Class of 2021 Josh Farmer may be the best player in the state of Texas that not many people have heard of.  The 6’9 F out of Sharpstown High School in Houston, TX has quietly put together an impressive resume and cemented himself as one of the elite forwards in the region.  Something else to not ignore is not only is Farmer handling his business on the court, but he also boasts a very impressive “A” average in the classroom.

Coming off a recent four game stretch he has shown his ability to be a dominating force in all aspects of the game.  Over that stretch, he averaged an impressive 25 pts, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks for his team.  He is the ultimate competitor and offensive end of the floor.  He has an extremely high IQ and has a natural feel for the game.  He attacks the basket with either hand or finishes strong around the basket.  He has put in a lot of work improving his jump shot and it has shown in his ability to consistently knock down the mid-range jumper.  He has above average ball handling skills which allows him to play multiple positions.  He is particularly good in the post and has the upper body strength to make it extremely hard for smaller defenders handle his physical play.

Defensively he is highly active and plays with a high level of energy.  He does a great job of keeping defenders in front of him and can guard just about every position on the floor at the high school level.  He is a tremendous athlete who uses his leaping skills to be a rim protector when he is challenged by opposing teams attacking the rim.  He rebounds the ball well and looks to push the break for easy transition baskets.  In terms of productivity on both ends of the floor he checks off most boxes and has made quite the impression in the eyes of many schools who are battling to land a commitment from him.  

Over the course of the last year he has gained a lot of interest and he reportedly holds offers from Florida St, Houston, Louisiana Tech, and Prairie View A&M.  Some of the schools who have gotten in the mix lately and pursued him are TCU, Texas Southern, UTSA, Wake Forest, and Western Kentucky.  This list should only grow over the course of the season as he improves on the court and excels in the classroom.