Iowa's Roy Devyn Marble is trying to make sure the NBA knows who he is prior to the June 26 Draft.
Marble has reportedly already completed draft workouts with the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks. And according to his Twitter feed, he'll have at least four more before Draft night.
Marble averaged 17.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.8 steals during his senior season as a Hawkeye. His ascent as a competitive Big Ten team's best player, versatility, and relatively young age (21) could persuade NBA front offices to jump at Marble's services as early as the first half of the second round.
At six-foot-six, Marble could theoretically handle opposing point guards, shooting guards, and some small forwards defensively. But a knock on the Southfield, Mich. native that's become more and more popular is that he lacks an elite skill.
The team that gives Marble the chance to compete at the next level will obviously believe his skill set can translate against tougher competition. And those in Marble's corner think his well-rounded game outweighs the fact that he doesn't have an elite facet to his game.
"If he doesn't do one thing extraordinarily well, he does so many things really well that I think balances it out," Iowa assistant coach Sherman Dillard told The Daily Iowan on May 15. "He can play the 1, 2, and 3 spots being 6-7. He shoots it well enough and shoots it well enough deep. He's got above-average bounce in terms of finishing and driving. And I think he's exceptionally strong."