Liberty redshirt-senior guard Caleb Homesley scored 14 points in Liberty’s win Saturday night over NJIT as he surpassed John Caleb Sanders and Chris Caldwell for 14th place on the Flames’ career scoring list with 1,394 career points. How far can he get before his career ends?
He needs just 12 points to pass Lovell Cabbil and 28 points to pass George Sweet to move into 12th place. He should be able to get that, hopefully, in the two games this week.
Liberty has 5 regular season games remaining, and will be favored to make it to the ASUN Tournament championship game, which would be 3 more games. Then, the Flames will have at least one postseason tournament game, whether its in the NCAA Tournament or another postseason tournament. So, a realistic expectation is that Homesley could have at least 9 more games.
He’s averaging 13.7 points per game, which would equate to 123 points in the next 9 games if he maintains that average. That would put Homesley at 1,517 career points, and just past Matt Hildebrand for 11th on the scoring list.
But he’s taken his game to the next level over the Flames’ current 5-game win streak, averaging 19.6 points per game. If he continues that pace, he would finish with 1,570 points and that’s without Liberty advancing in the postseason tournament. 1,570 points would put him in 9th place on the scoring list, which is probably his ceiling.