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Chuck Iverson - Inducted 2023

A 1969 graduate of Vermillion High School, Chuck Iverson ranks as one of the best basketball players in Coyote history. He holds every major rebounding record at USD, 50 years after graduating in 1973. Iverson was also a tremendous offensive threat, scoring 1,536 points. He set the North Central Conference rebounding record and held it for almost 20 years. He was a three-time all-NCC performer who led USD to an NCC championship. The 6-9 230-pound center paced USD to successive NCC Holiday Tournament titles in 1971 and 1972. He was named the MVP of the 1972 classic after setting records for rebounds in a game and tournament. As a USD senior, he averaged 17 points and 17 rebounds per game and had 20 or more rebounds in nine games.

Iverson was drafted by the NBA's Seattle Supersonics and the ABA's Memphis Tams. He signed with Seattle and was coached by Bill Russell until he was cut before the regular season opened. Iverson was then selected for an all-star team that played in European tournaments. This led to an offer to play professionally in Europe. Instead, he returned to South Dakota to help on his family’s farm and coach.

At Vermillion High School, Iverson was a three-year varsity football and basketball player. As a coach and administrator, he was part of Mount Marty athletics for four decades and retired in 2021. Iverson has won numerous coaching and administrator awards and is a member of the Vermillion High School, Mount Marty, and USD Halls of Fame.

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