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Zion Harmon ruled ineligible by KHSAA

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Zion Harmon may not play at Marshall County after all.

The highly-touted high school sophomore has been ruled ineligible by the KHSAA, according to Joe Jackson of the West Kentucky Star. There is no explanation for the ruling at this time, but one can assume Harmon’s frequent transferring from school to school is a factor.

Harmon helped carry Bowling Green to the 2017 state title as an eighth grader. He then transferred to Adair County for his freshman year, where he averaged over 30 points per game, but left Columbia after only one year. He eventually decided on Marshall County for his third stop in three years this fall, which brings us to today’s not-so-surprising news.

Marshall County plans to appeal.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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32 Comments for Zion Harmon ruled ineligible by KHSAA



  1. pwells618
    5:37 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    That means nothing. It’s very easy to appeal and win that. So he will probably still play there.



  2. demoCrAT
    5:38 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    Hopefully this is upheld. Absolutely ridiculous notion to be at 3 schools in 3 years.



    • damage_control
      7:42 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      Who cares?!?! What possible joy could you get out of this news? Him changing schools has no impact on anyone! Not to mention that he’s a KY kid who’s gonna be a top 20 national recruit and if he doesn’t get to play in-state he’ll just go elsewhere. I’d rather he got to play in his home state throughout his HS career.



    • Ez21
      8:41 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      BS it died have an impact on someone. It has an impact for the kids in Marshall’s region/ district that have worked for yrs trying to win a district/ region title. No player should be allowed to do this. If he wants to be a hired gun then let him go play at 1 of the large prep schools like oak hill.



    • Cincy Cayt
      10:31 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      It sucks for those kids, but if they’re not good enough to beat him, then they’re probably not spending their time wisely. Play to have fun and then hit the books, kids.



    • TBW3011
      1:46 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Not even a Ky kid



  3. Cmart0907
    5:38 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    Kinda seen this coming. This kid been bouncing around high schools every year. Seems like these high schools are paying under the table for his services.



    • dismore
      7:35 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      I work in Marshall Co. Apparently his parents (specifically dad) has been given a VERY good job locally. So I guess instead of cash payments they do it “legal” by putting the bribe in a paycheck.



    • TBW3011
      1:47 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Happened for years at Clay Co, Toyota jobs at Scott Co, etc



    • damage_control
      7:43 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      Total rumors are usually completely accurate.



    • dismore
      9:16 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      Not rumors. The owner of my company is well connected in Marshall Co. He is very aware of what was offered to get him to Marshall. Let’s just say you don’t transfer every year for the hell of it.
      Marshall used to be a very good basketball school but not a power anymore. Apparently they sold their soul to get this kid. And don’t forget, he will be the only black student in Marshall HS. You don’t send your kid into that situation unless the family is getting paid.



    • zoupman
      10:23 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      When is the KHSAA going to do something about Trinity? They cheat every year and never get punished.



    • Cmart0907
      6:19 am August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Yep i agree everything you saying @dismore. Trinity have to much money. Crazy money runs the world.



    • damage_control
      3:35 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Still Sounds like a total rumor to me



  4. Irish son
    5:48 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    Sort of like Trayvon Duval who played at Duke last year. 4 high schools in 4 years in Florida



  5. snarkster
    6:17 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    Gotta figure they try to get him into a prep school.



    • damage_control
      7:45 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

      Yep – good job KHSAA! Way to put your foot down and drive one of the best basketball players in my generation out of state to play!



    • TBW3011
      1:49 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      You a relative or the coach at Marshall? If you’re family quit fn with the kids future and pick a damn school.



    • damage_control
      3:35 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Did he take your kids spot on the roster?!? If not they WHY DO YOU CARE LOSER?!?!



  6. 4everUKblue
    6:30 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    It worked for Marvin Bagley. Oh wait he only went to 3 different high schools and was a Duke target.



  7. CatManDo
    6:51 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    Ryan Lemond may have something to do with this. ?



  8. peaches76
    8:27 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    He’s not a KY kid…just another stop on the way to prep school…



  9. UKinIN
    8:58 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    This is what happens when parents act like brokers.



    • TBW3011
      1:50 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly. I feel bad by the kid. Horrendous advisors. Whoever they are. No doubt looking out for themselves.



  10. Cincy Cayt
    10:28 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    Just let him and others like him play.



  11. Truman Claytor
    7:58 am August 16, 2018 Permalink

    OJ Mayo 2.0



  12. Jpcat15
    7:58 am August 16, 2018 Permalink

    If his family is living in the school district I don’t see how he isn’t allowed to play.



  13. lookyanner
    7:59 am August 16, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder how he’s progressing educationally moving around so much, one injury and his B-Ball career would be hurt or gone, then all of a sudden the education takes prominence.



    • TBW3011
      1:51 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Not a future pro anyway, but I still get your point.



    • damage_control
      3:37 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Did you attend KY public schools? I did. I could’ve moved twice yr and had no issues graduating with my class.



  14. TBW3011
    1:46 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Should be ineligible. I’m fine with someone choosing the best school for them, even if it is for athletics. Bouncing from year to year is ridiculous though.



    • damage_control
      3:39 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Why is it? Explain. What if his dad was in the Army and got stationed at different bases every year? If you don’t have a problem with that then shut it hypocrite.