Top 10 famous De Smet alumni
Brennan Dolnick, Staff Writer
After high school he went to play basketball at Missouri State where he set an NCAA record for highest three throw percentage (94.5%). After that, he won rookie of the year for the NBA D-League in 2008. Blake bounced around playing for many NBA teams, D-League teams, and even European teams. He got to play alongside stars like Dwyane Wade and Tim Duncan. He now coaches the Spurs G-League team.
He played basketball and won a state championship for the famous 32-0 undefeated team in 1979. After high school and college Cusumano got a job working as a sportscaster for 5 on your side in 1993. He’s been working for them since 1993 covering all St. Louis sports for their news station.
Henry Edward Autrey
Autrey was not only apart of the first graduating class of De Smet but he was also the first student to be called up to the podium making him our schools first ever graduate. Henry furthered his education by obtaining his degree in law at St. Louis University and eventually became a judge. On March 21, 2002, Autrey was appointed by George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the...
After high school,Klein played soccer all four years at Indiana and then was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards as right midfielder. He had over 300 appearances in the MLS playing for Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, and LA Galaxy where he played with Landon Donovan and David Beckham. He won an MLS cup and two Supporters Shields. Klein also made 22 appearances for USA national team. He currently is operating...
After high school, Bill went to Southwest Missouri State to play baseball. He was then drafted in the 15th round of the MLB Draft by the Giants. He played 5 years for the Giants and one with the Cubs until he got picked up by the Red Sox in 2003. In his first season, he was the AL Batting Champ and Silver Slugger. He also won the World Series in 2004. After that, he finished up his career with the...
John is a motivational speaker and author most notably for his National number one Bestseller book ON FIRE. This books talks of Johns amazing journey of recovery after burning 100% of his body in a fire. John also has been doing public speaking for ten years for 1,200 clients, in 47 states, and in 10 countries.
Eric Schmitt is a former alderman for Glendale, Missouri, a former Missouri State Senator, and now is the Missouri State Treasurer. As State Senator, Eric Schmitt was able to push to enact the ABLE Act. This Act is for people with children with special needs because it gave them 529 new savings account opportunities.
After high school, Steeples went on to play Football for Mizzou and Memphis. He then entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent playing corner back. In the NFL, Steeples had spells with teams such as the Rams, Vikings, Chiefs, and Cowboys. In the NFL, he got work with great players such as Adrian Peterson, Tony Romo, and Dez Bryant.
The towering 7 foot tall “Stipo” led the Spartans to two straight state titles while at the school and went on to play basketball at Mizzou. There he led his team to four consecutive winning seasons and NCAA tournament appearances. He was taken number two overall in the 1983 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. In his first year, he made All Rookie First Team. Over his career, he averaged 13.2 ppg...
He played football for De Smet and received All-State and All-Metro honors his junior and senior year. After playing football in college for both Oklahoma and Mizzou, Tom joined his family business of selling cars. Tom and his family have grown the business into the 3rd largest car dealership in all of the St. Louis area. Tom has given back to the De Smet community by being the key benefactor in funding...