Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is young to Division I but quickly becoming familiar and formidable after three consecutive seasons of at least 22 victories. Under sixth-year head coach Dan Majerle, GCU’s winning percentage of .717 over the past three seasons ranks 22nd among D-I teams. There is optimism for more success with sophomore center Alessandro Lever, the WAC Preseason Player of the Year, and junior wing stopper Oscar Frayer returning to a lineup that added senior power forward Michael Finke (Illinois transfer) and junior guard Carlos Johnson (Washington transfer). The Lopes have shooters but also can stop 3-pointers, leading the nation last season for opponent 3-point percentage (27.8).

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Team Roster

  # Player Name Pos Class  
  0 J.J. Rhymes G JR  
  1 Isiah Brown G JR  
  2 Trey Drechsel G SR  
  3 Brent Hibbitts F JR  
  4 Oscar Frayer F JR  
  5 Matt Jackson F SR  
  11 Damari Milstead G SO  
  12 Roberts Blumbergs F SO  
  15 Raef Gerdes F FR  
  22 Caleb Holifield G FR  
  23 Carlos Johnson G JR  
  24 Tim Finke G FR  
  25 Alessandro Lever F SO  
  35 Quinn Smith G FR  
  42 Gerard Martin G SR  
  43 Michael Finke F SR