Friday, December 9, 2016

Farmer Continues to Develop

EJ Farmer-Shaker Heights
In our effort to turn the spotlight on more “under the radar” type guys, we turn our focus to EJ Farmer (6’1/Guard/Shaker Heights/2021), who has continued to grow and develop since we saw him in Cleveland earlier this year. In our post event report for the NEO showcase in February, we noted this about Farmer, “…We knew Hameed was a top 10 player, but Farmer surprised us a bit. Farmer is a threat to shoot it as soon as he crosses half court.  There’s no need for him to wait for a pass to get his shot off, as Farmer can create his own shot off the bounce.” We last saw Farmer in action at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase in September, where he participated in both the Ohio North vs South and Ohio vs Kentucky All-Star games.  In addition, Farmer logged in a top 100 performance later in the showcase.

Farmer is fast, sees the floor well and can get to any spot on the court he wants to in order to get his shot.  He also works well in transition, defends and can put up big numbers.  Farmer has stretched out  bit since we last saw him, and at 6’1 with the ability to play the 2 spot or slide over and play the point, Farmer’s upside potential is worth noting. From what we here, Farmer is enjoying a lot of success with his 7-2 Shaker Middle School squad so far this season, where he is averaging 17 points, 6 assists, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game.  

In addition, Farmer is excelling in the classroom as well, and is packing a hefty 3.7 GPA. This coming AAU season Farmer will again be running with Jonathon Burge’s Another Level organization.  We look forward to seeing Farmer again at our March 4th elite showcase and again when his Another Level team participates in our March 31st-April 2nd Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament.

1 comment:

  1. Love this kid! Sky is the limit! Keep ballin out EJ, proud of you young man