GMC Hoops 20th Anniversary Top 10 GMCT Championship Games

2013 GMCT Boys Final Between St. Joseph’s and EB Crowned Best Final of GMC Hoops Era

Wade Baldwin IV, shown here following through on a jumper in the 2nd half of St. Joseph’s 78-44 victory over Bishop Eustace in the 2014 NJSIAA Non-Public A South Semifinals, was one of 6 NCAA D1 players to take part in the 2013 GMCT Boys Championship between the 2nd seeded Falcons and top seeded East Brunswick, selected as the No. 1 GMCT Final of the GMC Hoops era.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ—Continuing the celebration of GMC Hoops 20th Anniversary, we take a look at all the GMCT Championship Games from 2001-2020, and ranked the Top 10 conference title games. Getting the top spot as the best GMCT Championship Game of the first 20 years of GMC Hoops was the epic 2013 GMCT Boys Final between top ranked East Brunswick and 2nd ranked St. Joseph’s.

The game featured six players that ended up playing D1 basketball for at least a season with the likes of Karl Anthony Towns (Kentucky/Minnesota Timberwolves), Wade Baldwin (Vanderbilt/Memphis Grizzlies), Marques Townes (FDU/Loyola Chicago/UCAM Murcia), Raven Owen (Canisius), Amir Bell (Princeton/Kuala Lumpur Dragons), and Rob Ukawuba (NJIT/Windsor Express/Gijon). It is also the only MCT/GMCT Championship that went to double overtime. Both teams also went on to win sectional titles and St. Joseph’s won its second straight state crown, and reached the 2013 TOC Final.

Below is the full list of the Top 10 GMCT Championship Games during the GMC Hoops era:

1. 2013 GMCT Final—#2 St. Joseph’s 66—#1 East Brunswick 65 2OT
2. 2005 GMCT Final—#3 South Plainfield 66—#4 St. Joseph’s 65
3. 2018 GMCT Final—#1 St. Joseph’s 46—#7 Colonia 43
4. 2019 GMCT Final—#3 St. Joseph’s 49—#5 Piscataway 46
5. 2008 GMCT Final—#1 Cardinal McCarrick 56—#6 St. Joseph’s 52
6. 2017 GMCT Final—#1 St. Joseph’s 50—#3 Sayreville 44
7. 2016 GMCT Final—#1 St. Joseph’s 56—#2 South Brunswick 48
8. 2011 GMCT Final—#2 St. Joseph’s 51—#1 Piscataway 43
9. 2012 GMCT Final—#1 St. Joseph’s 70—#2 North Brunswick 65
10. 2009 GMCT Final—#1 Piscataway 63—#3 St. Joseph’s 56