It’s time for the ASOR GOAT Madness Championship!
In this single-elimination bracket challenge, we’ve matched up sixteen of the greatest Liberty Basketball players of all-time. After three rounds we are down to the final two players in our championship round as the top two seeds in our tournament will square off for the title of Liberty’s greatest player. Fans will be able to vote on each matchup on our social media pages as voting will will be tallied from our Twitter account as well as our Instagram and Facebook stories.
In order to get you prepared to vote, here’s a preview of our championship matchup.
Darius McGhee vs Caleb Homesley
Darius has cruised to the championship round as the number one seed, defeating former teammates Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz and Scottie James before defeating Larry Blair in the semi-finals. This sets up a matchup with another former teammate, Caleb Homesley in the championship. The all-time leading scorer in Liberty history won three ASUN player of the Year awards becoming the only Flame to win three division one conference player of the year honors. McGhee is also the ASUN conference’s all-time scorer and three-point leader, along with being Liberty’s all-time three-point leader. McGhee became only the second player in program history to be named an honorable mention All-American this past season and tied Steph Curry for the most three-pointers made in an NCAA DI single season with 162. McGhee is Liberty’s most winningest player and also won three ASUN Championships and an ASUN tournament MVP while on the Mountain. McGhee also played in two NCAA tournaments with the Flames and scored a team-high 15 points against Virginia Tech as a true freshman in Liberty’s only round of 32 appearance in 2019.
Homesley, the two seed, knocked off former teammate Elijah Cuffee before defeating fellow Liberty legends Jesse Sanders and Peter Aluma in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds. The 2nd seed in our bracket starred on the best teams in Liberty basketball history and is currently ranked No. 12 on the school’s career scoring list, No. 8 in career rebounds, and No. 15 in career assists. He carried Liberty to its first and only NCAA Tournament win over Mississippi State in 2019 with 30 points in a staggering performance. Homesley’s list of achievements include being named ASUN Player of the Year, ASUN Tournament MVP, to the ASUN all-tournament team twice, the ASUN first-team twice, the VaSID first-team in 2020, and a Lou Henson and Lute Olson All-American in 2020.
Before you make your vote, watch this video as we give our main reasons for who you should vote for: