Century’s Ike Harmon Plans Transfer to Santa Ana Valley


Ike Harmon, a 6-foot-5 junior forward who helped lead Century High to its first playoff victory in basketball this past season, will transfer to Santa Ana Valley this fall, his brother Thomas said Saturday.

As a freshman, Harmon led the Centurions’ junior varsity in scoring. Last year, he was a starter on the varsity, playing beside Thomas, a 6-4 center who was a Times all-county first-team selection and Pacific Coast League co-player of the year as a senior.

Ike and Thomas are the youngest of eight children born to Thomas Sr. and Neda Harmon. They have six sisters, ranging in age from 27 to 33, many of whom were standout athletes at Santa Ana Valley.


Ike Harmon has played three games with the Falcons in summer tournaments.

Coach Rich Prospero’s program at Santa Ana Valley attracted a lot of attention last season with the addition of guard Olujimi Mann from Mater Dei, one of three transfers last fall.

Mann, now a junior, was a Times all-county selection last season and helped the Falcons (26-4) reach the Southern Section Division I-AA semifinals.

Century Coach Greg Coombs, who has reportedly filed a grievance with the Southern Section office, did not return phone calls Saturday.