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!
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