HC’s Noah named to Herald-Leader all-state squad for a second time


Jon Dickenson

Harlan County’s Trent Noah was a second-team all-state selection on the Lexington Herald-Leader All-State Team selected by the state’s coaches.

Harlan County junior guard Trent Noah joined some elite company Tuesday with his selection to the Lexington Herald-Leader all-state team for the second time. Noah was a second-team selection for the second straight year after leading the Bears to a 27-6 record while averaging 26.5 points and 12.8 rebounds per game.
“Trent has proved over the past two seasons he is one of the top players in the Kentucky, regardless of class,” Harlan County coach Kyle Jones said. “He will come into next season as one of the top three seniors in the state, based on the all state rankings, which will put him in contention for Mr. Basketball. A player has not been mentioned as a Mr. Basketball candidate from our county in almost 30 years (Charles Thomas). That is pretty special to even think about.”
Noah becomes the first player from HCHS to make the all-state team twice. Current assistant coach Cameron Carmical was the first to make the list after leading the Bears to a 13th Region title in 2017.
Cawood’s Blake Hubbs was the last county player to make multiple all-state teams as he was a third-team selection in 2003, a second-team selection in 2004 and a first-team choice as a senior in 2005. Harlan’s Charles Thomas was selected three times from 1993 to 1995. Harlan’s Wallace “Wah Was” Jones was the first to make multiple all-state teams in 1944 and 1945.