Seventeen years after winning Big Ten Player of the Year, former Indiana basketball guard A.J. Guyton will return to the conference in a different role.
On Tuesday, Guyton tweeted he’ll serve as Northwestern basketball’s Director of Player Development.
A.J. Guyton hired as Director of Player Development
— A.J. Guyton (@ajguyton) September 12, 2017
Before Guyton started coaching, he played for the Hoosiers from 1996-2000 under former coach Bob Knight. He was a four-year starter but burst onto the national scene as a senior in 2000. He was the conference’s best player that year and a consensus first-team All-American.
He played professionally for 10 years, including two years for the Chicago Bulls.
A second-round pick in 2000, Guyton lasted three seasons in the NBA before playing the remainder of his career overseas. His pro career ended in 2010.
Before landing this position at Northwestern, Guyton was an assistant coach for Illinois Central College and the Bloomington Flex. Most recently, he assumed the same role with the Windy City Bulls, the Chicago Bulls’ D League affiliate.