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Bill Buckey

Bill Buckey is called the ultimate Macker hoop junkie by the folks in Mackerville. He is from Granville, Ohio, and traveled the 3-on-3 basketball trail most often with his brothers Dan and Dave and Uncle Kenny. They started playing in Macker tournaments in 1996 after an older brother, Mike, was killed in a motorcycle accident. They kept the family together by playing hoops and traveling in an RV purchased by Dan and his wife. Their team name was "Top Talent." In 2002 they had the Mackerman and the team name tattooed on their arms. They were mackerized! Their children followed in their footsteps with a team named "Fresh Start." Bill had it figured in 2008 when he was inducted into the Macker Hall of Fame that he had played in 116 tournaments with 65 different players, and traveled to eight states.

Bill Buckey