Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
He played both the point guard and shooting guard positions.
Iverson was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2001.
Iverson attended Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia and was a dual-sport athlete.
He earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, and won the Division AAA Virginia state championship in both sports.
After high school, Iverson attended Georgetown University for two years, where he set the school record for career scoring average and won Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards both years.
Following two successful years at Georgetown, Iverson declared eligibility for the 1996 NBA Draft, and was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the number one pick.
He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in the 1996–97 season.