INDUCTED IN 2013
A.J. Guyton was a two time first –team All-State selection
as a basketball player at Peoria High School. Guyton chose
to continue his basketball career at Indiana University
under coach Bob Knight from 1996-2000. He was a fouryear
starter and appeared in every game while at Indiana.
A.J.’s first year saw him become only the second Hoosier
freshman to collect 400 points, 100 steals, and 100 assists.
Guyton made the All-Big Ten Team his sophomore year
and the Playboy pre-season All-American Team his last
two seasons. In 2000, he was named Big Ten Player of the
Year and was a consensus All- American. When he left
A.J. was Indiana’s all-time leader in three-point baskets
(283) and fourth in all-time scoring (2100). He also ranked
eighth in all-time Indiana assists (403) and tenth in steals
(128). A.J. is a member of the IU All-Century Team. Guyton
was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round (32nd
overall pick) in the 2000 NBA draft. He played for the Bulls
from 2000-02 and briefly for Golden State Warriors during
the 2002-03 season. He later played overseas till 2006.
Today he is currently head coach of the Central Illinois
Drive a PBL team located in the Bloomington-Normal area.