UPDATE, Feb. 12: Khalil Iverson has committed to Wisconsin.
After a good showing at Wisconsin's elite camp last summer, the coaching staff has been tracking 2015 swingman Khalil Iverson and decided to offer him this week after Bo Ryan made a trip out to Delaware, Ohio's Rutherford B. Hayes High School to see him.
Khalil Iverson has received an offer from Wisconsin, per his HS coach.— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleerLGHL) February 4, 2015
Listed at 6'5" and 200 pounds, Iverson is an explosive wing player who brings an extensive collection of YouTube dunk highlights.
Even Iverson's opponents in the talent-rich Columbus area, including Olentangy senior Jimmy Gundling, are amazed by his highlights.
"Khalil is one of the best players in high school basketball," Gundling said. "He can come out of nowhere and dunk on you."
With his slash and attack style, Iverson could offer a nice compliment to Wisconsin's existing 2015 class, specifically the outside shooting of Brevin Pritzl and Alex Illikainen. Currently Iverson has offers from Penn State and Bowling Green with Tennessee and West Virginia picking up interest. Indiana has also been tracking Iverson's progress as a ballhandler and lead guard since last fall.
Without a doubt Iverson brings a tenacity and athleticism to the court. However, his game appears to have developed into a much more all around skill set, something that did not go overlooked by the Wisconsin coaching staff.
Iverson has a lot more to his game than athletic dunks and drives to the basket. He opened his senior season by tallying a triple double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and six blocks. On the season Iverson is averaging 15.4 points-per-game, including a monster 31-point, 17-rebound, eight assist and eight block game in a 77-75 overtime win over Mansfield (OH) Senior in which he hit the game-winning free throws in the final seconds.
Crystal Ball predictions for Iverson quickly flipped in favor of Wisconsin once the offer was made public. Though Wisconsin is admittedly at the top of his list current, reports are that Iverson may wait to see what other interest the Badgers have stirred up.
Wisconsin still has two scholarships available to hand out for next season, with one earmarked for still-growing centerpiece Diamond Stone of Whitefish Bay Dominican.