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Class of 2012

Myron Hughes


Myron graduated from Colbert County High School in Leighton where he was a two time first team All-State Selection in Basketball for the Indians. He led the team to a 30-3 record and State 3-A Championship in 1981. He was voted tournament MVP after scoring 26 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking 3 shots in the State Tournament title game. He finished his high school career with 1400 points and near 1000 rebounds. He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. Following high school he chose the Bear-cats over 30 plus offers including Tennessee, Auburn and Memphis. He played from 1981-1986 for Cincinnati in an injury plagued career undergoing 5 different surgeries. Despite all the injuries he totaled 995 points and over 700 rebounds, earning UC's Co-Rookie of the year even though he missed a dozen games. He was chosen the team MVP for his senior season and was named to the Metro Conference All-Academic Team in 1984-1985. Prior to beginning an outstanding business career Myron played professional basketball in Germany averaging 25 points and 15 rebounds before another knee injury cut his tenure short. He is now Executive Director of the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, leading a team that is responsible for engaging and developing relations with over 250,000 graduates throughout the world.


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