BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced
Thursday the addition of Jackson Harlan (6-5, Guard) in the 2019 class.
“We’re excited to have Jackson become a part of our program,” Stansbury said. “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 averaged 26.4 points per game as a junior at Clinton County High School in
Albany, Ky. The Bulldogs finished 18-13 under head coach Todd Messer.
The high-scoring guard totaled 819 points a year ago while also averaging 4.1
rebounds. He shot 47 percent from the floor, 37.4 percent from 3-point range and 83
percent from the free-throw line.
Harlan had 30-plus points in 16 games as a junior, including three games of 40 or
He was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Louisville Courier-Journal
and an All ‘A’ State Tournament all-tournament pick. He’s also excelled in the
classroom with a GPA over 4.0 and participation in the Governor’s Scholar program.