Memphis coach Josh Pastner landed his third ESPN 100 commitment in the class of 2013 when small forward Kuran Iverson (Waynesboro, Va./Fishburne Military School) pledged to the Tigers on Monday night over Connecticut and Florida.
Iverson, of Windsor, Conn., is the No. 27 prospect in the ESPN 100 and a cousin of Allen Iverson. His commitment moves Memphis to No. 3 in the 2013 recruiting class rankings.
"On my visit, all the people showed me love," Iverson said. "I liked the players and the campus and could see myself there."
According to Fishburne Military coach Ed Huckaby, Iverson chose the Tigers because of their academic support system and because the program will prepare him to be a small forward in the NBA.
"Josh's personality fits Kuran's personality, and Memphis assistant coach Aki Collins did a tremendous job" in recruiting Iverson, Huckaby said.
Iverson is one of the most talented and versatile players in the class of 2013. His size, length, skills and feel for the game allow him to play and defend multiple positions. Simply put, Iverson has an excellent offensive skill package and feel for the game.
"I love their style of play, it fits my game," Iverson said. "Coach Pastner is a great guy and said he would put me in a spot to succeed."
Iverson joins an elite group of perimeter players in next year's Memphis class, which includes the No. 29 overall recruit, small forward Nick King (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis East); the No. 91 overall prospect, point guard Rashawn Powell (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips); and No. 36 shooting guard Markel Crawford (Memphis, Tenn./Melrose).