Aaron Doornekamp

Aaron Rene Doornekamp (born December 5, 1985) is a Canadian-Dutch[1][2] professional basketball player for Valencia Basket 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 ft 7 in) tall, he can play at both the small forward and power forward positions, with power forward being his main position.[4][5]

Aaron Doornekamp
Aaron Doornekamp 42 Valencia Basket EuroLeague 20180201.jpg
Doornekamp with the Valencia Basket, in 2018.
No. 42 – Valencia Basket
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1985-12-05) December 5, 1985 (age 34)
Napanee, Ontario
NationalityCanadian / Dutch
Listed height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight96 kg (212 lb)
Career information
High schoolErnestown Secondary
(Odessa, Ontario)
CollegeCarleton (2004–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2012Pepsi Caserta
2014–2016Skyliners Frankfurt
2016–2017Iberostar Tenerife
2017–presentValencia Basket
Career highlights and awards

University careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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] He won the Basketball Champions League's 2016–17 season championship with the team. He was also named to the BCL Star Lineup Best Team.[15] On June 27, 2017, Doornekamp officially opted out of his contract with the Spanish team.[16] The same day, he signed a two-year contract with Valencia Basket.[17] On July 8, 2019, Doornekamp re-signedt with Valencia Basket for another season.[18]

National team careerEdit

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.[19]


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


  1. ^ Aaron Doornekamp nacionalidad | licencia: NLD | EUR (in Spanish).
  2. ^ AARON DOORNEKAMP basketball profile Nationality: Canadian-Dutch.
  3. ^ "Philip Scrubb - King Phil - BasketballBuzz". basketballbuzz.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  4. ^ Aaron DOORNEKAMP POWER FORWARD Height: 201CM / 6'7".
  5. ^ AARON DOORNEKAMP HEIGHT: 6'7.0" (201 cm) WEIGHT: 212 lbs (96 kg) AGE: 31.3 POSITION: SF.
  6. ^ "Carleton University's Aaron Doornekamp Named CIS Men's Basketball Player Of The Year. - Go Ravens". goravens.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  7. ^ "Carleton University's Aaron Doornekamp Helps Team Canada Earn Berth in 2010 Basketball World Championships. - Go Ravens". goravens.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  8. ^ "CIS Hoops History". cishoops.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  9. ^ La Pepsi Caserta completa il suo roster con l'ingaggio dell'ala canadese Doornekamp
  10. ^ "Braunschweig verpflichtet Doornekamp". Crossover-online.de (in German). 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  11. ^ Braunschweig signs Sid-Marlon Theis, parts ways with Doornekamp
  12. ^ Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt land Aaron Doornekamp
  13. ^ "Men's basketball alumni Philip Scrubb and Aaron Doornekamp celebrate FIBA Europe Cup championship - Go Ravens". goravens.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  14. ^ "El Iberostar Tenerife se hace con los servicios de Aaron Doornekamp" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Star Lineup revealed, Korkmaz named Best Young Player". basketballcl.com. April 30, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  16. ^ "Aaron Doornekamp hace efectiva su cláusula de salida". cbcanarias.net (in Spanish). June 27, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  17. ^ "Valencia signs forward Doornekamp". Euroleague.net. June 27, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "Valencia re-signs forward Doornekamp". EuroLeague.net. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  19. ^ Aaron Rene DOORNEKAMP (CAN).

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