By LARRY VAUGHT
Less than a day after posting on social media that he was about ready to cut his college list to five schools, Marshall County junior point guard Zion Harmon got an offer from Louisville Wednesday.
“Blessed to receive an Offer from Head Coach Chris Mack and the University of Louisville!” Harmon posted on Twitter not long after he had tweeted that winning a state high school championship was his main focus.
Harmon is one of the top point guards in the 2021 recruiting class. He helped Bowling Green win a state title his eighth-grade year before transferring to Adair County and leading the state in scoring as a freshman at 32.7 points per game. He scored over 1,600 points combined at Bowling Green and Adair County.
His family moved to Marshall County last year but he was ruled ineligible by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. He opted to stay at Marshall but played on weekends for Bella Vista Prep in Arizona.
Harmon, a Top 25 recruit nationally, got a scholarship offer from Kansas about a month ago. He had made an unofficial visit to Louisville in June.
He also has offers from Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Auburn, LSU, Stephen Austin, Creighton and Saint Louis.
Harmon took two unofficial visits to Kentucky as a freshman but does not have an offer from Kentucky even though his father made it clear previously that he was hoping his son could stay in Kentucky to play his college basketball.