Iverson is the bad cop on the Gophers front line who brings a necessary nasty intensity on the defensive end. Unfortunately, Iverson occasionally lets his intensity spill over and commits silly fouls, which limits his time on the floor. Iverson has committed the same number of fouls as Sampson yet he averages 12 fewer minutes a game.
The number of blocks for Iverson dropped dramatically due in part to teams realizing his shot-blocking prowess. Last year, Iverson blocked nine shots against Bowling Green.
Teams also realized Iverson only feels comfortable shooting from the block and kept him from establishing quality low-post position, which in turn resulted in his poor field goal shooting percentage.
Best game of the season—Colton scored 13, grabbed 11 rebounds (five offensive), had two assists, and two blocks coming off the bench to be the difference in the game against Butler on November 26.
Grade—C-plus. Iverson is a solid passer and does a good job finding his teammates. His intensity, effort, and energy is unmatched on the team.
Iverson, however, failed this year to expand his offensive game skills to be more of a threat. Hopefully, Gopher fans will continue to see Iverson make improvement from the free-throw line.