T.O.C. Up Close: Jordan Farmar

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jordan Farmar didn't want to make any announcements just yet. But the 6-0 Woodland Hills (CA) Taft PG said Friday night here at the Tournament of Champions that he was very close to making a commitment.

"I'm getting close," he said of the choice that's come down to Florida, Arizona, Gonzaga and UCLA. "I'll probably do it when I get back home."

On the first night of TOC action, though, he did at the Smith Center what he makes a habit of doing: He ran the show for Pump ‘N' Run by knocking down jumpers with range while also distributing the basketball.

"He can do so many things," Pump coach Brian Taylor said. "Your team's automatically going to be better with him. He's such a threat."

The only question, really, is whether he's a true point or more of a scoring point – either way, though, he's an effective backcourt option in a variety of different ways.

He needs to improve on defense and could stand to add a measure of physical maturity and strength. But that'll come in due time: The kid, after all, is still only 16 and will actually play a handful of college games before he turns 18.

"There's no rush," said Farmar, who sports a 3.5 GPA and a 1230 SAT score. "But I think I'm ready."

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