As we celebrate the Poet Men's Basketball Centennial we are reminded of the extraordinary history that is at the foundation of Poet basketball. From its humble beginnings in Wardman Gym, to the recently refurbished, state of the art facilities in the Graham Athletics Center, Poet basketball has built a tradition of excellence. Over the last 100 years, 42 men and five teams have been inducted into the Purple and Gold Hall of Fame for their outstanding athletic achievements on the basketball court, and the program has won 30 league championships commemorated by banners hung in the Graham Athletic Center. 


Once again, the Poets are expected to compete for a SCIAC championship. In celebration of the 100th season of Poet Men's Basketball, we invite you to come back to campus and watch as the Poets take on the CalTech Beavers on Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 PM.  

Men's Basketball Alumni are invited to a lunch before the game and a “meet-and-greet” with coaches—a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and teammates. RSVP to sortiz1@whittier.edu or (562) 907-5049.


Click HERE to see our full schedule of games!


We invite you to join us in celebrating the Poet Men's Basketball Centennial at Whittier College this season by making a gift to support the program. We all benefited from being part of Whittier College’s basketball tradition and we are asking for your help to pass this opportunity along to the next generation of student athletes as they work to follow in the footsteps of those great teams who preceded them. 

Let’s help Whittier reach its goal of 100 donations in celebration of 100 years of Poet Men's Basketball!  Please consider making your gift by February 13 to receive a special token of appreciation, commemorating the Centennial! 



Robert Coleman (Executive Director of Athletics & Dan Carvalho '91 - Former Poet Basketball Player)

Chris Muller '84 (Former Poet Basketball Player)

JaMarr Brown '95 (Former Poet Basketball Player)

Ramsey Ezaki '74 (Former Poet Basketball Player)

Rock Carter '89 & Tony Strickland '93 (Former Poet Basketball Players)