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A.J. Guyton hired as assistant coach at Loyola-Maryland



Former Hoosier basketball great A.J. Guyton has been hired as an assistant coach on Coach Tavaras Hardy’s Loyola-Maryland basketball team.

The former Big Ten Player of the Year and first team All-American was the director of player development at Northwestern from 2017-2018, with a brief two-month stint as an interim assistant coach for the Wildcats.

Guyton joins a 9-22 squad as the Greyhounds finished with a 6-12 Patriot League Conference record last season.

Guyton, a guard who came to IU in 1996, played under Bob Knight for four seasons before being drafted in the second round of the NBA draft in 2000 by the Chicago Bulls. He played in the NBA for two full seasons before being waived by the Golden State Warriors in 2002. After that, he played professionally overseas in Croatia, Israel, Italy and Sweden until his first coaching job as an assistant coach in 2010 for Illinois Central College.

Guyton finished his career as a Hoosier with 2,100 points, a 16.4 scoring average, 429 rebounds, a 3.4 rebound per game average and 403 assists, averaging 3.1 assists per game.

Declan McLaughlin

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