Zion Harmon has received ‘Lebron James’ attention for a long time. First for his dad’s summer league team in Bethesda, Maryland and now as an 8th grader playing for the Purples varsity at Bowling Green (Kentucky) High School.

Last May, Harmon became the first 7th-grader to ever play in theNike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL).

Last season as a 7th grader he played for the varsity team at Lighthouse Christian (20-9) in Antioch, Tennessee, after deciding to get out of the ‘bright lights’ of Washington DC.


At Lighthouse he averaged almost 17 points a game, including scoring a game high 34 points (8 of 9 3-pointers) vs Providence Academy . A coaching change at Lighthouse and Zion and his dad headed for Bowling Green for his 8th grade season.  The Purples are 5-0 on the season and one of the top rated teams in the Bluegrass state.

In the Purples last game (12-13-16)  they beat Greenwood 66-59, Harmon had 4 points.

Two schools in two states in two years, will Harmon stay in Bowling Green?

Zion’s dad, Mike Harmon told  courier-journal.com:

“I wouldn’t move him away from a stable situation as long as he’s being challenged.  Stability is key for him … and he loves it at Bowling Green.”



He’s had D1 coaches on his trail since the 4th grade, nothing has changed for the talented 8th grader.