2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 4/17/2018 10:13 PM

Iverson selects Northern Iowa

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Harvest Christian senior guard Alyssa Iverson committed to play college basketball at Division I Northern Iowa on Tuesday.

Iverson visited Northern Iowa Tuesday and made her decision.

"After meeting the entire coaching staff and support staff I made the decision to committ," Iverson said. "I loved the people and I love what they are about. Their values are very important to me and something I want to represent. That was probably the most important thing to me that our values matched up."

Iverson helped Harvest Christian reach the state tournament for the first time as a junior. She followed as a senior by leading the Lions to the Class 2A supersectional where they lost to eventual state champion Marshall.

The 5-foot-8 Iverson led the Lions in scoring at 18.6 points a game and also steals (4.5) and assists (4.0). As a junior she averaged 19.5 points.

Iverson plans to major in biology.

"I'm very excited," Iverson said. "I'll be able to learn a lot and develop a lot. It should be a lot of great opportunities. Ever since I started playing AAU and getting more serious Division I has definitely been the goal. I've had a lot of help, a lot of coaches, a lot of people who have helped me through my journey. I'm very grateful to them. To be playing Division I basketball is defintely a dream come true."

Northern Iowa lost to Drake in the championship game of the Missouri Valley tournament and was invited to the NIT, falling to Milwaukee in its first game. The Panthers finished 19-14.

"I am so proud of how hard she has worked this year and how she has developed as a player, teammate and a person," Harvest Christian coach Jeff Boldog said. "UNI is getting a great player that will instantly help them as a team. I can't wait to see how she does at the next level. It was a privilege and honor to coach her."

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