Kentucky recruit Kuran Iverson not following famous cousin’s blueprint

Kuran Iverson - photo by Andrew Shurtleff
Kuran Iverson – photo by Andrew Shurtleff

First, let’s get the obvious question out of the way.  Yes, Class of 2013 small forward  is related to former star Allen Iverson. They are second cousins, though Kuran says they’ve met only once, a couple of years ago at a family reunion.  Even though the two share a last name, they have very different games. Kuran is a 6-foot-9 forward, not a 6-foot guard. So he doesn’t feel any pressure about following in his cousin’s footsteps.  “It’s just a last name,” Iverson said. “I don’t worry about the last name. The name at the end of the day doesn’t get you where you need to go.”

 

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