After a brief career with the Washington Wizards and in the NBA’s G League, Caleb Homesley has taken up residence in Europe this season, competing in the Euroleague with the Hamburg Towers. He signed a contract with the German team in September.
Earlier this week, Homesley, the former Liberty star, was named 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season Round 9 MVP. He scored 29 points and recorded 11 rebounds for a double-double performance in a Hamburg win on Tuesday. In the game, he made 10 of field goals and 7 of 10 three-pointers to go along with 6 assists, 3 steals, and one block. He is the first Hamburg player ever to win the MVP honor.
Homesley is second in the EuroCup in scoring at 21.4 points per game. He has scored 20 or more points in six of eight games. He’s averaging 21.4 points per game while shooting 52% from the field and 47.2% from three-point range. Homesley is also averaging 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
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.
Prior to his time in Germany, Homesley spent his first professional league in the G League with the Erie Bayhawks. Homesley was in training camp with the Wizards on an Exhibit 10 contract after going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 6’6″, 205 pound rookie played 10 minutes in one preseason game with the Wizards prior to the 2020-21 season, 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.
In the summer of 2021, Homesley had an impressive outing in his NBA Summer League debut 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%).