Marble earns first-team B1G honors

White makes third; Stauskas named player of the year

Published: March 10 2014 | 4:11 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 9:23 am in

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.

"Heís been his own man," Iowa assistant coach Kirk Speraw said. "Itís 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 didnít worry about trying to meet someone elseís expectations. He had high expectations for himself and itís been a credit to him and heís just played the game and taken what the defense has given him."

Joining Marble on the coaches and media's first team was Michigan's Nik Stauskas, Nebraska's Terran Petteway, Michigan State's Gary Harris and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky. Iowa forward Aaron White was named to the third team by both coaches and media.

Marble averaged 17.0 points a game this year -- sixth in the Big Ten -- and ranked fifth in steals (1.8) and 10th in assists with 3.5. In league play, Marble was second in scoring (18.3 points), was sixth in steals (1.6) and tied for ninth in assists (3.5).

Marble provides defensive challenges for opponents with both his size and skill set. He worked into a solid 3-point threat, averaging 1.8 a game in league play (ranking seventh) and hit 40.7 percent of them (11th).

"He can hit that intermediate shot. He can hit a stepback. He can post a smaller guard. He's so versatile," Purdue Coach Matt Painter said. "I wouldn't say he's the level of (former national player of the year) Evan Turner, but he's probably the closet thing to compare since Evan Turner was in our league."

Marble scored double figures in every league game until Saturday against Illinois, when he scored eight points. He often rotates to point guard and directs the offense. He also defends the opponents' best player, whether that's Stauskas or Harris.

"I shook his hand in the line and told him how much I admired caoching against him, preparing for him, watching him play on film," Illinois Coach John Groce said. "I think he's one of the elite players in our league, and I think that because he plays both ends, you can't guard him with just one game."

The last Iowa player to earn all-Big Ten honors was Adam Haluska in 2007. Marble ranks sixth in Iowa history with 1,662, just 13 points shy of tying for fifth with Ronnie Lester.

"Heís always been unselfish, heís always had a good assist-to-turnover ratio," Speraw said. "We had to move him around to different places that weíve needed him. It all started when we had a big Ö when we needed him at backup point guard his first year. Heís been in that role, weíve played him at the two, weíve played him at the three and whateverís been best for our team, he stepped into that role and thatís not always easy to do. Heís handled it with easy.

2013-14 All-Big Ten Menís Basketball Team

COACHES

FIRST TEAM

Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa

NIK STAUSKAS, MICHIGAN (unanimous)

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Terran Petteway, Nebraska

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Caris LeVert, Michigan

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM

Noah Vonleh, Indiana

Aaron White, Iowa

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State

Tim Frazier, Penn State

HONORABLE MENTION

Rayvonte Rice, Illinois

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Keith Appling, Michigan State

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Andre Hollins, Minnesota

Shavon Shields, Nebraska

Drew Crawford, Northwestern

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Ben Brust, Wisconsin

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Kendrick Nunn, Illinois

Noah Vonleh, Indiana

Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan

Kendall Stephens, Purdue

Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Shannon Scott, Ohio State

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Josh Gasser, Wisconsin

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nik Stauskas, Michigan

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim Miles, Nebraska

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As selected by Media Voting Panel

FIRST TEAM

Devyn Marble, Iowa

NIK STAUSKAS, MICHIGAN (unanimous)

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Terran Petteway, Nebraska

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Caris LeVert, Michigan

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

THIRD TEAM

Noah Vonleh, Indiana

Aaron White, Iowa

Drew Crawford, Northwestern

Tim Frazier, Penn State

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION

Rayvonte Rice, Illinois

Will Sheehey, Indiana

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Keith Appling, Michigan State

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Andre Hollins, Minnesota

DeAndre Mathieu, Minnesota

Shavon Shields, Nebraska

LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Ben Brust, Wisconsin

Josh Gasser, Wisconsin

Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nik Stauskas, Michigan

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana

COACH OF THE YEAR: John Beilein, Michigan

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Joseph Bertrand, Illinois; Will Sheehey, Indiana; Mike Gesell, Iowa; Jon Horford, Michigan; Denzel

Valentine, Michigan State; Austin Hollins, Minnesota; Shavon Shields, Nebraska; Drew Crawford,

Northwestern;

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