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Iowa Hawkeyes in the NBA

The current list is, uh, unimpressive.

Reggie Evans doing work in the paint.
Reggie Evans doing work in the paint.
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I am the proud owner of a Cleveland Cavaliers Ricky Davis jersey, so to consider me an expert on Iowa Hawkeyes in the NBA would be accurate. Unfortunately Davis hasn't played in the league since 2010, although I'd assume he's still somewhere trying to get that elusive triple-double.

The only current Hawkeye plying his trade in the NBA is Reggie Evans of the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 5.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game after he was traded to the Kings from the Brooklyn Nets. Evans has been in the league since 2002-03 and has been a fairly dominant rebounder for his entire career. His career per 36 minute rebounding rate is 13.3 per game. He also lead the league in three point field goal percentage in 2007-08 by going 1-for-1 from distance. So, there's that.

Since I've clearly lost my train of thought, let's take a quick look see at who may be joining Evans in the NBA next year. Roy Devyn Marble, Melsahn Basabe, and Zach McCabe are the seniors in the draft for Iowa this year. We've speculated on McCabe's prospects around these parts before, and they aren't looking great. Marble is the best prospect for Iowa and some prognosticators have him going as high as mid-second round. Hopefully a team takes a chance on Marble, a versatile scorer who can get to the rim, so that Evans isn't lonely next year at the annual Iowa Basketball Players in the NBA Ball.