Kansas basketball could land a commitment tomorrow from Zion Harmon, but the four-star recruit seems to be favoring other schools.
Zion Harmon, a four-star guard in the class of 2021 from Benton, Kentucky will be announcing his commitment tomorrow. Harmon has cut his list down to Kansas basketball, Maryland, Murray State, Seton Hall, and Western Kentucky.
Harmon is an undersized point guard who is more of a scorer than a facilitator. Harmon is also expected to reclassify to the 2020 class shortly after announcing his commitment. While many guards his size would struggle in power five conferences, the majority think he will choose to commit to Seton Hall or Western Kentucky.
Seton Hall – Seton Hall has remained involved within Harmon’s recruitment while their head coach, Kevin Willard, will try to recover from losing first-team All-American Myles Powell. Harmon would have the ability to have an immediate impact on Seton Hall.
Kansas – Kansas basketball appears to be on the outside looking in for Harmon’s recruitment. It seemed like a strong possibility that Harmon would commit to the Jayhawks early on, but with Kansas landing five-star Bryce Thompson, it looks like they aren’t much of an option for Harmon.
Maryland – The Terps were also involved quite heavily with Harmon’s recruitment. They’ve been on the outside as well since they received a commitment from three-star Aquan Smart. Harmon was encouraged by the Maryland coaching staff to commit and reclassify to the 2020 class. Harmon also grew up in Maryland.
Murray State – Murray State was sort of a surprise for Harmon and never really seemed to be a factor in his recruitment. The uproar from Ja Morant seemed to give them a voice in his recruitment. The Murray State campus is also about twenty minutes away from his highschool.
Western Kentucky – Western Kentucky has made Harmon a priority since the beginning of his recruitment. Harmon would have a chance to come in immediately and have total control of the offense. Harmon has a great relationship with head coach Rick Stansbury and actually won a state championship in eighth grade with his oldest son.
Western Kentucky isn’t the closest to home out of the schools, but it’s the school that feels more like home. In the end, the relationship with Rick Stansbury and the rest of the coaching staff, along with the ability to be the primary scorer for the Big Red will be too much for the other schools to compete and Western Kentucky will receive the commitment from four-star Zion Harmon.
Prediction – Western Kentucky
Kansas basketball will miss out on a talented guard, due to the fact their roster is stacked right now and no players on the current roster have announced they will be transferring or declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft. You can expect Coach Self to be active in the Transfer Portal this Spring and searching for sleepers in the 2020 recruiting class such as Donovan Williams.