Iowa Hawkeye Basketball Legend Roy Marble Dead at 48

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Former Iowa Hawkeye basketball star Roy Marble passed away at the age of 48 on Friday following a year-long battle with cancer.

Marble became a Hawkeye legend due to his exceptional career with Iowa from 1985-89. He still holds the record for most points scored of any player in program history, finishing with a total of 2,116.

The Flint, Michigan, native lead the Hawkeyes to NCAA Tournament appearances in all four of his seasons at the university. The team's most successful year with Marble leading the way came during the 1986-87 season when the Hawkeyes reached the Elite Eight.

The Atlanta Hawks drafted Marble with the 23rd overall pick in 1989. He also played for the Denver Nuggets during his brief stint in the NBA.

Marble was often seen in the stands at his son Devyn's basketball games, who followed in his Dad's footsteps and played for Iowa from 2010-2014. Devyn now plays in the NBA for the Orlando Magic.

The passing of Marble comes after former star Hawkeye safety Tyler Sash died at the age of 27 on Tuesday.