Hometown: Douglas, AZ
Previous School: Tohono O'odham College
College: Valencia is entering his second season playing for the Red Hawks. He transferred to Simpson from Tohono O'odham College, where he earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts.
High School: Valencia played two years of varsity basketball at Douglas High School. His scoring career-high was 42 points. He played club basketball for the Tucson Heat, Selecion Sonora (MEX), and Vaqueros de Agua Prieta (MEX).
Personal: Gabriel is the son of Ignacio and Aida Valencia. He likes fast cars and going on vacations.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I came to Simpson because Coach Holcomb has given me the opportunity to earn a degree and play basketball."