMU, Temple, and Houston.
Memphis finished last season with an overall record of 26-9, including 13-3 in the C-USA. From the Class of 2012, Memphis brings in key signee Shaq Goodwin, a 6-8, 245-pound forward from Decatur, Ga.
- Led by senior forward Alan Williams, UCSB capable of earning first NCAA tournament bid since 2011 0
- Behind Thompson and Comer, Dunk City looks to take flight once again this March 1
- Stony Brook works toward NCAA appearance after DII transition 0
- Syracuse officials to meet NCAA Committee on Infractions later this month 0
- CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: Texas A&M gets a tough guard, St. John’s big weekend, Xavier’s intriguing fit 1
- 2014-15 Season Preview: Key assistant coaching hires 0
- 2014-15 America East Preview: Does Stony Brook finally make the Tournament? 0
- Big Ten writers release media poll, Wisconsin sits atop the league (6)
- Has Maryland found a new starting center? (2)
- First Preseason Top 25 poll is out, Kentucky sits at No. 1 (2)
- Maryland senior forward suffers sprained ankle (2)
- 2014-2015 Northeast Conference Preview: Is it time for Robert Morris to dance again? (1)