All-Star Looking Forward to Joining AU Team

Keonna Farmer, a class of 2013 women's basketball prospect, talks about the AHSAA All-Star Game and her decision to play for the Auburn Tigerss.

Center Point, Ala.--Keonna Farmer, Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy's first recruiting commitment since she took over the Auburn women's basketball program this spring, was one of top performers in theAlabama High School Athletic Association All-Star Game.

The six-foot-one Farmer, who will be a senior for the 2012-2013 season at Center Point High School, helped the North All-Stars take a 68-67 overtime victory over the South All-Stars on the Alabama State University campus in Montgomery.

"It was a great opportunity to play in the all-star game," says Farmer, who passed up an AAU tournament with her Alabama Roadrunners team to participate in the event. "It was a great experience and we had a real good time."

Farmer scored 11 points, one off her team's high scorer total, while adding five rebounds, three steals, two blocked shots and one assist. If not for foul trouble that ended her night early, she could have been the leading scorer.

The game featured mystery officiating calls and Farmer was the victim of some head-scratchers. Asked about that, she said, "Yes, some of the fouls were called when I had all ball. I think about two of them were really fouls. The others were like, ‘Ah, come on.'"

Farmer averaged 17.1 points and eight rebounds as junior. As the tallest player on her high school team, she often lines up as a power forward or center. In college she is expected to play small forward or could even be a shooting guard.

A highly-regarded prospect, who has lots of scholarship offers, her final four teams consisted of Vanderbilt, Alabama and Middle Tennessee State along with the Tigers.

Commenting on Auburn, she says, "It is a great program and I love the facilities. Having the chance to play for Coach Terri Flournoy is exciting to me and is going to be good for me. Plus, I know a couple of the girls on the team who I?played with in AAU. It is great that they are there and I am going to have a lot of support."

Farmer says she likes the family atmosphere at Auburn and how the athletes and coaches in different sports are supportive of each other.

Academically the class of 2013 prospect is a strong student. She notes that she has a 3.7 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society.

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