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The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated March 3, 2020 8.7k votes 1.1k voters 17k views 62 items

List Rules Vote up the best men's basketball players ever on the Hawkeyes roster.

Iowa basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Iowa Hawkeyes of all-time. This list of Iowa basketball players includes current and former players, along with the seasons played with the college. Featuring All-Americans, players in the NBA, and school legends who had their jerseys retired, the top players from University of Iowa men's basketball team history include B. J. Armstrong, Ronnie Lester, Reggie Evans, and Jeff Horner. Who is the best Iowa Hawkeye ever?

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Iowa basketball players in Hawkeyes history. Feel free to add any Hawkeye freshmen, NBA rookies, or Iowa alumni missing from the list.

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B. J. Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1985 - 1989

Benjamin Roy "B. J." Armstrong Jr. (born September 9, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player. Armstrong won three NBA championships during his career as a point ...more

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Ronnie Lester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Ronnie Lester Guard

1976 - 1980

Ronnie Lester (born January 1, 1959) is an American retired basketball player and basketball executive. Lester was an NCAA All-American at the University of Iowa, leading Iowa to the 1980 NCAA ...more
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Roy Marble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Roy Marble

1985 - 1989

Roy Lane Marble, Jr. (December 13, 1966 – September 11, 2015) was an American professional basketball player, 6'6" tall, who played as a shooting guard/small forward - most popularly known ...more
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Luka Garza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Luka Garza Center-Forward

2017 - present

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Fred Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Guard

1969 - 1971

Fred Brown (born August 7, 1948), nicknamed "Downtown Freddie Brown", is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) guard from the University of Iowa, he ...more

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Chris Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
wingsauce7 added Chris Street Power forward

1990 - 1993

Christopher Michael Street (February 2, 1972 – January 19, 1993) was an American college basketball player. He played as a power forward for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1990 to 1993. A potential NBA ...more
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Reggie Evans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2000 - 2002

Reginald Jamaal Evans (born May 18, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. While limited in his offensive game, Evans was known for his rebounding, tenacity and hustle on ...more
8
Greg Stokes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Greg Stokes Power forward, Center

1981 - 1985

Gregory Lewis Stokes (born August 5, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (33rd pick overall) of the 1985 NBA ...more
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Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Don Nelson Forward

1959 - 1962

Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940), sometimes known as Nellie, is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New ...more

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Andre Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Andre Woolridge Guard

1994 - 1997

Andre Woolridge (born November 11, 1973) is an American former basketball player. He was an All-American college player at the University of Iowa and played professionally for 12 years in nine ...more
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Jarrod Uthoff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Forward

2013 - 2016

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Bob Hansen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

1979 - 1983

Robert Louis Hansen II (born January 18, 1961) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) guard, he played nine seasons (1983–1992) in the National Basketball ...more
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Aaron White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Aaron White Forward, Power forward

2011 - 2015

Aaron White is an American college basketball power forward with the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team. At the conclusion of his junior season, White was named Third Team All-Big Ten.
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Jess Settles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Jess Settles

1993 - 1999

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Acie Earl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1989 - 1993

Acie Boyd Earl (born June 23, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player, who appeared in four National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons, as a 6'10" 240 lb (110 kg)
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John Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

1968 - 1970

John Howard Getty "J. J." Johnson (October 18, 1947 – January 7, 2016) was an American basketball player.
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Kevin Gamble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
wingsauce7 added Shooting guard

1985 - 1987

Kevin Douglas Gamble (born November 13, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. At 6'5" (1.96 m) he played as both a shooting ...more

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Roy Devyn Marble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Swingman

2010 - 2014

Roy Devyn Marble is a basketball player at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
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Peter Jok is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Peter Jok

2013 - 2017

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Ed Horton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Ed Horton Power forward

1985 - 1989

Edward C. Horton (born December 17, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (39th pick overall) of the 1989 NBA ...more
21
Dean Oliver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Dean Oliver

1997 - 2001

Dean Daniel Oliver (born November 5, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team. An undrafted ...more
22
Kenny Arnold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Kenny Arnold

1980 - 1982

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Brad Lohaus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1982 - 1987

 

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Michael Payne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Michael Payne

1981 - 1985

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Adam Haluska is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2004 - 2007

Adam Haluska (born November 16, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player.