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Saskatoon Homecourt 2024 Summer League Coverage

Updated: 6 days ago



On Sunday, I was able to take in the opening combine for the 2024 Saskatoon Homecourt Summer League. Going into it's 4th season, the league has continued to grow and has become a must see for witnessing the growth of basketball in Saskatoon.


Founder Chan DeCiman, a former U of S Huskie player, has created a league that brings out the best that basketball has to offer in our prairie oasis. Just a few things that make the league stand out include:

  • Season themes - last year was Spongebob, this is included in jerseys, social media and merch, it just makes the league a fun a vibrant place to be. This years theme will be Scooby-Do!!!

  • Interactive Player of the Week voting - the coaches pick 2 players in each division and then voting between them is done on Instagram complete with video highlights.

  • Up and coming coaches - the league identifies a lot of former local high school and USport players and give them a chance to try coaching in a low stress environment.

  • League Combine - all the players ran drills and played games in front of the coaches on Sunday, who will draft their teams this week. This mixes up the kids from their school/club teams.


The 2024 season will be the biggest yet with the league running from July 9th to August 22nd. The numbers are simply mind blowing considering Saskatoon has a population of under 300,000. The league will feature 134 kids in the Junior division (grade 4-8) playing Tuesdays, 72 Senior Girls playing Thursdays and 196 Senior Boys playing on Wednesdays. The week consists of one hour long practice and 2 games on their game night.


I had the privilege of coaching in the leagues inaugural season and have tried hard to make appearances each year to support the amazing work Chan and his team have done. This year with support of the Maple Minute, I will be taking in games weekly and writing about a prospect to watch each week. So please bookmark this post and check back each Friday over the summer to learn about the next group of Saskatoon talent


PROSPECT WATCH

July 9-11

DANIEL MOORE

  • Position: Guard

  • Height: 5'10

  • School: Tommy Douglas Collegiate (Saskatoon, SK)

  • Club: Saskatoon Shadow

  • Class: 2026**


Daniel Moore opened up the first week of the Homecourt League by showing us the work he has put in to get ready for his grade 12 year at Tommy Douglas High School. Known mainly as a shooter the last couple of seasons, Daniel showed his new bag with incredible finishes at the rim in a variety of ways. In the first game he dropped an eye-popping 24 points (games are 20 minute run time halves) and followed that up with 11 in the second game.


College and Prep coaches will want to keep and eye on Daniel this coming season, he has been an undersized 2 guard, but his effort to improve his ball handling, defense and passing, could make him a hidden gem for the right program.


July 16-18



Andrew Hawley

  • Position: Guard

  • Height: 5'11

  • School: Walter Murray Collegiate (Saskatoon, SK)

  • Club: Greenwave United

  • Class: 2028**


You can't help but notice Andrew when he is in the game, I had a college coach comment they think he is one of the best shooters in the province. He is not only an elite catch and shoot player, he is an intelligent player that makes the right play consistently, whether it be moving the ball quickly on the break to create advantages or making the right read to find the open man in the half court. Andrew will keep defenses honest next year as he moves up to the senior team to join his big brother and dad and the rest of Walter Murray defend its provincial crown.


** All classes include a post high school prep year which is standard for NCAA recruiting.

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