Sports Spotlight on Dustin Iverson | VideoAlexander Gorney | 1/2/2013
"Growing up I played guard for basketball because I was a little short kid."
Iverson is an-all state football player. He helped the the Grant County Flasher Storm get back to the Class A playoffs for the first time since 2009. He is also an all-region basketball player for Grant County but Iverson`s favorite sport is one he could never play for the Coyotes because the school doesn`t have it.
"Most people think I`m a football player, but my favorite sport is baseball. When I was younger and in fifth, sixth grade I would travel to Fergus Falls, MN. Stay with my grandparents every summer."
It was on the gridiron where Iverson caught the eyes of college scouts.
"This summer I went to all these football camps, Nebraska, Boise State. After Boise State Camp I emailed the UND coaches and sent them a highlight film and they messaged me back and ended up going to their camp, hit some kids and they ended up offering me a scholarship right before the season started."
Whether its football or basketball, Iverson always has the same attire on for every game and he does it for a reason.
"I`m a very superstitious person. Ask any of the players in the locker room if something doesn`t go right. In my automatically very superstitious what I wear before the games like these bracelets and this was made for my brother when he was in college playing basketball and my football one. And before every game on my shoe I write verses out of the bible on my nike sign just so I have god all the time while I`m playing."
"His socks. If he doesn`t have his socks he`s going to go crazy," said coach Bray Fox.
"I don`t know. He`s probably got some weird stuff like the same underwear or something," said junior Bailey Stewart.
Despite his superstitions, players say it doesn`t stop him from being one of the best players in the region.
"He`s a team leader He keeps us up. He always has a smile on his face everyday you see him. He`s such a good friend, there`s no one else to compare him too, its going to be a real loss next year when we lose him."
But before Iverson does graduate he has one goal left.
"Make it past districts. Make it to regionals."
Iverson and the Coyotes finished third in the Mandan Holiday Basketball Tournament. They will hit the court again on Friday against Center-Stanton.
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