Farmer's Clutch Shot Sparks NJ To Final

It was a great night to be a Rutgers fan

Rutgers recruit Anthony Farmer knocked down a 15-foot jumper from the left side with five seconds left to cap off a tremendous New Jersey All Star win, 74-72, over Louis Williams and the Georgia Stars in a semifinal game at the Showcase in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Farmer, who finished with 16 points, performed his magic in front of the Rutgers staff. Smiles could be seen all around the Walt Disney complex after Farmer and his soon to be Rutgers teammate, Jaron Griffin, had monster games. Griffin scored 26 points and hit a clutch three-pointer that helped cut the 18-point deficit to three points late in the fourth quarter. "We tried four different defenses," said New Jersey coach Robert Brown. "We told them not to hang their heads." Brown's advice sunk in with the All Stars, who managed to stay with a Stars team that tried to spread the floor on several occasions. "It wasn't the play that was drawn out," said Farmer. "But it worked. I had the shot so I took it."

Farmer added: "We had the two big guys in there. We wanted to go inside."

Instead, the Georgia Stars clogged the interior and gave Farmer a decent look. "I had the look," he stated. "We're so happy we could come back."

Next for the New Jersey All Stars is a pretty good shooting team in the Martin Brothers Select program. The final is scheduled for Monday afternoon at 2 PM ET. This site will have an update after the game is completed.


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