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CFCC alumni signed on with Alimerka Oviedo Baloncesto, professional basketball team in Oviedo, Spain

Demetric Horton fist pounding teammate on court
Introducing Demetric Horton, a distinguished CFCC alumni! Demetric made his mark as a vital player on the CFCC Men’s Basketball team during the 2018-2019 season, leaving an indelible impression. His remarkable skills and unwavering commitment were undeniable throughout his time with the team.

After completing his bachelor’s degree at NC A&T, Demetric’s journey elevated to new heights. He seized a remarkable opportunity this year by signing with Alimerka Oviedo Baloncesto, a professional basketball team in the vibrant city of Oviedo, Spain.

In an exclusive Q&A session, we had the privilege of conversing with Demetric, delving into his experiences at CFCC and his exciting venture abroad. He shared insights into his growth as a player and his path to embracing this overseas opportunity.

Demetric Horton holding basketball looking focused on court

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you end up at CFCC playing for the Men’s Basketball team?

Cape Fear was my first offer from high school to play college basketball.

Outside of playing basketball for Cape Fear, what were your favorite memories of being at CFCC?

I really liked living in the Aspire 349 apartment complex with my teammates and other student-athletes at CFCC. And one of my favorite things to do outside of playing basketball was longboarding at Wrightsville Beach.

How do you feel that playing at CFCC prepared you to transfer to a four-year university to continue playing basketball at a high level?

Playing for Cape Fear taught me patience and what it’s like playing alongside peers who are older than me and have been playing on the team for longer than me.

What advice would you give someone who is considering going the JuCo route for sports before moving on to a four-year institution?

I would tell JuCo prospects to always work hard to get better – no matter your situation. And that you should be yourself at all times. Everything else will work out with perfect timing.

Demetric Horton slam dunking a basketball

You also were selected to compete in the HBCU All-Star Game this past season. What was it like for you to compete in that tournament and play a significant role in increasing viewership and excitement around HBCU-specific athletic events?

Playing in the 2023 HBCU All-Star Game was an amazing experience. It gave me the validation I needed: if I continue to work hard, I will eventually achieve the goals I have for myself. Playing for an HBCU meant that we could compete against talented local teams like Duke, UNC, etc., and have the opportunity to showcase Black culture in basketball at that same high level.

When did you first realize you wanted to play professionally overseas? What was that process like for you?

I didn’t initially want to play overseas, but after completing my final year of college basketball, I realized that would be a good opportunity for me to continue playing at a high level.

Now that you’re headed overseas to compete, what other goals are you setting for yourself to achieve over the next few years? Do you have any other projects or goals you’d like to mention?

I’m just excited to travel to Spain and compete against talented competition now that I’ve finished my college career. I look forward to playing out there and experiencing new cultures.

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