Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The connections to Tucson continue for Grand Canyon University's men's basketball program, which moves to Division I hoops next fall under the leadership of well-known Phoenix hoops celebrity Dan Majerle.
Majerle filled out his coaching staff Wednesday, adding former Canyon del Oro High School standout Chris Crevelone as an assistant.
Crevelone was most recently on the staff at Texas, where he was a graduate assistant and video coordinator. Prior to that he played collegiately at Adams State in Colorado. Crevelone, who according to Majerle will be used heavily in the recruiting world, likely will tap into contacts made from when he used to work Lute Olson's summer basketball camps at Arizona.
Majerle is taking over a program that announced two years ago it was planning to go to Division I, and at that time it appeared that transition was going to be done under former UA interim head coach Russ Pennell. Pennell and the school, though, reached a 'mutual' decision (read: they wanted a flashier name, and paid Russ to go away) to part ways after Pennell led the Antelopes into the Division II playoffs.