|11 Sarah Beth Barnette
A versatile player and excellent outside shooter ... Has the size ability to be a great inside player, both offensively and defensively ... Great hands and finishes well around the basket ... Committed to Kentucky early and did not seriously consider any other schools ... Major is undecided.
Averaged a squad-best 23.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 steals, 2.2 assists and 1.9 blocks per game as a senior for the Lady Eagles ... 2010 Kentucky Miss Basketball ... 2010 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year ... McDonald's All American nominee ... Earned the 2010 Regional Outstanding Sportsmanship Award ... Named the 2010 LCA Female Athlete of the Year 2010 ... KHSCA Outstanding Senior ... Honorable mention preseason All-America choice for 2009-10 as selected by Sporting News ... All-Tournament team selection four straight years and named the Most Valuable Player of the Class A State Tournament Championship game ... 2010 District MVP ... All-District and All-State for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons ... Four-time All-City selection ... Concluded prep career with 1,928 points and 1,076 rebounds, becoming the first player in LCA history to chart over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds ... Led Lexington Christian to an overall 127-29 mark during her career, including a 22-7 record as a senior ... A 2009 All-State pick and a four-time All-11th Region honoree ... Led LCA to four district, regional and state championships, including three Class A titles and one Sweet 16 Championship title in 2007 ... Averaged a double-double as a junior with 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game ... Volunteered locally on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities and as part of multiple community-service initiatives in association with her church youth group ... Honor-roll student.
"I'm always happy when any player comes to Kentucky but it is extra special when that player is from Lexington. We are thrilled that Sarah Beth has decided to join our Wildcat family. She is a very accomplished player and her versatility on the basketball court will help us tremendously. She is a great shooter and has a toughness about her on defense and in rebounding that will make a difference in our program. She comes from a great family and she possesses the type of character we want all of our players to possess."