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Iowa honoring Marble and seniors on Saturday

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The University of Iowa will honor Roy Marble, the school's all-time leading scorer, and the team's seniors at the final regular season home game on Saturday.

While his number or jersey isn't being retired, the university wants to thank Marble for what he's done for the program.

“Roy Marble enjoyed an outstanding playing career for the Iowa Hawkeyes and is more than deserving of this recognition,” UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta said in a written statement. “While Roy's number, or jersey, are not being retired today, we want to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for Roy's contributions, and his dedication, to the Iowa basketball program.

Barta says the university plans to build a display area in the concourse of Carver-Hawkeye Arena to recognize former student-athletes who played in a number of sports. It would be similar to the "Wall of Honor" at Kinnick Stadium.

Marble scored 2,116 points, grabbed 668 rebounds and recorded 281 assists in 134 games from 1986 through 1989. He is the only Iowa player to score over 2,000 career points.

Marble was the 23rd player selected in the 1989 NBA Draft.

The university will also honor the four seniors on this year's team. Kyle Denning, Josh Oglesby, Gabriel Olaseni, and Aaron White will be recognized before Saturday's game against Northwestern. Tip-off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena is set for 11:06 a.m.

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