Wildcats won't face Harmon on Saturday
Falmouth Outlook contacted the KHSAA offices on the morning of Friday, November 30, inquiring about the status of Zion Harmon's eligiblity for the Pendleton County-Marshall County matchup on Saturday, December 1 in the Marshall County Hoopfest.
The potential matchup between Dontaie Allen and Harmon had high school basketball fans throughout the state salivating. With Allen's signing with University of Kentucky, they are the two biggest names in KY boys high school basketball.
But according to a report in the West Kentucky Star.com, The KHSAA initially ruled Harmon ineligible in August. Harmon's dad, Mike, told the Louisville Courier-Journal that his son was initially ruled ineligible because of the KHSAA’s Bylaw 6, which states all varsity athletes must sit out one year after transferring. According to Marshall County Schools Superintendent Trent Lovett, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has upheld an earlier decision, ruling Harmon ineligible for the 2018-2019 season.
Harmon had led Bowling Green to the state championship his 8th grade season then transferred to Adair County for his freshmen season. In the offseason, his dad, Mike, was quoted that they were looking for a new school and had enrolled in Marshall County. It is his fourth school in four years as he played at Antioch (TN) Lighthouse Christian as a seventh-grader.