Hilltoppers announce signing of Jackson Harlan

WKU men’s basketball coach Rick Stansbury reacts during WKU’s game vs. Florida Atlantic in E.A. Diddle Arena on Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. WKU beat Florida Atlantic 75-63.

Jeremy Chisenhall

WKU men’s basketball has added its second signee of the 2019 class with the high-scoring guard Jackson Harlan. 

Harlan, an Albany native, averaged 26.4 points per game as a junior at Clinton County High School. The 6-foot-5-inch guard shot 47 percent from the floor and had 16 30-plus point games. 

“We’re excited to have Jackson become a part of our program,” head coach Rick Stansbury said in a press release. “He’s a Governor’s Scholar in the state of Kentucky, and he comes from a really good high school program with coach Messer. He has a terrific family.

“His father played college basketball at Transylvania, and his mother is a Western Kentucky graduate. He brings a lot of different abilities, most of all the ability to shoot that basketball. At the same time, he can put it down and go score it.”

Harlan, who signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday at Clinton County, is the Hilltoppers’ second signee in the 2019 class. Three-star forward Isaiah Cozart signed Wednesday as well

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