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Bob Dixon

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Harlan County's Trent Noah Signs with Kentucky

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


Noah averaged 29.9 points per game during his senior season for Harlan County, where he capped his high school career having tallied 3,707 total points. That mark is also a school and county record.


“Trent Noah is one of the elite shooters in this class,” Pope said. “He is a tough, hard-nosed player with a special physicality. As an eastern Kentucky native, Trent will bring a grit, toughness and determination to the program that is representative of this state. We’re looking forward to Trent joining this talented group.”


During a senior campaign that saw Noah lead Harlan County to a state runner-up finish, he averaged 29.9 points per game on 56% shooting from the field, 43% from distance and 89% from the free-throw line. During the state tournament run, Noah increased his average to 32.3 points during the four games. He was tabbed 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 ranking as high as No. 108 by 247Sports, hit 102 of 237 (43.03%) from 3-point range as a senior. He is the second overall prospect in the state of Kentucky, behind fellow UK signee Travis Perry, who captured the state title with Lyon County, edging out Noah’s squad by a 67-58 score.


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 3-pointers in the tournament, bettering Mason County’s Chris Lofton’s mark of 17 in 2003.


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


As a junior, he averaged 26.5 points and 12.8 rebounds per game while connecting on 66 3-pointers. He was tabbed 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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