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The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 3, 2020 14k votes 1.7k voters 25.8k 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

    Luka Garza

    Center-Forward
    533
    111

    2017 - present

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    B. J. Armstrong

    Point guard
    473
    165

    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

    Ronnie Lester

    Guard
    446
    155

    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

    Roy Marble

    426
    146

    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
  • 5
    289
    99

    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

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    Greg Stokes

    Power forward, Center
    226
    98

    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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    1968 - 1970

    John Howard Getty "J. J." Johnson (October 18, 1947 – January 7, 2016) was an American basketball player....  more
  • 8

    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
  • 9

    Don Nelson

    Forward
    234
    107

    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
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    Kevin Gamble

    Shooting guard
    198
    86

    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
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    Chris Street

    Power forward
    294
    152

    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
  • 12

    Ed Horton

    Power forward
    179
    76

    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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    Aaron White

    Forward, Power forward
    249
    125

    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
  • 14

    Acie Earl

    Center
    226
    113

    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
  • 15

    Joe Wieskamp

    Guard
    134
    49

    2018 - present

  • 16

    Andre Woolridge

    Guard
    228
    116

    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
  • 17

    Reggie Evans

    Power forward
    229
    118

    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
  • 18
    233
    124

    2013 - 2016

  • 19

    Kenny Arnold

    144
    61

    1980 - 1982

  • 20

    Jess Settles

    211
    123

    1993 - 1999

  • 21
    218
    132

    2010 - 2014

    Roy Devyn Marble is a basketball player at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA....  more
  • 22

    Brad Lohaus

    Power forward, Center
    160
    88

    1982 - 1987

     

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    Michael Payne

    143
    77

    1981 - 1985

  • 24

    Peter Jok

    209
    131

    2013 - 2017

  • 25

    Ryan Bowen

    Power forward
    127
    64

    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