Tuesday, May 21, 2024

- Arizona State and Grand Canyon to Participate in a Doubleheader in the Desert -


PHOENIX – Position Sports, in association with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, announced that Arizona State’s and Grand Canyon’s men’s and women’s programs will face off in the 2024 Hall of Fame Series Phoenix at Footprint Center on Thursday, November 14


Tickets for the Hall of Fame Series Phoenix will go on sale on Wednesday, May 22, at 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET) at HOFSeries.com.


Details surrounding game times, broadcast information, and credentials will be announced at a later date.


The Hall of Fame Series, owned and operated by Position Sports, is a collection of multi-game, singular events that showcase several of the top collegiate basketball teams in exciting non-conference matchups played both domestically and abroad. The inaugural Hall of Fame Series was held in 2023 in Las Vegas, Charlotte, San Antonio, Toronto, and Phoenix.


For more Hall of Fame Series information and updates, please visit HOFSeries.com or follow @HOFSeries on all social platforms.


Arizona State vs. Grand Canyon (W) Series History

The Sun Devils lead the series, 3-1. Grand Canyon defeated Arizona State in the last meeting on December 8, 2023, in Tempe (66-59). The Sun Devils won the first three matchups: December 4, 1992, in Tempe (83-30), December 22, 1994 (99-67) in Phoenix, and November 30, 2022, in Phoenix (80-72).


Quotes from Head Coaches:

“We are so excited to play in the Hall of Fame Series again this year at Footprint Center in November. Being able to play where our own WNBA Phoenix Mercury play will be a wonderful experience for our student-athletes. Last year’s event was a top-notch experience, and we can’t wait to Activate the Valley and have our friends and family cheering us on.”  

Natasha Adair | Arizona State


"We are so excited to be able to compete in this year’s Hall of Fame Series. With all eyes on women’s basketball, what an opportunity it is to have two local teams play at the Footprint Center.”

Molly Miller | Grand Canyon


Arizona State vs. Grand Canyon (M) Series History

The Sun Devils have won all three matchups vs. the crosstown Lopes. Arizona State and Grand Canyon first met on January 22, 1980, in Tempe (80-68), then again after a 40-year hiatus on December 13, 2020, in Phoenix (71-70). The programs most recently played on December 9, 2021, in Tempe (67-62).


Arizona State and Grand Canyon also met in a pair of exhibition games: November 5, 2011, in Phoenix (ASU won 89-69 in the official opening of GCU Arena) and November 3, 2007, in Tempe (ASU won 80-53 in James Harden’s first game in a Sun Devil uniform).


Quotes from Head Coaches:

“We are excited for the opportunity to play GCU at the Footprint Center. It will be an outstanding matchup for basketball fans in the valley. I’ve got a ton of respect for the program that GCU has built. We are always looking to challenge ourselves with these type of games in the non-conference to get ready for conference play.” 

Bobby Hurley | Arizona State


“We are so excited about November 15. We will be playing crosstown rival Arizona State at the Footprint Center and can’t wait to see all our fans there.”

Bryce Drew | Grand Canyon


2023 Hall of Fame Series Phoenix Recap (Footprint Center)

  • Women: ASU (80), Fresno State (76) - Kadidia Toure led the team with a season-high 22 points and 9 rebounds in 34 minutes off the bench for the Sun Devils.

  • Women: Gonzaga (81), Arizona (69) - Yvonne Ejim (27 pts.) and Eliza Hollingsworth (11 rebs.) led the team to a win over Arizona in the program’s first meeting.

  • Men: Northwestern (65), ASU (46) - Boo Buie finished with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists, and Brooks Barnhizer added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the meeting between former Duke guards (Bobby Hurley and Chris Collins).

  • Men: Arizona (87), Alabama (74) - Oumar Ballo finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Pelle Larsson had 16 points and 6 rebounds as the No. 11 Wildcats upset the third-ranked Crimson Tide.




About Position Sports

Position Sports, established in 2005, is a premium event production and brand marketing firm that specializes in event operations, activation development, media relations, and digital engagement. Over the years, Position Sports has worked with many of the world’s leading brands, including Nike, Jordan Brand, Red Bull, the Basketball Hall of Fame, ESPN Events, USA Basketball, Upper Deck, MLB, and T-Mobile in nearly every major U.S. city and on a global scale. Position Sports provides clients with the expanded strategic direction needed to succeed in the sports marketing arena, also known as Positioning. To learn more, visit positionsports.com or follow @positionsports on Twitter and Instagram.


About Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches, and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 450 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits, and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum, and events, visit hoophall.com, follow @hoophall, or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.