Farley has big night against Manual

6'10 Terrence Farley, the top junior center in the state of Kentucky had 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocked shots against Manual High Tuesday night. ITV gives you the scoop on Farley's big time performance!

Farley has big night against Manual

6'10 Terrence Farley of Pleasure Ridge Park High School, the #1 junior center in the state of Kentucky according to InsidetheVille.com, is starting to come into his own.

Last week at the Louisville Invitational Tournament, Farley had 12 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks against athletic Doss High.  Tuesday night against Manual, Farley turned in an even better performance against the Crimson.

Farley had an almost perfect night against Manual, dropping in 9/10 shots from the field and draining 3/3 free throws for 21 points.  He also pulled down 8 rebounds, 5 of which came on the offensive board and blocked 5 shots.

Farley, a terrific defender and rebounder, is just now beginning to realize his potential on the offensive end of the floor.  He displayed a terrific up and under move last week against Doss and made the same move last night against Manual with even better results, he knocked in a short jumper in the lane last night off the move!

Farley has solid fundamental skills on the court and is obviously well coached by Dale Mabrey of PRP.  At the offensive end Terrence shows nice form and release on his jump shot with good arch and rotation.  On offensive rebounds, Farley keeps the ball high and takes it right back up to the hoop with no wasted motion or effort.  He has a good up and under move around the basket and a solid drop step on the block and finishes well around the basket with a soft shooting touch.

It is my belief that Farley has the potential to expand his game to the perimeter at the next level.  He is quick, long and shoots the ball with range.  Before last nights game, Farley knocked in 4-7 three's from the left wing and baseline during warm-ups, and drained a 10 foot baseline jumper to beat the first half buzzer against Manual demonstrating the potential he possesses as a shooter.

On the defensive end, Farley is simply superb.  It's rare to see a 6'10 players bend their knees and play defense but Farley is the exception and has shown at the high school level that he can come out and defend smaller players on the perimeter.  He's also a phenomenal shot blocker who uses his tremendously long arms, quickness and timing to swat shots near the hoop.

Farley will need to gain strength to play inside at the next level and has a tendency to be weak with the ball in a crowd.  And he sometimes is overly aggressive on the defensive end which lead to silly fouls that sideline him during games.  But there's no question Farley has loads of untapped potential and he's improved a great deal since the beginning of this season.  Farley should develop into a major prospect by next season!

Last week, Farley told ITV that Louisville was his favorite school and that he wants to stay home and play for Coach Pitino if the opportunity arose.  This week, Clark Francis of the Hoopscoop reported that PRP assistant coach Larry Kihnley gave a list of UofL, UK and Indiana and Francis predicted that Farley would end up in a Cardinal uniform.  We'll see.

One thing you can count on though is that ITV will be following Farley's progress for the next year and you will be in the know when the time comes for Terrence to make his collegiate decision.

Aundre Henderson

Aundre Henderson is a touted 6'3 freshman for Manual High and I had my first extensive look at Henderson last night.

Henderson is put together like a football player, weighing in at a solid 225 pounds.  Remember, we're talking about a 6'3, 225 freshman!

And I'd predict football will be this youngsters primary sport before it's all said and done.  While he does have a nice shooting touch, Henderson is not explosive and doesn't leap well.  He also doesn't appear to possess a frame that will grow much more vertically either.

So as it is, I'd keep an eye on Henderson on the gridiron for the Crimson.




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