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Litteral carries momentum over into hoops off-season

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Magoffin County junior forward Lucas Litteral looked to make a pass during the 2019-20 57th District Boys' Basketball Tournament. 
Photo || Jim Arnett  

SALYERSVILLE - Junior Lucas Litteral emerged as a consistent contributor for Magoffin County during the 2019-20 boys' high school basketball season. 

As a result of a successful junior campaign on the hardwood, Litteral has carried momentum over into the hoops off-season.

Litteral, who was unable to take the field for his junior campaign on the baseball diamond, appeared in 29 of the Magoffin County boys' basketball team's 30 games in the 2019-20 season. The forward averaged 3.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Hornets. Litteral shot 47.1 percent from the field during the 2019-20 season. 

One of the most underrated student-athletes in the 15th Region, Litteral is expected to move into a larger role for Magoffin County during the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season. 

As a team, Magoffin County shot 46.8 percent from the field. The Hornets shot 33.7 percent from the free throw line.

Magoffin County shot 64.8 percent from the free throw line. 

The Hornets ended the 2019-20 boys' high school basketball season 15-15. Eventual 15th Region champion Martin County eliminated Magoffin County from the postseason, defeating the Hornets 64-46 in the 57th District Boys' Basketball Tournament Semifinals. 

Litteral and his teammates are scheduled to being preseason practice for the 2020-21 campaign in mid-October. 

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