Bethel High School gym is where he used to shut the court down. Iverson averaged 26.7 points per game in a 12-year NBA career despite being 6-foot and 165 pounds.
Iverson did not graduate from Bethel, due to an arrest for his role in a brawl at a bowling alley that put the nation’s most heavily recruited prep athlete in an intense and volatile spotlight.
He led his 1992-93 High School basketball team to a 3A State Championship.
Bethel athletic director Lee Martin said the idea to honor Iverson arose earlier this year when he realized the basketball gym needed a new floor. Greg Hopson, one of the school’s principals, was a student at Bethel when Iverson was playing football and basketball, and he suggested the new floor should bear Iverson’s name. The school’s naming committee unanimously approved. The decision was then made to take it a step further and name not only the floor, but the gym itself in his honor.