Zaid Abdul-Aziz, who played at Iowa State as Don Smith, was one of the greatest players in Big Eight history. An AP All-American center in 1968, Abdul-Aziz was ISU's first three-time first-team all-conference player (1966, 1967, 1968). Abdul-Aziz led the Big Eight in scoring twice (1967- 24.8 ppg, 1968- 24.2 ppg) and led the league in rebounding three times (1966- 13.0 rpg, 1967- 13.4 rpg, 1968- 14.6 rpg). He was named Big Eight Player of the Year in 1968 and was the fifth pick in the 1968 NBA Draft. He is one of six players in ISU history to have his number (No. 35) retired.
- Mr. Zaid Abdul-Aziz