Hawkeyes Roy Devyn Marble has serious NBA potential

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Roy Lane Marble’s son, Roy Devyn Marble, is currently a member of the Iowa HawkeyeS basketball team. Roy Devyn Marble and his father were the first father-son duo in Big Ten history to each score 1,000 points. It also looks like Roy Devyn Marble will be following in his father’s footsteps to the NBA. Let’s just hope for his sake, that he’s better in the league than his dad was.

After playing four seasons at Iowa (1985–89), leaving college as the leading scorer in school history, Roy Marble The Elder was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft, playing for the club during the his rookie year (just 24 games, and scoring a total of 51 points).

He also had a brief stint with the Denver Nuggets during the 1993–94 season, appearing in just 5 games.


Roy Marble The Younger enters the Hawkeyes visit to the Illini 14th on the list of Iowa all-time scorers, and 66th in all of college basketball in steals.

NU Coach Chris Collins on what makes Roy Devyn Marble so special:

“He didn’t force the action, which shows he’s a veteran guy, he just kept playing. They have a good thing going. Roy Devyn Marble is certainly as good as anyone we played against. I thought he just let the game come to him, I like his poise, and when he said some opportunities he took advantage of it.”


Here’s where we have Roy Devyn Marble, the senior from Southfield, Michigan projected in our latest NBA Mock Draft:

53. Minnesota- Roy Devyn Marble, G/F, Iowa, 6-6, Sr.
The Hawkeye senior can play multiple positions and that versatility should be attractive to NBA scouts.

Yes, I understand now why there is Final Four hype for this Iowa Hawekeyes basketball team. Winning, and winning big with White Collar Basketball with Roy Devyn Marble leading the way.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and Fulbright scholar, he’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments on ESPN, NBC, CBS and Fox Sports Radio. A former writer for NBC Chicago and the Washington Times, Banks has also been featured on the History Channel. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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