Aguirre's cousin Williams joins Loyola

Loyola announced the addition of Tallahassee junior college combo guard Kody Williams to its roster for next season.

Williams, who was born in Chicago and is the cousin of Chicago basketball legend Mark Aguirre, averaged 4.6 points, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals last season. Williams also played one season at Southern Mississippi.

“Kody gives us toughness and athleticism at the guard spot,” Loyola coach Porter Moser said in a statement. “He can play the one, two or three spots and brings collegiate experience to our program having been at both Southern Mississippi and Tallahassee Community College. Kody is a long, athletic player who can be a great defensive stopper for us.”

Williams joins Loyola’s recruiting class of forwards Nick Osborne (Muncie, Ind.), Matt O’Leary (Terre Haute, Ind.) and Tanner Williams (Orion, Ill.), center Jeremy King (Houston) and guards Jeff White (Peoria, Ill.) and Devon Turk (Houston). Former Iowa point guard Cully Payne will also be eligible next season.