Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day. It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.
Here is the latest commitment.
Player: Nick Farrar
Committed to: NC State
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“He shows incredible polish on the low block, has the ability to seal the defender and attack from either block; finishes exceptionally well with both hands. Blessed with great size, Farrar possesses the ability to control the game defensively in the paint and on the perimeter. Few situations put him into a bind; he can score on anyone and then swat their shot into the third row on the other end. He rebounds the ball strong, with both hands, and with great frequency. Farrar is really good at setting picks and placing outlet passes on a dime; can bring the ball up court in transition quite easily, seems very comfortable with the ball in his hands.” – Phenom Junior 150 Evaluation in 2016
“Nick completely dominated camp all day. He was too big, too strong, and too skilled down low. With continued growth, this is a player to keep an eye on.” – Phenom Junior 150 camp in 2016
“He’s a strong, versatile forward prospect that was able to overwhelm opponents in a wide variety of ways. Farrar scores efficiently on all three levels and utilizes his size extremely well to barrel down opponents in route to the rim. He’s pretty unselfish and creates very well for others, especially when he’s the focal point in transition. Farrar displays an impressive feel for the game and his unique skillset, but knows how to properly operate on both ends of the floor.” – Phenom 150 evaluation in 2018
“He’s a strong, athletic forward prospect with great feel and a versatile, well-rounded skill set. 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.” – NC Top 80 evaluation in 2019
“Back in February of 2019, we wrote the article “Nick Farrar: The Ultimate Stretch Four.” While Farrar didn’t sport any offers at the time, we knew that would quickly change. As a matter of fact, Farrar went from no. 49 in our January rankings to no. 9 in our most recent rankings. One has to remember, Farrar sat out the summer prior due to an injury and was virtually out of sight. That being said, his play at the NC Top 80 solidified his spot as one that would move up when we updated our rankings. His stock was definitely on the rise. Always known for a tremendous motor on the court, Farrar has the DNA of a court warrior. No matter the venue, no matter the setting, Farrar was quickly earning the reputation as one of the hardest workers on the court. His engine goes full throttle and is one of the select few that will give maximum effort on every single possession. With Farrar, you simply know what you’re getting each and every time and for college coaches, he will be a treasure.” – Rick Lewis in June of 2019