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.