Former Hawkeye Devyn Marble will play in Greece
Reports have been confirmed that former Iowa Hawkeye standout basketball player Devyn Marble will play for Aris Thessaloniki in Greece next season. Marble has not had the same type of success in the NBA that he had in college. After being drafted in the second round in 2014 by the Denver Nuggets, he was quickly traded to the Orlando Magic.
He spent two seasons with the Magic, rarely seeing playing time, before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason. The Clippers quickly waived him as they traded C.J. Wilcox for him in order to clear cap space.
After only appearing in 44 games during his first two seasons and posting 2.2 points and1.6 rebounds per game on 30.4 minutes, there wasn’t a lot of teams interested in Marble’s services. He did start seven games as a rookie, although he never really had a fair shot of decent playing time.
While he did struggle in the NBA, part of that could have been due to the inconsistent playing time and not allowing Marble’s scoring to fully develop. In fact, Marble played in under 10 minutes 26 of his 44 games and only 20-plus minutes 10 times in his career. Still, minutes are not given and he didn’t earn them during his little NBA time or in the D-League.
Marble was a dominating scorer during his four seasons at Iowa. He ended up averaging 17 points per game alongside Aaron White as a senior, shooting 42 percent from the field. Although, that scoring ability didn’t buy him time in the NBA and Marble is likely going to spend the rest of his basketball career overseas, with a possibility of getting invited to summer league.
Marble’s dad, Roy Marble, who sadly passed away this past year, was also one of the best players in Hawkeyes basketball history, as well. He averaged 20.5 points per game as a senior in 1988-89, and despite being a first round pick, was never able to make it in the NBA.
Marble and former teammate Aaron White are both going to play overseas this season, although White’s NBA future seems much brighter than Marble’s at the moment. Jarrod Uthoff is Iowa’s last hope to have a player on an NBA team next season.