Video: Trendon Watford
See Bucky McMillan's star pupil in action.
McMillan took over at Mountain Brook when he was 24 years old and led the Spartans for 12 years, compiling a 333-74 record with five state championships.
Mountain Brook became the first team in state history to win three consecutive large school titles in 2018-19. The Spartans were the only team to knock off eventual national champion IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and finished the season ranked No. 5 by MaxPreps.
McMillan helped develop two-time Alabama Mr. Basketball winner Trendon Watford
, who averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest as a freshman for LSU in 2019-20.
Samford is saving on relocation expenses as its campus in Homewood is less than 10 miles from Mountain Brook High School.