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The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 3, 2020 13.9k votes 1.6k voters 25.5k 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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  • 1
    524
    111

    Luka Garza

    Center-Forward

    2017 - present

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    475
    165

    B. J. Armstrong

    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 guard for the...  more
  • 3
    446
    155

    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 Final...  more
  • 4
    426
    146

    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 as a...  more
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    289
    100

    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 played 13...  more
  • 6

    1968 - 1970

    John Howard Getty "J. J." Johnson (October 18, 1947 – January 7, 2016) was an American basketball player....  more
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    226
    99

    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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    235
    107

    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 York...  more
  • 9

    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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    198
    88

    Kevin Gamble

    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 guard and...  more
  • 11
    293
    152

    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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    179
    78

    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
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    227
    112

    Acie Earl

    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) center....  more
  • 14
    248
    128

    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....  more
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    229
    118

    Reggie Evans

    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 the...  more
  • 16
    228
    118

    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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    129
    47

    Joe Wieskamp

    Guard

    2018 - present

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    232
    125

    2013 - 2016

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    143
    62

    Kenny Arnold

    1980 - 1982

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    215
    125

    Jess Settles

    1993 - 1999

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    220
    134

    2010 - 2014

    Roy Devyn Marble is a basketball player at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA....  more
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    161
    90

    Brad Lohaus

    Power forward, Center

    1982 - 1987

     

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    126
    63

    Kevin Boyle

    1978 - 1982

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    129
    65

    Ryan Bowen

    Power forward

    1994 - 1998

    Ryan Cleo Bowen (born November 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA)....  more
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    144
    77

    Michael Payne

    1981 - 1985