Tuesday Trivia Answer: May 15, 2012

The answer to this week’s trivia question (Can you name one Iowa men’s basketball player that has had their jersey retired?) is:

#10 – B.J. Armstrong:

Armstrong had an illustrious collegiate career at Iowa and went on to win three NBA championships playing alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen for the Chicago Bulls.

#12 – Ronnie Lester:

Lester started all four of his years at Iowa, winning the team MVP award three times. He was chosen in the first round of the NBA draft and went on to a successful professional career, ultimately winning a championship in 1985 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

#40 – Chris Street:

Street’s number was retired to honor his memory after his sudden death in a car accident in 1993. “Chris represented all that is good about the Midwest and the state of Iowa. He was open, caring, honest, loving and lived life to the fullest every day,” says Iowa coach Tom Davis.

#41 – Greg Stokes:

Stokes started three seasons at Iowa and was named All-Big Ten his final year. He made all 11 of his shots against Georgia State in December 1984, setting a single game field goal percentage record that still stands. In 1985, he was chosen in the second round of the NBA draft.

All the players from Iowa’s Fabulous Five team also had their numbers retired. The group is the only one in school history to make it to consecutive Final Four games (1955-56) and play for the national championship (1956).

#46 – Scharm Scheuerman:

Scheuerman lettered three times in basketball and baseball during his athletic career at Iowa. After graduation, he returned to his alma mater as head coach of the men’s basketball team at the tender age of 24.

#21 – Carl Cain

#22 – Bill Seaberg

#31 – Bill Logan

#33 – Bill Schoof

Congratulations to our winners, Justin Kenny, 06BA, and S.T.A.T. member Jonathan Lochner!

Check back next week for another chance to participate and win!

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