Former WWU guard Trey Drechsel. Photo via Vikings TV courtesy of WWU Athletics

Former WWU G Drechsel to play for Grand Canyon

April 30, 2018

Former Western Washington University point guard Trey Drechsel will play at the division 1 level next season. The Woodinville native will play for Grand Canyon University and their head coach, former NBA star, Dan Majerle. 

Drechsel announced his signing via Instagram Sunday posting: 

 I am excited to announce I will be attending Grand Canyon University for my final year of college basketball. It will be a honor to get to play for such an awesome program and such a passionate coaching staff. Thank you to my friends and family that have supported me throughout my journey, I am forever grateful. Now it’s time to get back to work preparing for the season!
💪🏼💪🏼 #LopesUp

Drechsel announced last month that he would transfer from WWU after graduating this summer. In a March 29th interview with the Doug Lange Network Drechsel said, "When I think back on my college experience I want to say I took risks and I really pushed myself to be the best I can be, in the biggest, best, basketball sphere I can be in." 

Coming off his most successful year with the Vikings, the 6-6 Drechsel lead Western in assists, rebounds and steals. The junior  was second on the squad in scoring at 14.9 points per game. He earned  First Team GNAC All-Conference honors  as the Vikings went 21-and-8 finishing second in the conference.  

Last year, in their first season of D-1 postseason eligibility, Grand Canyon went 22-12 and reached the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament.  
 

According to gculopes.com, Drechsel chose Grand Canyon over finalists Cal Baptist, Liberty, Santa Clara and Winthrop. 

- Doug Lange

© 2023 The Journalist. Proudly created with Wix.com