the 2007 Draft (43rd pick overall) by New Orleans. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 17 points overall and 18.3 in Big Ten play as a senior, and started all 70 games his final two seasons at Iowa. He finished fifth on Iowa’s career scoring list with 1,690 points. He was also sixth in career assists (397) and seventh in steals (176). Marble was Iowa’s 31st first-team all-Big Ten selection, and first since Haluska in 2007. He was one of three seniors on the Big Ten’s first team in 2014. The others were first-round picks, Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Michigan State’s Gary Harris. Marble, whose father, Roy, was a first-round pick in 1989, played both off-guard and point guard for the Hawkeyes during his career. Originally signed by Todd Lickliter out of Lathrup High School in Southfield, Mich., Marble had second thoughts when Lickliter was fired after the 2009-10 season. McCaffery had to recruit Marble all over, but finally got his man. Marble started six games as a freshman, 27 as a sophomore and then every game over his final two seasons, helping McCaffery rebuilt a one-proud program and getting the Hawkeyes back to the NCAA Tournament this year for the first time since 2006. Iowa was 11-20 in Marble and McCaffery’s first season, but went to two NITs, reaching the finals in 2013, and then the NCAAs in 2014. Iowa won 25 and 21 games in Marble’s final two seasons.
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