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The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time  

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

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) 2 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Ronnie Lester

1976 - 1980

Ronnie Lester is an American sports figure in the areas of collegiate and professional basketball.
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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. 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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Fred Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

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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Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

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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Chris Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
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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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Bob Hansen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

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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Greg Stokes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Greg Stokes

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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Andre Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Andre Woolridge

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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Kevin Gamble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
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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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Reggie Evans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

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

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

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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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

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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Jarrod Uthoff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

2013 - 2016

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Aaron White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Aaron White

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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Kenny Arnold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Kenny Arnold

1980 - 1982

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Roy Devyn Marble is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

2010 - 2014

Roy Devyn Marble is a basketball player at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
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Kevin Boyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin Boyle

1978 - 1982

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Brad Lohaus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

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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Chris Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Chris Kingsbury

1992 - 1996

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Michael Payne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
Michael Payne

1981 - 1985

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Ricky Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time
wingsauce7 added

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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Ryan Bowen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

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