NCAA The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Hawkeyes history based only on the player's college career.

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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Roy Marble is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Roy Marble Shooting guard, Small forward

1985 - 1989

Roy Lane Marble, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player, 6'6" tall, who played as swingman. After playing four seasons at the University of Iowa, leaving college as the ...more

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B. J. Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1985 - 1989

Benjamin Roy "B. J." Armstrong, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player. Armstrong won three NBA championships during his career as a point guard for the Chicago

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Ronnie Lester is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Ronnie Lester Point guard

1976 - 1980

Ronnie Lester is an American sports figure in the areas of collegiate and professional basketball.

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Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1959 - 1962

Donald Arvid "Don" Nelson is a former NBA player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors. An innovator, ...more

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48 17
Andre Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Andre Woolridge Point guard

1994 - 1997

Andre Woolridge 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 different countries. ...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 "Chris" Street was an American college basketball power forward for the Iowa Hawkeyes. A potential NBA player, he died in an automobile accident during his junior

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45 16
Greg Stokes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Greg Stokes Power forward, Center

1981 - 1985

Gregory Lewis "Greg" Stokes is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round of the 1985 NBA Draft. A 6'10" ...more

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44 16
Fred Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Guard

1969 - 1971

Fred "Downtown" Brown is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard from the University of Iowa, he played 13 seasons in the NBA, all with the Seattle ...more

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51 23
Reggie Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2000 - 2002

Reginald Jamaal "Reggie" Evans is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. While limited in his offensive game, Evans is ...more

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49 22
Acie Earl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1989 - 1993

Acie Boyd Earl is a retired American professional basketball player, who appeared in four NBA seasons, as a 6'10" 240 lb center.

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43 18
Bob Hansen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Guard

1979 - 1983

Robert Louis "Bob" Hansen II is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'6" guard, he played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association.

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Jess Settles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Jess Settles Forward

1993 - 1999

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Kevin Gamble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
wingsauce7 added Shooting guard

1985 - 1987

Kevin Douglas Gamble is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. At 6'5" he played as both a shooting guard and small forward.

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Jarrod Uthoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2013 - 2016

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52 29
Roy Devyn Marble is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Peter Jok Shooting guard, Small forward

2013 - 2017

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46 25
Aaron White is listed (or ranked) 17 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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27 11
Ed Horton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Ed Horton Power forward

1985 - 1989

Edward C. "Ed" Horton is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 2nd round of the 1989 NBA Draft. He was a 6'8", 230 ...more

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Brad Lohaus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1982 - 1987

 

Bradley Allen "Brad" Lohaus is an American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 1987 NBA Draft. A 6'11" ...more

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

1994 - 1998

Ryan Cleo Bowen is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He was a 6'7", 218 ...more

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27 13
John Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1968 - 1970

John Howard Getty "J.J." Johnson is a former American basketball player. Johnson was a 6’7” small forward who played high school basketball at Messmer High School, and collegiately for ...more

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Michael Payne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Michael Payne Forward

1981 - 1985

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Ricky Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
wingsauce7 added Shooting guard, Small forward

1997 - 1998

Tyree Ricardo "Ricky" Davis is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Developmental League

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Kenny Arnold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Kenny Arnold Guard

1980 - 1982

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Dean Oliver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Dean Oliver Point guard

1997 - 2001

Dean Oliver is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for Illinois State University basketball. An undrafted 5'11" guard from the University of Iowa, ...more

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Kevin Boyle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin Boyle Forward

1978 - 1982

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Adam Haluska is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2004 - 2007

Adam Haluska is an American former professional basketball player.

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Jeff Horner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Jeff Horner Point guard

2002 - 2006

Jeff Horner is best known as the point guard for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team. Horner currently holds the University of Iowa career three point record at 232 shots made. ...more

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Chris Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Chris Kingsbury Guard

1992 - 1996

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17 8
Steve Krafcisin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Steve Krafcisin Center

1977 - 1981

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Bruce King is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Bruce King Center

1974 - 1977

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17 9
Carl Cain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Carl Cain Guard

1953 - 1956

Carl Cecil Cain is a retired American basketball player who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics. Born in Freeport, Illinois, Cain played collegiately at the University of Iowa. He was part of ...more

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Greg Brunner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Greg Brunner Power forward

2002 - 2006

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16 10
Les Jepsen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Les Jepsen Center

1986 - 1990

Leslie Burnell "Les" Jepsen is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association during the early 1990s. A 7'0" center, Jepsen ...more

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Vince Brookins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Vince Brookins Forward

1977 - 1981

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16 11
Sharm Scheuerman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Sharm Scheuerman Guard

1953 - 1956

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18 14
Steve Carfino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Steve Carfino Guard

1980 - 1984

Steve Carfino is a former basketball player, who played for the University of Iowa in college basketball and later in the Australian National Basketball League. After retiring he became a ...more

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Gerry Wright is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Gerry Wright Center

1985 - 1987

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12 8
Val Barnes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Val Barnes Guard

1990 - 1993

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11 9
Chad Calabria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Chad Calabria Guard

1965 - 1968

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12 12
Sam Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Williams Guard

1966 - 1968

Samuel H. "Sam" Williams was an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks. Williams attended Northern High School in Detroit and was awarded an ...more

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Kevin Kunnert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin Kunnert Power forward, Center

1970 - 1973

Kevin Robert Kunnert is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. A 7'0" and 230 lb center-forward, was drafted out of the University of Iowa by the Chicago Bulls in the first round ...more

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Pierre Pierce is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Pierre Pierce Shooting guard

2001 - 2005

Pierre Antoine Pierce is an American professional basketball player. A former member of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes men's team, Pierce was convicted of several crimes relating to a violent ...more

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Bill Logan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Logan Center

1953 - 1956

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Russ Millard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Russ Millard Forward

1991 - 1996

Russ Millard is an American basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round of the 1996 NBA Draft. A 6'8" forward from University of Iowa, Millard never appeared in ...more

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Murray Wier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Murray Wier Forward

1945 - 1948

Murray Neal Wier, nicknamed "Rampaging Redhead" and "Wizard Wier," is a retired American professional basketball player for the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Waterloo Hawks. ...more

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Herb Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Herb Wilkinson Guard

1944 - 1947

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Glenn Vidnovic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Glenn Vidnovic Forward

1967 - 1970

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Dave Gunther is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Gunther Forward

1956 - 1959

David C. "Dave" Gunther is a college basketball coach who was the head basketball coach for the University of North Dakota from 1970-1988. Gunther played college basketball at the ...more

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Frank Calsbeek is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Frank Calsbeek Center

1950 - 1951