Roy Marble

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Roy Marble
Personal information
Born(1966-12-13)December 13, 1966
Flint, Michigan
DiedSeptember 11, 2015(2015-09-11) (aged 48)
Lansing, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolBeecher (Flint, Michigan)
CollegeIowa (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1989–1995
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1989–1990Atlanta Hawks
1990–1991Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets
1991–1992Tri-City Chinook
1993Montreal Dragons
1993Fargo-Moorhead Fever
1993Quad City Thunder
1994Denver Nuggets
1994Tri-City Chinook
1994–1995Shreveport Crawdads
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Roy Lane Marble, Jr. (December 13, 1966 – September 11, 2015) was an American professional basketball player, 6'6" tall, who played as a shooting guard/small forward - most popularly known as a swingman.

After playing four seasons at the University of Iowa from 1985 to 1989, Marble left the college as Iowa's all-time leading scorer with 2,116 points,[1] Marble was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft, playing for the club during his rookie year (24 games, scoring a total of 51 points).

He also had a brief stint with the Denver Nuggets during the 1993–94 season, appearing in 5 games.

Personal life[edit]

Roy Marble's son, Devyn Marble, followed in his father's footsteps to Iowa and the NBA. Devyn and his father were the first father-son duo in Big Ten history to each score 1,000 points.[2]

In August 2014, Marble was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that began in his lungs,[3] he was publicly vocal about his struggle with this terminal disease, while relocating his family from Iowa to his home state of Michigan.

Roy Marble died of cancer on September 11, 2015 at the age of 48.[4]


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