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Zion Harmon’s philosophy: “Live positive. That’s what I do.”

Zion Harmon (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)


Adair County freshman Zion Harmon has been in the limelight for years and that certainly won’t change this summer when his AAU team includes James Wiseman, the top rated player in the 2019 recruiting class, and 2019 Kentucky commit D.J. Jeffries.

Harmon is one of the top-rated players in the 2021 recruiting class but he’s made no secret of his intent to graduate in three years and be part of the 2020 recruiting class.

“I want to try to get through high school in three years and get to college as quick as possible. Most college coaches say I am already ready for that level now,” Harmon said.

“In next two or three years I should definitely be better because I am not going to stop working. The three-year plan sounds like a good plan and what we should do. I just have to stay focused in the classes.”

He transferred from Tennessee to Bowling Green High School as an eighth-grader and helped Bowling Green win a state title. He made the move to Adair County for his freshman season.

How does he handle the constant attention?

“I just stay humble and stay under the Word (of God). I don’t let all the hype get to my head. I have fun with it,” Harmon said.

“I haven’t heard many people say I am cocky and stuff, but the ones who do, I just say it is confidence. You can’t live your life without confidence. If you live your life in fear, then you can’t go nowhere.

“You can have a fear driving a car that you will get in a car crash. You just have to live life knowing you will be okay. You don’t want to think about the bad all the time. Live positive. That’s what I do.”

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  1. This young man has a great message there. He is also very talented. I would like to see him play for the blue and white with Kentucky across his chest.

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