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NAIA League Breakdown – Golden State Athletic Conference

The Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) is a 10 team NAIA D1 League that features programs from, Arizona and California. You can get all of the GSAC Men’s Basketball news at

2018-2019 Standings
4 The Master’s  14-4 27-6
10 Vanguard 13-5 25-7
16 William Jessup 12-6 23-11
RV Arizona Christian 11-7 25-9
RV Westmont 11-7 18-11
Hope International 10-8 19-11
Menlo 9-9 13-14
San Diego Christian 5-13 9-18
Life Pacific 4-14 10-17
Ottawa Arizona  1-17 4-24

The GSAC is a very tough league. This past season The Masters won both the regular season and tournament championships. The toughness of the GSAC was respected as they put five teams into the NAIA DI National Tournament (The Master’s, Vanguard, William Jessup, Arizona Christian, and Westmont). The GSAC, had a lot of tough match-ups in the first round and Arizona Christian, as a seven seed, was the only team to find themselves surviving the gauntlet. Arizona Christian ended up winning their second round game as well, before falling to NAIA DI National Champion Georgetown in the quarterfinals.

Top Players Returning
HM All-American, All-GSAC Team

Josh Powell-Davis 19.3ppg, 8.4rpg

School: Hope International
Class: JR
Position: C

2x All-American, 2x All-GSAC Team, 2x GSAC Defensive POY

Tim Soares 15.8ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.1bpg

School: The Master’s
Class: SR
Position: C

Other Top Returners
All GSAC Team Returners
Charles Neal Menlo Jr. Palm Springs, CA
Terence Shelby Jr. Arizona Christian Sr. Peoria, IL
Key Players Lost
All-American 1st Team, GSAC Player of the Year

Keith Phillips

School: William Jessup
Position: Wing

All-American 2nd Team
Hansel Atencia The Master’s University
Callum Lawson Arizona Christian University

All-American 3rd Team
Olisa Nwachie Westmont

HM All-Americans
Delewis Johnson The Master’s
Geremy McKay Vanguard
Derek Novsek San Diego Christian

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