Aaron Doornekamp

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Aaron Doornekamp
2015-03-01 Fraport Skyliners vs Mitteldeutscher BC 07 by Michael Frey.jpg
Doornekamp with the Skyliners Frankfurt, in 2015.
No. 42 – Iberostar Tenerife
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga ACB
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1985-12-05) December 5, 1985 (age 31)
Napanee, Ontario
Nationality Canadian / Dutch
Listed height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Career information
High school Ernestown Secondary
College Carleton (2004–2009)
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2012 Pepsi Caserta
2013–2014 New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig
2014–2016 Skyliners Frankfurt
2016–present Canarias
Career highlights and awards

Aaron Rene Doornekamp (born December 5, 1985) is a Canadian-Dutch[1][2] professional basketball player, who currently plays for Iberostar Tenerife of the Spanish Liga ACB. He was one of the greatest players in the history of the Carleton University Ravens men's college basketball team.[3] Doornekamp is also a member of the senior Canadian men's national team. At a height of 2.01 m (6'7") tall, he plays at the small forward and power forward positions.[4][5]

University career[edit]

Doornekamp was named CIS Men's Basketball Player of the year,[6] and OUA Male Athlete of the Year, in 2008.[7] He was a member of the Carleton Ravens Canadian national championship teams in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009, and he won the MVP award at the 2007 final eight tournament.[8]

Professional career[edit]

After finishing his college career, Doornekamp signed his first pro contract in Italy, with Pepsi Caserta.[9] He played three years with the club. While sidelined with injury in the 2012–13 season, Doornekamp was the assistant coach of the McMaster Marauders Men's Basketball Team.

In August 2013, he signed with the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig, from Braunschweig, Germany.[10] In June 2014, he parted ways with them.[11]

On June 29, 2014, he signed with the German club Skyliners Frankfurt, for the 2014–15 season.[12] He won the European-wide third-tier level FIBA Europe Cup's 2015–16 season championship with the team.[13]

In June 2016, Doornekamp left Germany, to sign with the Spanish team Iberostar Tenerife.[14]

Canadian national team[edit]

Doornekamp was a member of the junior national teams of Canada. With Canada's junior national team, he played at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, where he won a bronze medal. He has also been a member of the senior men's Canadian national basketball team.

With Canada's senior team, he played at the following tournaments: the 2007 Pan-American Games, the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, and the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship. He also played at the 2015 Pan-American Games, where he won a silver medal, and the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, where he won a bronze medal.[15]


Doornekamp was married on July 13, 2013, in Burlington, Ontario, to Jasmyn Richardson. The couple has one son.


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