Zion Harmon is on the move again.
Kentucky’s only five-star prospect, considered by some to be the best overall talent in the Class of 2021, will suit up for the Marshall County Marshals next year. It will be Harmon’s sophomore season at the high school level, but it will be his third Kentucky high school team in as many years.
As an eighth-grader, Harmon helped carry Bowling Green to the 2017 state title. He transferred to Adair County for his freshman year, where he averaged over 30 points per game, but will leave Columbia, Ky., for Benton, Ky., this fall.
The transfer to Marshall County is newsworthy for two reasons: (1) it raise suspicion as to whether or not he was recruited around the state, and if it’s fair that he is hand-picking his school; and (2) he is moving to an area with a very low percentage of African-Americans in the school and in the community. Marshall County has long been considered behind the times in that regard.
Harmon’s father, Mike Harmon, told Larry Vaught he hopes his son will help make a cultural change.
He also said the plan is to reclassify to the Class of 2020 and they would like to receive an offer from the University of Kentucky.
Read a lot more about Harmon and his move to western Kentucky in Vaught’s story here.