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UK Basketball Recruiting: Zion Harmon on track to reclassify to 2020

And his dad wants him to play his college ball in-state.

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Reclassifying is all the rage these days, and even the younger college recruits are trying to do it.

Class of 2021 point guard and Kentucky native Zion Harmon is already taking extra courses to make him capable of reclassifying if he chooses. Harmon’s father told Larry Vaught that they’re doing all they can to lay the groundwork for reclassification.

“He took extra courses this year,” Mike Harmon said, according to Vaught. “We are doing all it takes for him to have the opportunity to reclassify if that is what he wants to do. We will take it year by year based on how he develops.”

Harmon was playing on Bowling Green High School’s state championship team when he was in the eighth grade. He then led the state in scoring as a freshman at Adair County before transferring to Marshall County High School.

The high school sophomore’s dad said that they want him to stay in state to play college basketball, and they’re hoping for the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals to offer.

Harmon is one of the most highly-touted recruits in the class of 2021, and if 247 Sports gave out star rankings that far in advance he’d likely be a five-star player. He’s currently 5-10, 160 lbs.

He currently has four offers from Creighton, Saint Louis, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Kentucky and Louisville have expressed interest, and Harmon attended Big Blue Madness.

It’s still early, but it appears Kentucky is in a good spot if they make a serious play for Harmon going forward. The only 2020 prospects they’ve offered are Scottie Barnes and N’Faly Dante.

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