By LARRY VAUGHT
Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me about Marshall County junior point guard Zion Harmon and why I think he does not have a Kentucky scholarship offer.
He’s a top 40 player in the 2022 class and has made it clear he would like a Kentucky offer. Other big-time Division I schools have offered. But not Kentucky.
The speculation I have heard has been anything from Harmon is too short to his father is too involved to he’s going to play overseas and never go to college to his high school transfers are troublesome.
So what is going on? That’s what I asked Mike Harmon, Zion’s father.
“There have been so many rumors going back to saying he would never stay a second season at Marshall County,” Mike Harmon said. “Then no one comes back to say we were wrong when we stayed.
“To be honest, I know that Zion’s life is for the glory of God. Realistically Zion got a lot of glory out of his walk and experiences.”
Harmon was ruled ineligible at Marshall last year after transferring from Adair County where he led the state in scoring as a freshman after helping Bowling Green win the state title the year before when he was an eighth grader.
“I just think Zion is the kid of kind that there are so many misperceptions about,” Mike Harmon said. “He is always in the gym. He’s a driven kid. People have jumped to conclusions and formed their negative perceptions. I told Zion, ‘They talked about Jesus, so that are definitely going to talk about you.’
“At the end of the day, people are going to see they were dead wrong about this kid and his family. We are not trying to prove anything because our hears and minds are in the same place they were when we came here. We wanted to help the healing process (at Marshall County) after the (school) shooting. That was a big focus and our focus has mainly stayed on basketball.
“I can’t control what other people say or think. Zion can’t either, So I don’t know where some of that speculation comes from or what some coaches may or may not think about my son. I just know he does things the right way.”