- In a shocking development on the local basketball scene, Colton Iverson, 6 foot 10 inch, 258 pound Junior forward/center for the Minnesota Gophers the past three years, announced yesterday that he has decided to transfer to UWRF to play his final year of basketball.
The Yankton, South Dakota, native had previously said in an email to the Yankton “Press and Dakotan” that he was following a “gut feeling,” and that a transfer isÂ the “right move” at this time in his career. He added that it was a “tough decision after playing three years for head coach Tubby Smith and the Gophers.”
Falcon coach Jeff Berkhof said of the surprising revelation:Â “When I saw the announcement of Colton’s decision, I thought about the fact that he would have to sit outÂ for a year before he could play for another division one program, so I decided to take a gamble and contact him. He can play for us next season.”
When asked why he would want to play for a division three team after competing in division one, Iverson said, “You know, I’ve always thought about the advantages of being a big frog in a small pond. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Iverson averaged slightly over five points and five rebounds per game this season in a reserve role for Minnesota.Â However, he started 27 games as a freshman, averaging 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. His role was largely that of a reserve in his sophomore year, though he played in all 35 games.
With several players returning next season, the Falcons are looking forward to a great year, especially with Colton Iverson aboard. And may you, too, have a great year, even if you are an April fool for believing this blog.