Celtics

Celtics

WALTHAM, Mass. – Former Boston Celtics draft pick Colton Iverson continues to put up solid numbers overseas, hoping it’ll eventually land him a spot on the Celtics’ roster.

Playing for Pinar Karsiyaka of the Turkish Basketball League, Iverson opened the season with a game-high 18 points in Karsiyaka’s 96-79 win over Besiktas.

Iverson’s 18 points came on 8-for-9 shooting from the field while he also grabbed five rebounds and had an assist.

The 7-foot center was drafted by Indiana with the 53rd overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, but his draft rights were immediately traded to Boston.

He participated in the Celtics’ summer league in 2013 and 2014, but elected not to do so last season.

It is too soon to tell whether he will try and latch on with Boston’s summer league team in 2016.