Top 20 Indiana basketball players of all-time

Former Indiana Hoosiers head coach Bob Knight . (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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Guard A. J. Guyton #25 of the Indiana Hoosiers talks to head coach Bobby Knight. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport /

Indiana basketball career stats: 16.4 PPG, 2.2 3PM, 1.0 STL, 41.4 3P%, 128 GP

In his senior season, A.J. Guyton led the Big Ten in scoring on his way to earning Big Ten Player of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten honors, and First Team Consensus All-American honors. Looking at his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, Guyton ranked in the top 10 in the Big Ten in scoring and field goal percentage in each season.

In his first three NCAA Tournament games in 1997 and 1998, Guyton averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and shot 54.3 percent from the field. Though he wasn’t part of any Indiana basketball team that made major runs in the postseason, Guyton was a staple for the Hoosiers for all four of his seasons in Bloomington.

Starting in 122 of 128 games played in Bloomington, Guyton was able to work his way up the leaderboards of the following statistical categories in school history:

  • Points: 2,100 (4th)
  • Minutes played: 4,348 (4th)
  • Minutes played per game: 34.0 (7th)
  • Field goals made: 747 (5th)
  • Field goal attempts: 1,642 (3rd)
  • Three-pointers made: 283 (1st)
  • Three-point attempts: 684 (1st)
  • Three-point percentage: 41.4% (2nd)
  • Assists: 403 (8th)
  • Steals: 129 (10th)
  • Three-pointers made (single season): 79 in 1997-98 (tied for 8th)

Following his stellar career for the Hoosiers, Guyton was drafted 32nd overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2000 NBA Draft. Although he only appeared in 80 career games in the NBA, Guyton’s college basketball impact was more than enough to leave a legacy behind in Bloomington.