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Welcome to GCU Men’s Club Basketball

Grand Canyon University is excited to continue the men’s club basketball program, which has grown in numbers and in its success each year. GCU Club Men’s Basketball provides the opportunity for students to remain focused on academics, compete at the collegiate level, and develop skills in a team-oriented environment. The season usually consists of about 15 games, including potential competition for regional championships in the hopes of qualifying for nationals.

Team 1

The season consists of about 20 games for Team 1, who will compete in a brand-new Arizona league as well as continue their competitive balance in the National Club Basketball Association (NCBBA). In 2018-19, Men’s Club Basketball finished in the top-3 at the NCBBA Southern Pacific Regional Tournament for the second consecutive year. The Lopes also combined members of their top two teams to participate in the NIRSA National Championships in Wichita, Kansas, reaching the quarterfinal round. GCU’s teams will also face nationally ranked post-graduate programs.

Team 2/ Team 3/ Team 4

Teams 2, 3 and 4 will play a season of 10-20 games, will practice on campus and will participate in competitive contests on- and off-campus. All three teams will join Team 1 in a brand-new Arizona league, but will also play a mix of club teams, other four-year programs and nationally ranked post-graduate programs.

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GCU Men’s Club Basketball Schedules

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GCU White

  • Trever Ballard
  • Dustin Troutt
  • Mike Rhein
  • Caleb Smith
  • Phil Wilson
  • Denzel Nwanguma
  • Christian Zitney
  • Elyon Zevenbergen
  • Mason Petersen
  • Chris Issakhanian
  • Kale Landguth
  • Dante' Nobles
  • Niklas Brown

GCU Purple

  • Cameron Rawlings
  • Isaiah Saqui
  • Quentin Hank
  • Jackson Krogman
  • Dylan Irwin
  • Tanner Doppler
  • Gary Morris
  • Jordan Schager
  • Skyler Walkowski
  • Nick Tarabochia
  • Logan Phillips
  • Chris Torres
  • Jarrius Gillon

GCU Black

  • Michael Wilhite
  • Kyle Parker
  • Elvis Guernica
  • Josh Santos
  • Cain Hayhurst
  • Ronald Shigg
  • Fabrice Tuyizere
  • Kevin Tarango
  • Kale Kenlein

GCU Men's Club Basketball Coaching Staff

Matt Gordon

Director of Club Basketball Operations
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Matt Gordon begins his second season at the helm of the GCU Club Men’s Basketball program. Gordon oversees 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. 

Between his stops at Portland and GCU, Gordon spent 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.  In his final season, Gordon led the Bears to their fourth consecutive ACCAC Regular Season title in March 2018, which also earned him his fourth straight ACCAC/Region I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year Award.  The Bears’ 24-8 record in 2017-18 was the eighth consecutive year they’d won at least 20 games.

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 left PC after reaching the 300-win mark in career victories in December of 2017. 

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 11-year-old daughter, Madison.

Lamont Lane

GCU White Head Coach
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Lamont Lane enters his second year as the head coach of GCU White, and his third year with the GCU Men’s Club Basketball program. Although he excelled at several sports growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lane was most attracted to the game of basketball. After starring on the hardwood at Arsenal Technical High School in Indiana, Lane went on to play collegiately at East West University in Chicago, Illinois before transferring to Chicago State University as a walk-on in his senior season. A basketball purist at heart, Lane knew he wanted to stay involved in the game after earning his undergraduate degree. His first coaching gig came at Purdue University in Indiana, where he coached the university’s club basketball program from 2016-2018. Lane’s tenure with the Boilermakers was highlighted by a victory over the University of Pittsburgh in the 2017 NCBBA National Championship game — considered the ultimate achievement in men’s club basketball. Purdue went 15-3 in conference play prior to its hot postseason run. Lane’s first season with GCU came as the head coach of Team Purple in 2019. One year later, he was named the head coach of GCU White, taking the reins from Lopes’ Director of Club Basketball Operations Matt Gordon. Lane steered the Lopes to a third-place finish in the NCBBA Southern Pacific East Conference in his first season at the helm. Lane, who is working towards his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Sports Business, has a simple coaching philosophy: Play fast, play hard, respect your teammates and respect the game.