TriCounty This University of Indiana senior out of Peoria High School led the Hoosiers to an NCAA appearance. Their leading season scorer with a 19.7 pga, and 4th leading career scorer, A. J. Guyton was heavily honored along the way.
Guyton gained All-American, All-Big Ten and Big Ten Conference co-Player of the Year for his stellar season. Then the real fun began.
"AJ" was a 2nd round NBA draft pick by the Chicago bulls. He made the squad and is currently traveling with the team, working himself back into playing shape after six weeks on the injured reserve list. [written 2001]
This University of Indiana senior out of Peoria High School led the Hoosiers to an NCAA appearance. Their leading season scorer with a 19.7 pga, and 4th leading career scorer, A. J. Guyton was heavily honored along the way.
A 1974 Bradley University graduate and longtime financial consultant for MassMutual Financial Group, Paul Herzog has served as the public address "Voice of the Braves" for nearly 600 Bradley men's basketball games for the past 39 seasons, including every game the Braves have played at Carver Arena and Renaissance Coliseum. In addition to his volunteer service for Bradley, Herzog has served as the volunteer public address announcer for every game the Peoria Civic Center has hosted in the IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament during its 20-year run in the River City.
While "PA" Paul is well-known for his role with Bradley Basketball and the IHSA, his community service extends far beyond Carver Arena. A Braves Club Board of Directors member for 20 years and a past president (1992-94) of the organization, Herzog also served as president of the Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter (1983-85) and the Bradley University National Alumni Association (1990-91). He also has began emceeing the IHSA State Cross Country Championships awards ceremony in 1996.
Closer to his home in Germantown Hills, Herzog has coached in youth baseball and basketball house leagues and from 2006-13 he was a member of the Germantown Hills Athletic Association Board of Directors. He served as a committe co-chair in the effort to acquire land for the expansion of youth sports in Germantown Hills, which led to the addition of 20 acres to school district property. Herzog also brought a little of the Bradley Basketball experience to the Germantown Hills Grade School Boys Basketball program by serving as the public address announcer from 2008-12.
Herzog is the recipient of numerous service awards, including the Bradley Varsity Club Billy Stone Service Award, the Bradley University Lydia Moss Bradley Award, the IHSA March Madness Volunteer of the Year and the IHSA Distinguished Service Award. He was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.