Former Liberty guard Caleb Homesley had an impressive outing in his NBA Summer League debut over the past week with the Washington Wizards in Las Vegas. He started all four games while averaging 12.0 points, 4.75 rebounds, 2.25 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game. During his time in Vegas, Homesley shot 19 of 42 from the field (45.24%) and 6 of 20 from three-point range (30.0%).
It’s been an on again, off again relationship between the Wizards and Homesley over the past year. In May, Homesley signed a multi-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Wizards. He was then waived by the Washington, DC team just a couple weeks ago but still made it as part of the team’s Summer League roster.
Homesley was in training camp with the Wizards last fall on an Exhibit 10 contract after going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. He has worked out with fellow Liberty alum and Wizards assistant coach Alex McLean. The 6’6″, 205 pound rookie played 10 minutes in one preseason game with the Wizards last year, scoring two points while grabbing four rebounds and shooting one of seven from the field and zero of five from three point range.
He was waived by the Wizards shortly before the beginning of the NBA season, and was then assigned to the Erie BayHawks, the New Orleans Pelicans’ G League affiliate, after the Wizards’ G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go were among a few teams who opted out of the 2021 G League season. In 15 games with the BayHawks, Homesley spent much of his time in the starting lineup and averaged 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in the Orlando bubble.
Homesley finished his Liberty career as one of the best players in school history. He was a two-year ASUN First Team All-Conference selection, including being named the 2020 ASUN Player of the Year and Tournament MVP during his senior campaign as he helped the Flames to 59 wins and back to back ASUN regular season and Tournament championships his final two seasons. Homesley finished his Liberty career No. 10 on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,539 points and No. 8 on the all-time rebounding list with 703 rebounds.
He is the fourth player in Liberty school history to sign an NBA deal. Liberty’s previous players that have signed NBA deals include Julius Nwosu (1995/San Antonio Spurs), Peter Aluma (1998/Sacramento Kings), and Seth Curry (2013/Memphis Grizzlies).