The July evaluation period is amongst the most feverish times of the year for high school basketball, and Northwest Catholic (Conn.) senior Kuran Iverson will have at least a few eyes following his path over the next 30 or so days.
Two summers ago the 6-foot-8 Windsor, Conn. resident was ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the Class of 2013 by ESPN. In the first ESPN 100 rankings for the Class of 2013, he comes in at No. 81. But if his strong spring season is to be taken into account, he could soon be making a jump back towards the top.
In a roundtable on RecruitingNation about players analysts are most excited to see, which you can find HERE (Insider only), ESPN's Adam Finkelstein goes with Iverson:
Adam Finkelstein: Kuran Iverson, SF (Windsor, Conn./Northwest Catholic)
His stock was revitalized this spring with steady performances on the AAU circuit and a big showing at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, but now the question remains whether or not he can sustain that high level of play with all eyes on him this summer. For Iverson, it's always been about effort and efficiency.
In another roundtable piece on RecruitingNation, ESPN's analysts discuss players who could most see their stock improve. You can find the piece HERE (Insider only). Both Joel Francisco and John Stovall make note of Iverson:
Joel Francisco: Kuran Iverson, SF (Windsor, CT/Northwest Catholic)
Iverson was a well-known commodity among national scouts early on in his high school career. However, his overall game and approach didn't evolve during the next couple of seasons and as a result, many of his peers surpassed him. But after a scintillating performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, he showed that his lethal combination of skill, length and athleticism makes him one of elite talents in his class.
John Stovall: Kuran Iverson
He is a player who was highly ranked as a freshman but has slipped since then. There are many rumors as to why, but he now has a chance to gain it all back if he can stay focused during the month of July. There are not five players in the 2013 class with more talent. He is a legitimate 6-8 wing and is definitely one of the top five NBA prospects in the class.