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Badger basketball adds Khalil Iverson to Class of 2015

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MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin head men's basketball coach Bo Ryan announced Wednesday that high school senior Khalil Iverson has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Wisconsin and play basketball for the Badgers beginning in the fall of 2015.

“Khalil is a young man who has persevered through a lot both on and off the court to make himself into an exceptional player and an even better person,” Ryan said. “Our staff and program are ecstatic to have Khalil joining our Badger family and believe he is only scratching the surface of how impactful he can be down the road.

“One look at Khalil and you see all the physical attributes of a phenomenal athlete that can impact the game in so many ways. But, perhaps the most intriguing and overlooked qualities of Khalil's game are his unselfishness and passing ability. He's an exceptional talent that could dominate games at any point but he was always most concerned about involving his teammates, playing unselfishly and winning. Those are qualities that have been cornerstones of our program's success.”

Iverson joins Wisconsin's Class of 2015 that already includes Alex Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minn.), Brevin Pritzl (De Pere, Wis.) and Charlie Thomas (Clarksville, Md.).

“We've always tried to take a diligent approach when evaluating potential student-athletes to make sure we find the right fit for our program and university,” Ryan added. “Khalil's willingness to keep improving and working towards his goals were very revealing about him and his character. He stayed the course and has developed into a terrific young man who I'm positive will represent the University of Wisconsin in all the right ways in the future.”

KHALIL IVERSON

6-5, 200, Forward

Delaware, Ohio (Rutherford B Hayes)

A native of Delaware, Ohio, Khalil Iverson averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, 2.8 blocks and 2 steals per game as a senior at Hayes High School en route to earning first-team All-Ohio selection. With a school-record 88 starts and 93 games played, Iverson finished as the school's all-time leading rebounder (897), ranked second all-time for points scored (1,222) and fourth all-time in assists (416) in school history.

An all-district and all-conference honoree all four years at Hayes, Iverson was also named OCC Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015. He led central Ohio in rebounds and assists as a senior, helping the Pacers to a mark of 20-5 in 2014-15.

As a junior, Iverson averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds per game, guiding Hayes to 21 wins and a share of the Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division championship.

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