6'10 Terrence Farley commits to Cards
Terrence Farley, Pleasure Ridge Park's 6'10 junior center committed to the University of Louisville and Head Coach Rick Pitino last night at the PRP-Central game, according to PRP Assistant Coach Larry Kihnley.
Farley, ITV's #1 center prospect in the state of Kentucky regardless of class, scored 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 5 shots against the Yellow Jackets last night with Pitino in attendance.
Farley has played well in recent weeks especially at the offensive end of the floor. Last week, Farley pitched in 21 points against the Manuel Crimsons and had 19 more against Fairdale last Thursday.
"He's a hard worker, great kid and the type of player [Coach Pitino] wanted in his program," Kinhley told Inside theVille Wednesday morning.
Kihnley said Pitino thought Terrence could make the same strides that former UK center Nazi Mohammad made while with Pitino in Lexington.
Kihnley also stated that Pitino liked Farley's athleticism, quickness running the floor and rapidly improving fundamental skills.
"Farley's still growing and has such a high metabolism," Kihnley said of the 6-10 junior.
"His weight fluctuates from 193-200," Kihnley added about the thin Farley.
Kihnley said the PRP basketball team spends one day each week in the weight room during basketball season and that getting stronger will be a high priority for Farley at the next level.
"He thinks lunch is a bag of chips," Kihnley joked about Farley's nutritional habits. "They'll [Louisville] get him on a better diet when he gets there," said Kihnley.
Kihnley said Farley is fully recovered from an early season ankle sprain that would have broken had he not been wearing the protective ankle wrap all Panther players wear.
Pitino saw Farley play earlier this season but hadn't fully recovered from the injury according to Kihnley. Last night was the first time this season Pitino had seen a healthy Farley and offered the scholarship last night.
ITV will have more on this commitment including comments from Terrence himself later this week.