Former Liberty guard Caleb Homesley and the Erie BayHawks will begin their 15-game season on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3 PM EST when they play the Salt Lake City Stars. The game will be televised on ENN Plus. It will be the first game of the shortened season which will be played entirely at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
Wednesday’s season opener will be the first of four games in the opening week for Homesley and the BayHawks. They will also play Friday at 11 AM EST on ESPN+, Saturday at 11 AM EST on ENN Plus, and Monday at 7:30 PM EST on ESPN+.
Other notable players on the BayHawks’ roster include two-way contract players Will Magnay from Australia, Naji Marshall from Xavier, and Cassius Winston from Michigan State.
Homesley signed an Exhibit-10 deal with the Washington Wizards in November before being waived by the NBA team just prior to the start of the season. The 6’6″, 205 pound rookie played 10 minutes in one preseason game with the Wizards, scoring 2 points while grabbing 4 rebounds, including 1 offensive, while shooting 1 of 7 from the field and 0 of 5 from three point range. Homesley was assigned to the BayHawks, the New Orleans Pelicians’ 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.
Homesley became just the fourth player in Liberty school history to sign an NBA deal when he inked with the Wizards last month. Liberty’s previous players that signed NBA deals include Julius Nwosu (1995/San Antonio Spurs), Peter Aluma (1998/Sacramento Kings), and Seth Curry (2013/Memphis Grizzlies).
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.