Hometown: Douglas, AZ
Previous School: Tohono O'odham College
College: Valencia is entering his first year playing for the Red Hawks. He is a transfer from Tohono O'odham College.
High School: Valencia played two years of varsity basketball at Douglas High School. He played club basketball for the Tucson Heat, Seleccion Sonora (MEX), and Seleccion Agua Prieta (MEX).
Personal: Gabriel is the son of Ignacio and Aida Valencia.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I came to Simpson because Coach Holcomb gave me an opportunity to continue my studies and keep playing basketball."