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Marble Named to All-Big Ten First Team
By Scott Dochterman, Reporter
IOWA CITY Devyn Marble arrived at Iowa four years ago as legacy, the son of Iowa's all-time leading scorer Roy Marble. But Devyn Marble has built his own legacy and earned one honor Monday his father never received.
Devyn Marble, a 6-foot-6 senior guard from Southfield, Mich., became the first Iowa player in seven years to earn first-team all-Big Ten honors, the league announced Monday afternoon. His father twice earned second-team all-Big Ten honors and once was a third-teamer.
Roy Marble's shadow always hovered near Devyn's career but it never defined him as a player.
"He's been his own man," Iowa assistant coach Kirk Speraw said. "It's never bothered him, and he's never shied away from what his father had done here at Iowa. He was going to be Devyn Marble and play the game the best way he could. He didn't worry about trying to meet someone else's expectations. He had high expectations for himself and it's been a credit to him and he's just played the game and taken what the defense has given him."
Read more: http://thegazette.com/2014/03/10/marble-earns-first-team-b1g-honors/