The Boston Celtics selected Colorado State center Colton Iverson with the No. 53 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Celtics acquired the pick from the Indiana Pacers. The leading scorer and rebounder for the Rams as a senior, Iverson should provide immediate depth in the post.
Transferring to Colorado State for his senior season after three underwhelming years at Minnesota, Iverson made his final year of NCAA eligibility worthwhile. One of the best players on an NCAA Tournament squad, he proved to NBA scouts that he's at least worthy of an opportunity. Even though he lacks the top-notch athleticism and length of most post prospects, he's officially listed at 7' and nearly averaged a double-double for the Rams last season. If he can improve his footwork and refine his offensive game, his rebounding and touch near the basket could help Indiana.