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Adair County Freshman Zion Harmon planning Kentucky visits

Harmon was MVP of the state tournament last year

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One of the top players in the Class of 2021 is playing high school basketball in the Bluegrass, just two hours south of Lexington, and he is planning a couple of visits to Lexington.

Adair County High School Head Coach Deron Breeze told Scout’s Evan Daniels that Harmon is taking an unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend, and will also be visiting for Big Blue Madness on Oct. 13.

Harmon’s offer list continues to grow, as Tennessee recently offered, as

The 5’10 point guard played for Bowling Green High School last year as an eighth grader and was integral in leading the Purples to a state championship by averaging nearly 17 points per game.

But Harmon really has made a name for himself as the first eighth grader to win a gold medal with USA Basketball, playing on the U16 team. Harmon averaged just over 11 points per game and a little more than 3 assists per game, which led the team. His efficient play during the tournament also put the basketball world on notice, leading the team in minutes while shooting 53 percent from the field, 47 percent from three, and 100 percent from the free throw line.

When high school basketball season rolls around, Harmon will be playing for the Adair County Indians in the 5th Region.

Breeze told Scout that Louisville and Vanderbilt are expected to make visits to Columbia to see Harmon.

It’s rare that such a top-flight talent plays in Kentucky, so Harmon will likely be a major draw in Central Kentucky this year, and it looks like Kentucky wants to get involved early with his recruitment.