UI basketball player Chris Street's legacy lives on 25 years after death

File photo of Chris Street. (CBS2/FOX28)

Friday marks 25 years since the tragic death of Iowa basketball star Chris Street.

The Indianola native was killed in a car accident shortly after a team dinner during his junior year. He was only 20 years old at the time.

25 years later, Street's legacy lives on in Iowa.

His number 40 was retired in 1993 and hangs in the rafters of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. No other numbers have been retired since Street's was retired.

The Chris Street Award is given annually to the Hawkeye player that best exemplifies Street's spirit, enthusiasm, and intensity.

On Saturday, the Iowa men's basketball team will honor Chris Street during their game against Purdue.

His parents Mike and Patty Street will be in attendance, along with several of his former teammates and coaches, as well as winners of the Chris Street Award.

Fans are encouraged to wear white to the game and use #Forever40 and #CMS40 on social media.

The game tips off at 11 a.m. on ESPN.

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