Michael Finke transferring to Grand Canyon

#3
I'll take $100 under "news that is not shocking," Alex.

Echoing the sentiment about Stanford, but MF is probably going to have a blast next year lighting it up and playing with his brother. Best wishes.
 
#4
Could have gotten a free graduate degree from Stanford... picked a for-profit school instead. :doh:
Never visited Stanford or Nevada, to my knowledge. That might mean he did not have a committable offer. If I was predetermined to go to GCU, and wanted to take a couple of trips, Penn State would not have been my choice.

Wish him well. He is the one guy that I wish would have stayed. I understand his limitations, but he would have definitely contributed next year.
 
#7
I always thought this would happen. Good luck, Michael and thanks for all of your efforts in orange and blue.
Honestly, I never thought this would happen....I think because people gave it legs at a point in time I deemed "way to soon." Shows you what I know. Good luck Michael!
 
#8
Washington State
I was hoping he'd chose PSU or Grand Canyon, since we'll play both teams next year. Good luck the rest of the year, Mike. Hope UI beats the crud out of GCU though!
 
#9
Mad Scientist
Arizona, USA
I feel like this was the obvious and also wrong decision for him. But hey, it's not my life.
 
#15
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
didn't he already have a colangelo connection by virtue of playing basketball for illinois?

with that said it certainly seems like colangelo cares more about gcu.
Jerry has a museum named after him on the GCU campus, and its called the College of Business. FYI GCU has been around since 1949 and was a nonprofit until it got bought in the 2000s. It's working towards becoming nonprofit again. It has about 11,000 on its physical campus.
 
#16
Jerry has a museum named after him on the GCU campus, and its called the College of Business. FYI GCU has been around since 1949 and was a nonprofit until it got bought in the 2000s. It's working towards becoming nonprofit again. It has about 11,000 on its physical campus.
Per this link he is paid as a consultant for the basketball team:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/mon...s-name-grand-canyon-business-school/16192267/

Colangelo agreed to lend his name to the school at no extra cost to the university, although he is compensated as an adviser to the basketball program, a spokesman said.
 
#23
Since the legacy of the Porter boys at Miznoz has been broken up, college basketball needs the new Finke boys story coming out of GCU.