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Iverson on Hand to Receive NAIA All-Star Honor

Iverson on Hand to Receive NAIA All-Star Honor

Roger Iverson may well have been the shortest player just about every time he took the court for the Pacific Lutheran College men's basketball team, but there were few that matched his stature when it came to playing the game.

One of the greatest players in Pacific Lutheran men's basketball history, Iverson was honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on its 75th Anniversary All-Star Team. he received this honor at the NAIA Division I national title game held in Kansas City on March 20.

A 5-foot 9-inch guard who belied the theory that college basketball is only for the tall, Iverson played for then Pacific Lutheran College from 1955-59. He helped lead PLC to four consecutive NAIA national tournament appearances, highlighted by a second-place finish in 1959 and a third-place showing in 1957. He twice was a member of the NAIA All-Tournament team. In the 1959 national tournament, Iverson's tireless play earned him the event's "Mr. Hustle" award.

Click here to read a story about Iverson written John McGrath, sports columnist for The News Tribune.

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