NORTH LIBERTY — It took nearly all night, but it was worth the wait for Iowa guard Devyn Marble.
MArble was selected by the Denver Nuggets — who made the selection for the Orlando Magic — in the second round of Thursday’s draft. He was picked No. 56 overall.
Marble, a Detroit native, was flanked by his father, Roy Marble, who was a 1989 first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks. Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery also sat with Marble during the draft.
A first-team all-Big Ten guard, Marble averaged 18.3 points in Big Ten play. He scored in double digits in 17 of 18 league games and is the first Big Ten player in 26 years to end his career with more than 1,650 points, 375 assists, 450 rebounds and 175 steals.
Marble, 21, ended his Iowa career with 1,694 points, finishing fifth all-time. He and his father, Roy, are the only father-son combo in Big Ten history to each score 1,000 points.
Marble, who stands 6-foot-6 1/2 and weighs 192 pounds, was the first Iowa player selected in the draft since Adam Haluska in 2007. Iowa’s last first-round draft pick was Ricky Davis in 1998.
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