Farr lands at X

After receiving an official scholarship offer from Xavier, James Farr decided to pull the trigger.

The Xavier Musketeers are once again on the board in the 2012 class. This time with under the radar power forward James Farr. Farr is a native of Evanston (IL) and emerged late during his high school career.

Originally a class of 2011 prospect, Farr developed late and wasn't high on the radar of too many people. Still the Musketeer coaching staff took the time to evaluate him, offered a scholarship, and subsequently landed a commitment.

"When I went on my visit a month or so ago that they had a family atmosphere and I like the way they play," said Farr. "They play hard and they are also a very humble team with a great coaching staff. When handed they me the opportunity I had to take it."

At 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds, Farr is a skilled power forward who is a capable shooter from the mid-range and also has the ability to put the ball on the floor and take his man off the dribble.

Currently Farr is a bit under the radar, but he describes himself as someone who will do whatever it takes to help his team.

"As I played I play hard. I play like every game is my last," Farr explained. "All I have to do is rebound and make plays. I don't ask for the ball, I just go make plays, that is it. If I need to rebound, block shots, or take charges I will do it as long as we win."

Now in the 2012 class, Farr knows what he is going to work on to be ready to contribute as a freshman.

"Me and my family decided it would be best for me to go to prep school and then Xavier," Farr explained. "I am not college ready yet, so it will be the best decision for me. My body isn't ready. I have to gain a lot of weight and keep adding to my game. I want to be ready and not have to redshirt once I get to college."

By pulling the trigger, Farr is the first commitment for Xavier who at one time had D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera in the fold. Farr said he also considered interest from Indiana, Ball State, Loyola, and Bradley.

Farr is likely to pick a prep school shortly and plans to get out on the AAU circuit this summer.

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