Former Jayhawk Tony Guy to be Honored

May 11, 2011

Former Kansas guard Tony Guy will be inducted to the Baltimore Catholic League (CBL) Hall of Fame on May 19th. The CBL, which was formed in 1971, will honor past players, coaches and administrators with a newly formed Hall of Fame.

While at Kansas (1979-82), Guy was named All-Big Eight Second Team his junior year in 1981 and received all-conference honorable mention accolades his senior year. Under former KU head coach Ted Owens, in both his junior and senior years Guy was the co-winner of the Phog Allen Award, the team’s MVP award, and he was named the team’s co-captain.

Guy led KU in scoring his junior year (504 points, 15.8 ppg) and in assists his senior year with 103. He completed his career as the fifth leading scorer in Kansas history with 1,488 points, which now ranks 20th overall. His 327 career assists are 18th on KU’s all-time list. Guy earned NBC Player of the Game honors following his career-high 36-point outburst in KU’s NCAA tournament victory over Arizona State during his junior campaign.

While at Loyola High School in Towson, Md., Guy was one of the nation’s most highly recruited big guards. He was a unanimous high school All-American as a senior. McDonald’s, Parade Magazine, Street & Smith Yearbook, Basketball Weekly and Scholastic Magazine all named him to their high school All-American squads.

In his three years at Loyola, Guy paced the Dons to a 78-19 combined record and twice led them to the No. 2 ranking in the state. Guy finished his high school career with 1,499 points in 89 games, 881 rebounds, and 341 assists. He shot 50.6 percent from the floor and he was a 77.0 percent free throw shooter.

Following collegiate career at KU, Guy was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round in the 1982 NBA Draft. That same season, he moved on to play professionally in Switzerland.

Here is the link to the Baltimore Sun story discussing the first CBL Hall of Fame: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/highschool/varsityletters/2011/05/bcls_inaugural_hall_of_fame_banquet_set.html