After transferring from Memphis in January—and at first thought to have to sit out the first semester next season—Kuran Iverson has been granted a waiver to compete right away for Rhode Island University, sources close to Jeff Goodman of ESPN say. He will have two years of eligibility left.
Iverson was a very coveted recruit coming out of high school, as he was atop-50 prospect according to many scouting services. However, he just never gelled in his time in Memphis with some off-court indiscretions sidetracking his career.
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The 6-foot-9 Iverson was a highly touted high school player, but he struggled at Memphis, averaging just 4.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2014-15.
Iverson transferred to Rhode Island in January and was expected to sit out the first semester this season. However, sources told ESPN that Iverson was grandfathered into the NCAA waiver rule and will be allowed to play immediately.
Iverson, the cousin of NBA legend Allen Iverson, will join another transfer—Stanford Robinson from Indiana—on Danny Hurley’s budding Rams’ team. Under Hurley, the Rams have seen a resurgence and went 23-10 last season while advancing to the second round of the NIT before losing to Stanford. Rhode Island should make waves in the Atlantic 10 next season while fighting for a bid to the NCAA Tournament.