The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’6 Max Farthing of Word of God in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
We’ve seen the wing/forward in virtually every setting and he’s been among the most consistent players on display over the last few years. Farthing is a high-level shooter that has taken the necessary steps to expand from only being a spot-up threat. His ball-handling, passing, and overall defensive prowess have improved noticeably in that aforementioned time frame, but he’s still maintained his unbelievable accuracy from beyond the arc. Farthing is willing to fill a variety of roles for this Word of God team and has continued to establish himself as a leader by example. In terms of on-court ability, it’s difficult to understand how he doesn’t already hold an abundance of offers, as an abundance of programs could utilize a player like Farthing.
After our most recent National Showcase, we stated, “In today’s basketball, shooting is more valued than ever before, so it’s somewhat challenging to fathom that Max Farthing doesn’t have multiple scholarship offers. At 6-foot-6 with legitimate thirty-foot shooting range, Farthing is an unbelievable floor-spacer and scoring threat that can make his mark against any opponent. He’s continued to tighten his handle and add poise as a creator within two to three dribbles. Farthing is a smart player that understands his skillset and embraces his role on both sides of the ball. He moves really well without the ball in his hands, able to dart around screens and quickly fire perimeter shots upon receiving a mere glimmer of space. Farthing showed the ability to go down low and take advantage of his size against smaller players at National Showcase, which was something he hasn’t really emphasized or prioritized until now. He’s an impactful defensive player that utilizes his length well to accumulate deflections and switch across multiple positions. His skillset is clearly defined, but that should honestly make him an even more attractive prospect for Division I programs” It’s likely that his role in the college ranks would basically be the same, regardless of what level he ultimately decides to play. That being said, schools in need of shooting should be prioritizing Farthing.
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