Brown, Farrington Sign With LA Tech

Josh Brown is headed back home to Ruston. Scottie Farrington will join him at Louisiana Tech.

"Josh and I signed around 3 p.m. today," said Scottie Farrington. "I felt comfortable with the program and the direction that it's headed. I'm also very familiar with the players and coaches."

Farrington played one year with Olu Ashaolu at Christian Life Academy. "It will be nice to work down low with Olu again," added Farrington. "I also worked out all summer with Jamel Guyton in Odessa."

Farrington, like Magnum Rolle and Kadeem Coleby, is from the Bahamas. "I played high school ball against Magnum. I've known him for a long time. I've known Kadeem for a long time too. He is here with me and still committed to sign with Tech next year."

Farrington, a 6'9" athlete, said it was tough adjusting to life and basketball in the Midwest. He played high school ball in the Houston area, then went up to Oklahoma for one year before landing at Odessa.

"It took a while to get adjusted," explained Farrington. "The game is different, the rules are different, it was hard. It took a year and a half, but everything has come together."

Farrington talked about the journey from high school to college. "I left Christian Life and signed with Oral Roberts," he said. "The NCAA didn't clear me because they wouldn't accept one of my classes. I wanted to re-open things, but Oral Roberts didn't want me to go to a junior college. They placed me down the road at Rogers State."

Rogers State is an NAIA school in Oklahoma. "I decided to leave Rogers State," added Farrington. "I talked to Coach Johnson at Louisiana Tech. I decided to go to Odessa College."

Farrington is teaming up with former Ruston High star Josh Brown at Odessa. Brown signed with Louisiana Tech out of high school. The 6'4" shooter will help fill the void left by Jamel Guyton next year.

Check back soon as we continue to cover the early signing period for Dunkin Dawgs basketball.

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