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Buckhorn (27‑7)

New Market, AL


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  • 6-5 SOPH Caleb Holt ... ESPN-3

Bucks At A Glance

BALLISLIFE “FAB 50” RANKING: 17 (Southeast Region)

The rural North Alabama school, located 14 miles northeast of Huntsville, won its first state title in 28 years after 6-5 SOPH Caleb Holt (16.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.6 apg) torched two of the state’s proudest programs in the 6A Final Four – first gouging Mobile McGill-Toolen for 33 points and 14 rebounds in the semifinals, then producing 32 points and 18 boards in a 65-56 championship win over Mountain Brook. Opposing coach Tyler Davis called the 15-year-old “a generational talent. … That’s a Lebron James, Michael Jordan performance.” Coach Patrick Harding’s squad is still very young, as nine of its 14 players are either juniors or sophomores. … Holt helped USA Basketball’s 16U national team secure an eighth-straight gold medal at the FIBA Americas championship in Merida, Mexico (7.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg in six games), playing alongside Miami Columbus’ Boozer twins and qualifying for the 2024 U17 Men’s World Cup in Turkey. … New Market’s population is 1,115.