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The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 3, 2020 13.7k votes 1.5k voters 22.5k views62 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Luka Garza1
    401
    81

    Luka Garza

    Center-Forward

    2017 - present

  • Roy Marble2
    387
    133

    Roy Marble

    1985 - 1989

    Roy Lane Marble, Jr. (December 13, 1966 – September 11, 2015) was an American professional...  more
  • B. J. Armstrong3
    439
    162

    B. J. Armstrong

    Point guard

    1985 - 1989

    Benjamin Roy "B. J." Armstrong Jr. (born September 9, 1967) is an American retired...  more
  • Ronnie Lester4
    422
    156

    Ronnie Lester

    Guard

    1976 - 1980

    Ronnie Lester (born January 1, 1959) is an American retired basketball player and basketball...  more
  • Fred Brown5
    281
    90

    1969 - 1971

    Fred Brown (born August 7, 1948), nicknamed "Downtown Freddie Brown", is a retired American...  more
  • Don Nelson6
    233
    103

    Don Nelson

    Forward

    1959 - 1962

    Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940), sometimes known as Nellie, is an American former...  more
  • John Johnson7

    1968 - 1970

    John Howard Getty "J. J." Johnson (October 18, 1947 – January 7, 2016) was an American...  more
  • Greg Stokes8
    226
    98

    Greg Stokes

    Power forward, Center

    1981 - 1985

    Gregory Lewis Stokes (born August 5, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Ed Horton9
    182
    71

    Ed Horton

    Power forward

    1985 - 1989

    Edward C. Horton (born December 17, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player...  more
  • Bob Hansen10

    1979 - 1983

    Robert Louis Hansen II (born January 18, 1961) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Kevin Gamble11
    189
    82

    Kevin Gamble

    Shooting guard

    1985 - 1987

    Kevin Douglas Gamble (born November 13, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Chris Street12
    286
    153

    Chris Street

    Power forward

    1990 - 1993

    Christopher Michael Street (February 2, 1972 – January 19, 1993) was an American college...  more
  • Andre Woolridge13
    237
    119

    Andre Woolridge

    Guard

    1994 - 1997

    Andre Woolridge (born November 11, 1973) is an American former basketball player. He was an...  more
  • Aaron White14
    247
    128

    Aaron White

    Forward, Power forward

    2011 - 2015

    Aaron White is an American college basketball power forward with the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball...  more
  • Reggie Evans15
    235
    120

    Reggie Evans

    Power forward

    2000 - 2002

    Reginald Jamaal Evans (born May 18, 1980) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Acie Earl16
    226
    114

    Acie Earl

    Center

    1989 - 1993

    Acie Boyd Earl (born June 23, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player, who...  more
  • Jarrod Uthoff17
    235
    128

    2013 - 2016

  • Jess Settles18
    223
    123

    Jess Settles

    1993 - 1999

  • Kenny Arnold19
    141
    62

    Kenny Arnold

    1980 - 1982

  • Joe Wieskamp20
    105
    40

    Joe Wieskamp

    Guard

    2018 - present

  • Roy Devyn Marble21
    220
    134

    2010 - 2014

    Roy Devyn Marble is a basketball player at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA....  more
  • Brad Lohaus22
    162
    92

    Brad Lohaus

    Power forward, Center

    1982 - 1987

     

  • Dean Oliver23
    167
    96

    Dean Oliver

    1997 - 2001

    Dean Daniel Oliver (born November 5, 1978) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Michael Payne24
    144
    79

    Michael Payne

    1981 - 1985

  • Ryan Bowen25
    132
    69

    Ryan Bowen

    Power forward

    1994 - 1998

    Ryan Cleo Bowen (born November 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player...  more