Coatesville Native Takes Star Turn in Leading Michigan State to NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16

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A.J. Hoggard
Image via Steven M. Falk, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
A.J. Hoggard at Archbishop Carroll.

Coatesville native A.J. Hoggard has made his way from being a star at Archbishop Carroll High School to playing in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 as a point guard for Michigan State, writes Colin Beazley for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Hoggard grabbed the starting point guard spot at Archbishop Carroll almost from the first day at the school. And it did not take him long to win the respect of the upperclassmen. 

During his sophomore year, he led the Patriots to a 20-8 record and was a first-team All-Catholic League honoree. 

The following year, he transferred to Huntington Prep in West Virginia, where he averaged 17 points as a junior and earned all-state recognition as a senior. 

As a four-star prospect, he received offers from Providence, Marquette, Oregon, and Temple, among others. He joined MSU, and after two years spent mostly on the bench, he finally got his chance to shine this season. 

He was instrumental in his team reaching the Sweet 16. Although the Spartans lost to Kansas State, there’s no doubt that Hoggard’s future is a bright one. 

Read more about A.J. Hoggard in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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