Hey, look everybody, the basketball team finally has a walk-on again! Word of God senior guard Max Farthing announced Friday that he’s headed to NC State, and he has an offer to join the basketball team as a preferred walk-on.
It’s not clear if Farthing passed on any scholarship offers from small schools. Big Shots ranks Farthing at No. 60 in North Carolina’s class of 2019. Nobody in that range of the rankings holds a power-conference offer, according to that site.
Farthing has some solid upside—he is already 6’6, and from what little I’ve found about him, it sounds like he’s a good jump shooter. Perhaps he can carve out some minutes down the road as a specialist, who knows.
In today’s basketball, shooting is more valued than ever before, so it’s somewhat challenging to fathom that Max Farthing doesn’t have multiple scholarship offers. At 6-foot-6 with legitimate thirty-foot shooting range, Farthing is an unbelievable floor-spacer and scoring threat that can make his mark against any opponent. He’s continued to tighten his handle and add poise as a creator within two to three dribbles. Farthing is a smart player that understands his skillset and embraces his role on both sides of the ball. He moves really well without the ball in his hands, able to dart around screens and quickly fire perimeter shots upon receiving a mere glimmer of space. Farthing showed the ability to go down low and take advantage of his size against smaller players at National Showcase, which was something he hasn’t really emphasized or prioritized until now. He’s an impactful defensive player that utilizes his length well to accumulate deflections and switch across multiple positions.