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Program History

Welcome to the rich tradition of De Smet Jesuit Spartans Basketball. In just 53 years, De Smet has compiled 6 State Championships, 14 Finals Four appearances, 34 District Championships, 12 Metro Catholic Conference Championships and 32 20-Win seasons. The Spartans have also produced 103 College Basketball Players including the legendary Steve Stipanovich, who was drafted by the Indiana Pacers as the 2nd Overall Pick in the NBA Draft.

Program Philosophy

The De Smet Jesuit Basketball Program is committed to developing young men into leaders while building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. The Spartan Basketball Coaching Staff teaches student-athletes the importance of self-discipline and how to compete consistently at a high level. Our goal is to prepare each student-athlete for the demands required for the next level academically, physically, and mentally. 

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