Nine members of the Region XXIII Champion and NJCAA Elite Eight finishing Holmes Community College Bulldog Basketball Team return for the 2015-16 campaign at Holmes.
The Bulldogs, who finished the season at 25-7 overall and 11-1 in the North Division, brought home a North Division title, a MACJC Runner-Up trophy, a Region championship and won two games in the NJCAA Tournament over Eastern Florida State College and Indian Hills Community College before falling in the Elite Eight game versus Hill College out of Texas.
University of Arkansas commit Daryl Macon, a 6'3 guard from Little Rock, Ark., who led the Bulldogs in scoring last season with a 23 points per game average returns to lead the Bulldogs. Macon scored 737 points shooting 36.9 percent from the three-point line and 88.5 percent from the free throw line. He had 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
Cedric Harper, a 6'6 forward from Tallahassee, Fla., was the team's third leading scorer with an 8.3 points per game average. He brought in 5.1 rebounds per game and had 2.1 blocks per game.
Dietrich Taylor, a 6'5 forward/center from Jackson, averaged 6.5 points per game and four rebounds per game and one block.
D'Angelo Richardson, a 5'9 guard from Vicksburg, averaged 5.5 points per game while Jamahl Jackson, a 5'10 guard from Tchula, averaged 2.9 points per game, R.J. Scott, a 6'6 forward from Batesville, averaged 2.5 points per game, Edward Davis, a 5'9 guard from Vicksburg, averaged 1.5 points per game, Gerald Glass, a 6'6 forward from Port Gibson, averaged 1.3 points per game and Lacurtis Allen, a 6'4 forward from Duck Hill, averaged 1.3 points per game.
Newcomers to the squad are Xavier Williams, 6'9 transfer forward/center from Birmingham, Ala.; Demarkis Weatherall, 6'5 freshman guard from Cruger; Malik McNair, 6' freshman guard from Pearl; Ryan McLaurin, 5'10 freshman guard from Clinton; and Derrell Carouthers, 6' freshman guard from Aberdeen.
The Bulldogs averaged 73.6 points per game and gave up 55.2 points per game. As a team, Holmes shot 45.1 percent from the floor, 35.6 percent from the three-point line and 72.4 percent from the free throw line.