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GCU Hoops will open 2013-14 Slate with exhibition tour in Europe

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The Grand Canyon University men's basketball team will have an early start to their 2013-14 campaign as the squad will venture to Italy and Greece for a four-game exhibition tour from August 14-24. The Antelopes will be playing their first season in Division I as members of the Western Athletic Conference.

GCU will play a pair of games in Italy, completing the trip with two games in Greece.

The Antelopes had a busy offseason, having signed Demetrius Walker, Jeremy Adams, Josh Braun, Miroslav Jaksic, and Akachi Okugo as the newest members of the team.

The team is led under first-year coach Dan Majerle, who spent the previous five years as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns. He is one of the most popular figures in Suns history, having also played eight seasons with the team from 1988-95 and 2001-02. In all, Majerle played 14 seasons in the NBA and averaged 11.4 points over 955 career games.

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