6'10, 215 Terrance Farley, Sr. Center, Pleasure Ridge Park High School
6'10 Terrance Farley is the clear choice as the top high school player in Metro Louisville this season and the U of L commit seems poised for a big senior season ...
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After sitting on the Panthers bench much of his freshman and sophomore seasons, Farley displayed tremendous improvement last season as a junior.
Playing at around 190 pounds last season, Farley averaged 10.1 points, and 8.2 rebounds on a team that boasted six double figure scorers. His 96 blocked shots set a PRP season record and he also connected on 60% of his shots from the field. "T", as he's known around Pleasure Ridge Park High, posted season highs of 19 points against both Manual and Fairdale and 15 rebounds against Shawnee.
But the biggest news came last February. After an impressive outing against Central High School in which Farley had 15 points, 13 boards, and 5 blocks, U of L Head Coach Rick Pitino, who was in attendance, extended a scholarship through PRP head coach Dale Mabrey that Farley immediately and without hesitation accepted.
"My family are all big Louisville fans and UofL has always been my favorite team," Farley said shortly before committing to U of L last winter. "My family would disown me if I didn't like UofL."
During an excellent junior season, PRP was blessed with talented upperclassmen and didn't have to rely solely on the talents of their junior center. This season, that won't likely be the case.
"Last year we were a senior-dominated team and we did not think "T" was ready to bea "go to" guy," Mabrey said. "But with his improvement I don't think he can be consistently stopped [this season]."
In 2003-04, Farley is the clear choice as the top player in Metro Louisville and coach Dale Mabrey is expecting big things from his star center this time around.
"I feel Terrance is the best player in the state and can be the most dominant, and I want him to prove that every time out," Mabrey said.
And Farley, who played well at the talent-laden adidas ABCD camp last summer and is up to 215 pounds this preseason, is full of confidence heading into his final high school season.
"Now that I've played against the best players I should be able to really take it to them in the 6th region this season," Farley said.