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Kentucky men’s basketball lands freshman Trent Noah |  NewsRadio 1230 AM/99.3 FM |  Hopkinsville’s News Leader

Kentucky men’s basketball lands freshman Trent Noah | NewsRadio 1230 AM/99.3 FM | Hopkinsville’s News Leader

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball has signed Trent Noah, Kentucky’s fifth all-time leading scorer in high school basketball history, head coach Mark Pope announced Wednesday.

Noah averaged 29.9 points per game during his senior season for Harlan County, where he finished his high school career with a total of 3,707 points. That figure is also a school and county record.

“Trent Noah is one of the elite shooters in this class,” Pope said. “He is a tough player with a hard nose and a special physicality. As a native of Eastern Kentucky, Trent will bring grit, strength and determination to the program that is representative of this state. We look forward to Trent joining this talented group.”

During a senior campaign in which Noah led Harlan County to a second-place finish in the state, he averaged 29.9 points per game while shooting 56% from the field, 43% from distance and 89% from the free-throw line. During the state tournament, Noah increased his average to 32.3 points through the four games. He was named a first-team all-state selection by both the Louisville Courier Journal and the Lexington Herald Leader, and he was the 13th Region Player of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

Noah, a four-star prospect ranked No. 108 by 247Sports, shot 102 of 237 (43.03%) from 3-point range as a senior. He is the second player in the state of Kentucky, behind Travis Perry, who won the state title with Lyon County, beating Noah’s team 67-58.

Harlan County was the first school from eastern Kentucky to reach the state finals since 2011. Noah scored 129 points over the four-game span and set the Sweet 16 record by hitting 19 three-pointers in the tournament, surpassing Chris’s mark Mason County’s Lofton improved. 17 in 2003.

The 6-foot-1 wing scored 35 points and added 10 boards in the first round. He followed that performance with 48 points and nine rebounds, including 7-of-10 from distance. The 48 points were the fourth most ever scored in a Boys’ Sweet 16 match. In the semifinals, Noah scored 29 points and contributed 10 rebounds. He had 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists in the championship game.

As a junior, he averaged 26.5 points and 12.8 rebounds per game while connecting on 66 three-pointers. He was tabbed as a second-team all-state selection by the Louisville Courier Journal.

Noah’s grandfather, Charles “Perky” Bryant, played football for Kentucky from 1961-63.

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