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UAA men’s basketball team adds a Division I transfer

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 22
  • Published April 22

A player who averaged double figures in two seasons at the junior college level is joining the UAA men’s basketball team.

Darius Guinn is a 6-foot-7 wing from Portland. He starred at Central Wyoming as a freshman and sophomore from 2018-20 before moving on to Division I Bryant University in Rhode Island.

He spent the 2020-21 season at Bryant but did not play because of an injury, so he has two years of eligibility left.

“He is fully recovered from shoulder surgery, and we are expecting DG to make a big impact the next two years,” UAA coach Rusty Osborne said in a statement from the school.

Guinn averaged 14.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in two seasons at Central Wyoming, including 17 points per game as a sophomore, when he started all 31 games. He shot 45% from the field over two seasons, including 35.9% from 3-point range and totaled 181 assists against 176 turnovers and 68 steals in 61 games.

He’s also an asset on defense, with 68 steals -- a little more than one per game -- and a knack for taking charges.

Guinn is UAA’s first addition for the 2021-22 season. The Seawolves didn’t play any games this season because of COVID-19 and recently wrapped up practice for the school year.