Grand Canyon University is excited to continue the men’s club basketball program. Club basketball provides the opportunity for students to enhance their college experience by competing in a sport they love while also making new friends.
The season consists of about 20 games, including competition for regional and national championships in Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio. GCU’s teams will face local junior colleges and nationally ranked post-graduate programs. The men’s club basketball team offers a way for students to gain experience playing the sport competitively while also helping them balance their academics.
This is a great opportunity for Lopes to set team-oriented goals, build self-esteem and create lifelong relationships. Students in this program have the opportunity to travel and experience new sights, all while playing club basketball.
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Jeremy T. Basham is in his second year as head coach of the GCU club basketball program. He has been in various programs across the nation with success at each stop. He helped lead Skyline Prep to an Arizona state championship in 2013 and a state runner-up finish in 2015. Collegiately, Basham helped South Mountain Community College earn an Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) championship in 2011 and a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament in 2012.
Basham assisted in running the national King of the Bluegrass Holiday Tournament, and helped student-athletes reach the Division 1 level while working under Hall of Famer Lloyd Gardner at nationally ranked Fairdale High School. Basham spent many summers in upstate New York as director of basketball operations at Timberlake Camp. At Timberlake, Basham’s mission was to help build successful and meaningful lives through basketball.
Basham is a native of Louisville, Ky., and has over 17 years of coaching experience in high schools and colleges. Basham’s stints include Fairdale (Kentucky), Pine Ridge (Florida) and Grayson County (Kentucky) high schools.
Basham is excited for the great opportunity at GCU and believes the teams will be contenders in the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). He believes GCU is a special place that can help students grow in basketball and life. His favorite thing about basketball is that it helps build relationships that last a lifetime.