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Barnett named Second Team All-State

Adding to a long list of honors, Magoffin County senior guard Aden Barnett has been named Second Team All-State. Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County senior guard Aden Barnett has been named Second

Barnett earned the honor from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

A longtime leader for Magoffin County, Barnett was tabbed the 2023-24 15th Region Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year in late-February. Barnett led Magoffin County to the 2023-24 15th Region boys’ basketball title. The all-time leading scorer for Magoffin County, Barnett averaged 28.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during his senior campaign. As a senior, Barnett scored 977 points and claimed 191 rebounds.

Barnett, who has excelled in multiple sports throughout his prep career, shot 82.8 percent from the free throw line in the 2023-24 boys’ high school basketball season.

One of the state’s top student-athletes, Barnett led Magoffin County to the second round of the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16.

Magoffin County, under the direction of Coach Scott Castle, compiled a 22-14 record in the 2023-24 boys’ high school basketball season.

The Herald-Leader All-State Teams are based on coaches’ selections in a statewide survey conducted by the Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com.

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