Doornekamp comes into the team after a promising rookie pro-season in Italy with Pepsi Caserta, one of the top teams in the country’s domestic top flight.
While he only averaged just over 4 points and 2 rebounds per game in 15 minutes of action, the club will retain his services for another season having seen enough to think he can become more influential.
Still evolving as a player, it seems such a long time since he was Canadian University player of the year (in 2007-08) and since then his skills have definitely developed.
Doornekamp has plenty of smarts to call on, including a high basketball IQ although since he is not exactly the biggest in terms of physical stature, he can struggle defending certain opponents at this level.
However the forward showed in last year’s FIBA Americas Championship that he can be an effective player on this team and Coach Rautins will be hoping he delivers something similar this summer.