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Cole Farrell takes game to the next level

Cole Farrell, the 2021 CG playing for the SW Illinois Jets-Blue team, has Low-major offers from SEMO and SIU-Edwardsville, but he is someone who after watching him this weekend could get more interest from other Division 1 schools.

Farrell showed his ability to take his man one-on-one and take whatever the defense gave him. Early on in the weekend his shot was falling, but he got it going before the end of the weekend. Farrell compensated for his early shooting struggles by finishing plays at the rim to the highest degree, whether that be up-and-unders or trying to dunk on a defender. Farrell has gotten a little more bouncy to him and overall quickness, which is scary because that was already a strong part of his game.

We really liked his ability to take defenders off the dribble in multiple scoring opportunities… something he was somewhat one dimensional last year. Farrell had a tendency to only want to attack the basket, but now he’s hitting step-back jumpers, dribble-combinations to get more space for attacking angles. He’s added more to his arsenal and it is scary to think how good he really can be.

His improved lateral movement, strength, and quickness made him one of the best defenders we saw all weekend. Farrell is started to put it all together and should see his recruitment gain even more momentum throughout the rest of the summer.

Recruitment Update with 2021 Ethyn Brown

Ethyn Brown splashed on the scene last spring playing in the RecruitLook Hoops League with the SW Illinois Jets. Several division one schools started recruiting him, and by the end of the summer he had picked up an offer from SEMO with several more colleges jumping in the mix. Fast forward through a successful high […]

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SW Illinois Jets 2021 class is seeing a boost in recruiting stock

The SW Illinois Jets are a staple of the RecruitLook Hoops League. They've been the champions at multiple years at different age groups, and their 2021 class has several hoopers that were already on the radar of college coaches with D1 offers. Now, after successful high school seasons, several SW Illinois Jets are set to […]

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Jonathan Dunn picks up 2 D1 offers

Jonathan Dunn (2021) is a 6’7″ small forward from Hazelwood Central. Dunn recently just picked up his first Division 1 offer from SIUE after they were courtside for his game. Thirty minutes later, Louisiana-Monroe reached out to the powerful small forward and offered. That’s a great night for a player that is likely going to breakout this spring and summer.

Dunn plays with a nonstop motor on both ends of the floor. He runs the floor extremely well and has great movement–downhill and lateral. His strong frame and explosiveness allow him to finish at a high clip around the rim–he’s shooting over 60% from FG this high school season. He can extend the floor on offense with his ability to consistently knock down the 3 pointer–making 45% of his shots this season from deep.

Look for Dunn to gain more D1 offers this spring and summer as he runs with the SW Illinois Jets.

Brennan Weller leads Edwardsville resurgence

Brennan Weller has lead Edwardsville to a 20-win season and recent upset of state ranked Collinsville Kahoks on the road. The 6’4 junior often faces opposing teams best defender, sees teams running multiple defenses to disrupt him, and overall just a lot of attention from game to game to try and slow him down. Weller is unfazed… with his team riding a 11 game winning streak, he’s averaging 19.7 points a game.

Weller is crafty and scores from all levels while also being second on his team in rebounding. Edwardsville, which hosts a regional in two weeks, is currently a 3 seed. If Edwardsville continues this run, it will be on the back of its junior star, Brennan Weller. Key games ahead for the tigers. Alton & O’Fallon on the road and Belleville East at home to close out the regular season.