|Kuran Iverson is the fourth member of a very strong Memphis recruiting class. (Davide DePas)|
Kuran Iverson has had one of the most up-and-down high school careers we've seen in years. He started as a top prospect in the class of 2013, but plummeted after a lackluster sophomore season. However, with his play during the spring and summer, Iverson is back among five-star consideration.
And now he's headed to Memphis, as first reported by ESPN's Reggie Rankin.
Iverson, a versatile 6-foot-8 forward from Fishburne Military School (Va.), chose the Tigers over Florida. He is a Connecticut native who transferred to Fishburne for his senior season. Schools in the mix at one point or another included Syracuse, Connecticut, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall and others.
Iverson is a supremely talented prospect with some of the best all-around skills in his class. He is a very difficult matchup for opponents due to his ability to handle the ball and play a point-forward role for his team. His length enables him to get to the rim against smaller defenders, and he knows how to finish at the rim. The biggest question with Iverson was his consistency on the court. Prior to this summer, his maturity was also a factor. Now, it seems Iverson is focused and looking to capitalize on his tremendous skillset.
Memphis now has four top-100 prospects in the class of 2013. Iverson, ranked No. 22 by CBSSports.com, joins Nick King (No. 21), Markel Crawford (No. 89) and RaShawn Powell (No. 94). Next on the agenda could be a bona fide inside player. Either way, coach Josh Pastner will have plenty of talent at his disposal as the Tigers head into the Big East in 2013-14.