By LARRY VAUGHT
Zion Harmon still has a lot of lofty goals for himself and plans to spend the next two seasons playing at Marshall County High School. The point guard helped Bowling Green win the 2017 state title and then led the state in scoring the next year as a freshman at Adair County after transferring.
He transferred to Marshall for his junior season but was ruled ineligible by the Kentucky High School Athletic Associated and eventually played on weekends for Bella Vista Prep, a private school in Arizona. He kept attending classes at Marshall County and got permission from the KHSAA to do so without jeopardizing his eligibility for his junior and senior seasons. Bella Vista won the Grind Session World’s Championship, which was played at Marshall County.
Harmon, one of the top rated point guards nationally in the 2021 recruiting class, has not changed his goal for playing at Marshall.
“We will definitely bring a state title to Marshall County,” Mike Harmon, Zion’s father said.
“I still want him to have chance to go after scoring records and win Mr. Basketball in Kentucky as a senior. Want him to have a chance to be a McDonald’s All-American.
“All God wants him to have, we want him to have. It’s not all about basketball, but he works and has goals like winning a state title, being Mr. Basketball.”