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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. 

Program History

Welcome to the rich tradition of De Smet Jesuit Spartans Basketball. In just 52 years, De Smet has compiled 5 State Championships, 13 Finals Four appearances, 33 District Championships, 10 Metro Catholic Conference Championships and 28 20-Win seasons. The Spartans have also produced 96 College Basketball Players including the legendary Steve Stipanovich, who was drafted by the Indiana Pacers as the 2nd Overall Pick in the NBA Draft.


Varsity/JV Tryouts (Sophomores thru Seniors)

Monday, October 31 - 6:30 - 8:00 am

Tuesday, November 1 - 4:30-6:30

Wednesday, November 2 - 4:30-6:30

Freshman Tryouts

Tuesday, November 1 - 3:15 - 4:30

Wednesday, November 2 - 3:15 - 4:30

Thursday, November 3 - 3:15 - 4:30


Sign-ups will be posted outside of Coach Williams’ office starting the week of October 24th.

Every student needs to have a physical on file to participate in tryouts. Bring basketball shoes, athletic shorts and t-shirt for each day of try-outs.

Basketball Schedule


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