On Tuesday afternoon, one of the best point guard recruits in the country announced his collegiate commitment on social media.
Zion Harmon, a four-star point guard, took to Twitter to announce his commitment to Western Kentucky. It’s the latest in a long line of surprising commitments for head coach Rick Stansbury.
Earlier in his recruitment, Harmon cut down his list to Western Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, Seton Hall, Murray State and Seton Hall. In the end, Stansbury and the Hilltoppers landed the services of the top recruit.
A four-star recruit, Harmon is considered the No. 1 prospect in Kentucky and No. 6 point guard in the nation, according to 247Sports Class of 2021 rankings.
Here’s his commitment.
100% Committed 🥳💯 pic.twitter.com/FeA7rWJRnF
— Zion Harmon (@zion_harmon) March 24, 2020
Harmon averaged 25.4 points and 5 rebounds his junior season at Marshall County. His team lost by a point in the First Region championship to McCracken County.
In 2017, the Hilltoppers landed a surprising commitment from five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson. The next season, Stansbury landed the No. 6 player in the 2018 class, Charles Bassey.
After two recruiting classes without an elite prospect, Western Kentucky got back to its winning ways by landing a commitment from Harmon.
He’s the No. 40 player in the 2021 class and the only Hilltoppers commitment so far in the recruiting cycle.