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Welcome to GCU Men’s Club Basketball

Grand Canyon University is excited to continue the club men’s basketball program, which has grown in numbers and in its success each year. GCU Club Men’s Basketball provides the opportunity for students to compete at the collegiate level, develop skills in a team-oriented environment, and help them balance their academics with athletics.

Team 1/Team 2

The season consists of about 20 games for each team, including potential competition for regional championships in California and Arizona, as well as national championships in other parts of the country. GCU’s teams will also face local junior colleges and nationally ranked post-graduate programs.  In 2017-18, GCU’s top club men’s basketball team won its first-ever Southern Pacific South Conference title, earned the right to host regionals, and came within a single win of their first trip to nationals!

Team 3

Team 3 will play a season of 10-20 games, will practice on campus, and will participate in competitive contests on- and off-campus.  Team 2 will play a mix of club teams, local community college programs, and other four-year programs.

GCU Men’s Club Basketball Schedules

Showing 2018-2019

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Wednesday 10/03/2018 at Arizona Western College (scrimmage) Tucson, Arizona 6:00 PM TBA FINISHED
Friday 10/26/2018 Hillcrest Prep Tournament Mesa, AZ NA 43-40 L
vs Hillcrest Prep
Saturday 10/27/2018 Hillcrest Prep Tournament Mesa, AZ NA CANCELLED
vs Hillcrest Prep
Sunday 10/28/2018 Hillcrest Prep Tournament Mesa, AZ NA CANCELLED
vs Hillcrest Prep
Thursday 11/08/2018 vs Arizona State University GCU 7:30 PM 95-79 W
Friday 11/09/2018 vs Arizona State University GCU 7:30 PM 85-77 W
Saturday 11/10/2018 vs Arizona State University GCU 5:30 PM 79-71 L
Thursday 11/15/2018 Aztec Basketball Classic Tucson 8:00 PM 66-117 L
vs Pima Community College
Friday 11/16/2018 Aztec Basketball Classic Tucson 8:00 PM 60-106 L
vs Glendale Community College
Wednesday 02/13/2019 at Arizona State University Tempe 7:00 PM 96-115 L
Friday 02/15/2019 at Arizona State University Tempe 6:00 PM 110-113 L
Saturday 02/16/2019 at Arizona State University Tempe 1:00 PM 93-92 W
Wednesday 02/20/2019 at GCU White Canyon Activity Center 5:00 PM 87-100 L
Thursday 02/21/2019 at GCU White Canyon Activity Center 6:00 PM 77-90 L
Friday 02/22/2019 at GCU White Canyon Activity Center 4:00 PM 78-88 (F/OT) L
Saturday 03/09/2019 vs Northern Arizona University Canyon Activity Center 7:00 PM 94-89 (F/OT) W
Sunday 03/10/2019 vs Northern Arizona University Canyon Activity Center 10:30 AM 84-90 L
Sunday 03/10/2019 vs Northern Arizona University Canyon Activity Center 12:30 PM 84-83 W

Showing 2018-2019

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 10/20/2018 vs Identity Hoops GCU 12:00 PM TBA
Saturday 11/03/2018 vs Bella Vista College Prep GCU 12:00 PM 93-80 L
Tuesday 11/13/2018 at Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, AZ 7:00 PM 67-84 L
Wednesday 11/14/2018 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ 7:30 PM 50-102 L
Wednesday 01/30/2019 vs Arizona State University GCU 7:00 PM 89-98 L
Friday 02/01/2019 vs Arizona State University GCU 6:00 PM 76-71 W
Saturday 02/02/2019 vs Arizona State University GCU 1:00 PM 81-88 L
Friday 02/15/2019 at Arizona State University ASU Downtown 8:00 PM 82-70 W
Saturday 02/16/2019 at Arizona State University ASU Downtown 1:00 PM 70-66 W
Sunday 02/17/2019 at Arizona State University ASU Downtown 2:00 PM 71-84 L
Wednesday 02/20/2019 vs GCU Purple Canyon Activity Center 5:00 PM 100-87 W
Thursday 02/21/2019 vs GCU Purple Canyon Activity Center 6:00 PM 90-77 W
Friday 02/22/2019 vs GCU Purple Canyon Activity Center 4:00 PM 88-78 (F/OT) W
Saturday 03/02/2019 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff 8:00 PM 82-77 W
Sunday 03/03/2019 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff 10:00 AM 80-87 L
Sunday 03/03/2019 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff 12:30 PM 86-81 W
Saturday 03/30/2019 NCBBA SoPac Regional Tournament (Semifinals) Tempe (Sun Devil Fitness Complex) 12:30 PM 81-90 L
vs Cal Poly Pomona
Saturday 03/30/2019 NCBBA SoPac Regional Tournament (Consolation Final) Tempe (Sun Devil Fitness Complex) 3:45 PM 101-92 W
vs University of Southern California
Friday 04/12/2019 NIRSA National Basketball Championships (Pool Play) Wichita, KS 4:00 PM 61-52 W
vs Ohio State University
Saturday 04/13/2019 NIRSA National Basketball Championships (Pool Play) Wichita, KS 6:30 AM 55-52 W
vs James Madison University
Saturday 04/13/2019 NIRSA National Basketball Championships (Pool Play) Wichita, KS 1:05 PM 60-58 W
vs Stephen F. Austin University
Sunday 04/14/2019 NIRSA National Basketball Championships (Championship Bracket-Quarterfinal Round) Wichita, KS 8:20 AM 57-72 L
vs Houston Community College (TX)

GCU Men's Club Basketball Roster

  • Cory Cathrea
  • Nathaniel Cessna
  • Jacob Garcia
  • Ethan Harris
  • Elijah Jones
  • Jaylan Lane
  • Dmar Nelson
  • Zachary Ramirez
  • L'Jon Redd
  • Luke Rysell
  • Denny Smith
  • Tyler Weeks
  • David Whitaker Jr
  • Markeas White

GCU Men's Club Basketball Coaching Staff

Matt Gordon

Head Coach
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Matt Gordon begins his first season at the helm of the GCU Club Men’s Basketball program. Gordon will also oversee all club basketball operations at GCU- including assisting with the growth of the club women’s basketball program. Gordon returns to the four-year level after beginning his coaching career with assistant coaching jobs at UCLA, Dominican University (California) and the University of Portland.

In between Portland and GCU, Gordon spent the last 14 years amassing one of the most impressive coaching stints in NJCAA Men’s Basketball history. Gordon’s teams at Phoenix College not only qualified for every postseason since his hiring at PC in 2004, but they never failed to reach the NJCAA Region I Division II Championship Game, winning the title seven times.

The “high-water mark” of Gordon’s coaching career was a milestone for the state of Arizona back in 2014. After taking five of his first seven teams to the NJCAA DII Men’s Basketball Championships (placing 4th in the nation twice), Gordon’s 2013-14 team became the first men’s basketball squad in the history of Arizona community colleges to win a national title. Gordon’s 2014-15 squad finished 3rd at nationals in his seventh and final appearance at the tournament. Gordon leaves PC after reaching the 300-win mark in career victories this past December.

Gordon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 at UCLA, and earned his Master’s Degree in 2010 from the United States Sports Academy.  Gordon and his wife, Iris, dote on their 10-year-old daughter, Madison.