Santa Ana Valley Boys’ Basketball on Probation
The Santa Ana Valley High School boys’ basketball program has been placed on one-year probation for playing a potential transfer student in a summer league game, Santa Ana Unified School District officials announced Friday.
Century’s Ike Harmon, the player in question, played three games for Santa Ana Valley in July but was not officially registered at the school. Harmon has announced his intention to attend Santa Ana Valley in the fall.
Under Southern Section rules, a coach cannot have contact with a student until he is enrolled at school.
Assistant Superintendent Joe Tafoya said there had been no recruiting violation. The probation is not expected to exclude the Falcons from Southern Section playoff competition this season.
Harmon, a 6-foot-5 center, will be immediately eligible if he does enroll at Santa Ana Valley. He averaged 9.2 points and 6.1 rebounds and blocked 41 shots at Century last season.
Thomas Harmon, Ike’s brother, was a senior on the Centurions, which finished 23-5 and reached the second round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs.
The Harmons also have six daughters, all of whom attended Santa Ana Valley.