March 12, 2014
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Roy Devyn Marble was named Wednesday to the five-player District 7 first team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Today’s honor is the third in as many days for the Hawkeye guard; Marble was named first team All-Big Ten on Monday and recognized on the USBWA All-District VI team Tuesday.
Marble, a native of Southfield, Mich., became the first Hawkeye since Adam Haluska in 2007 to garner all-district accolades. He is averaging 17 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game through 31 games. He is the only conference player to average 17 or more points and collect more than 55 steals. In all games, Marble ranks fifth in the league in steals, sixth in scoring and 10th in assists. In Big Ten games only, he ranked second in scoring (18.3).
Marble (6-foot-6, 200 pounds) is one of two Big Ten players since 1985-86 to amass 1,650+ points, 375+ assists, 450+ rebounds and 170+ steals. He ranks sixth in Iowa career scoring with 1,662 points and seventh in steals (173). He has scored 21 points or more 11 times as a senior, including five of the last eight games.
Joining Marble on the five-player squad is Nik Stauskas (Michigan); Terran Petteway (Nebraska); Gary Harris (Michigan State); and Yogi Ferrell (Indiana). The five-player second team was comprised of Adreain Payne (Michigan State); Keith Appling (Michigan State); D.J. Newbill (Penn State); Drew Crawford (Northwestern); and Aaron Craft (Ohio State).
The 252 student-athletes, including Marble, from 25 districts, are eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams.
Iowa (20-11, 9-9) will open play in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday against Northwestern (13-18, 6-12). Game time is approximately 8 p.m. (CT) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis (ESPN2). Iowa is the sixth seed and Northwestern the No. 11 seed. The winner will meet third-seeded Michigan State on Friday (BTN, 8 p.m., CT).