The rise of 2020 forward Nick Farrar has been an exciting ride to watch and one that has risen very quickly over the past few months. The strong athletic prospect has been one of the top stock risers from the state of North Carolina.
Farrar’s recruitment has now gone from no Division I offers to now holding eight currently and that list could continue to grow.
First, what does Farrar bring to the table with his game? Phenom Hoop Report saw the latest surrounding his game at the NC Top 80, where this was said about him.
“He’s a strong, athletic forward prospect with great feel and a versatile, well-rounded skillset. Farrar can actively toggle between either forward position and thrive, given his physical tools and ability to do everything well on the court. He handles the ball, creates for himself or others, shoots efficiently from the perimeter, and takes advantage of his size down low—both as a penetrator and low-post brute. Farrar plays incredibly hard and knows how to impose his will against almost any opponent on defense. He’s the type of player that is capable of leading a team in all major statistical categories on any given night. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his body, as his ceiling has grown tremendously since beginning to improve his physique.”
Now, Farrar is looking to cash in on what could be the biggest spring and summer for the stretch forward from Apex Friendship high school.
“Spring basketball has been well so far,” Farrar told Phenom Hoop Report. “My main focus is proving that I’m one of the top players in the area.”
“I need to work on my off-dribble shot more for the next level jump. I also need to keep working hard staying in the gym to get better every day.”
His work ethic has paid off so far, as he has picked up offers from Eastern Kentucky, Houston, Chattanooga, Towson, Rhode Island, Stetson, and Mount Saint Mary’s in the past two months. He has also picked up interest from George Mason and College of Charleston, who may not be far behind.
With more offers possibly coming his way, Farrar is looking to make it a priority to develop a relationship with the coaching staff, something that is very important to him.
“(I’m) looking for a coach that can trust me on the floor and that I can also trust as well, someone who will let me show my full game which is an inside and out scorer.”
Farrar brings a unique game to the floor with his strength, toughness, and skill set. And with his ability to produce, coaches are looking to make him a priority in the 2020 class.
Trust us, it won’t be the last time you hear his name.