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Misha Barrett takes the court for Niwot

Series: Niwot boys basketball | Story 7

January 29, 2020

Jocelyn Rowley

Niwot special needs student Misha Barrett is getting a chance to play with the traditional high school program this season.

When he's on the court "making it rain" for Niwot, shooting guard Misha Barrett looks like any other underclassman hustling for a chance to leave the 'D' team behind. It's only when you get a chance to talk to him that you realize that the hardworking three-point specialist has significant cognitive deficiencies, thanks to an anoxic brain trauma suffered at birth. But that hasn't stopped him from playing the game he loves, and now he's getting a chance to do it for the team he loves.

"It feels great to be a Niwot Cougar," Barrett said after a recent game against Greeley Central. "I've been...

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