Yann Farrell, a talented 2022 four-star wing, has a lot of positive things to say about Syracuse basketball, which is encouraging.
Over the summer, Syracuse basketball 2022 target Yann Farrell transferred from the West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md., to the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.
That proved a strong development for the Orange’s chances of securing the 6-foot-7 small forward, as the ‘Cuse has picked up numerous high-school players from the Brewster Academy in recent years, such as current junior shooting guard Buddy Boeheim and freshman combo guard Kadary Richmond, a four-star member of the Syracuse basketball 2020 recruiting class.
Now it seems that, at this juncture, the Orange as well as former Big East Conference rival Connecticut are prioritizing the four-star Farrell, per an article by Dushawn London, a national analyst with 247Sports.
Here’s what Farrell had to say about Syracuse basketball in London’s piece. “We are developing a relationship but they show me a lot of love,” Farrell said. “They send me messages and things like that. I really appreciate it. I watch a lot of their games. I’m just trying to understand the team and see what the team looks like. Right now I don’t usually play zone but that’s something I could buy into. They push the ball really well, move the ball, a lot of screens, passes, and find the open man. I really like that.”
Syracuse basketball is in solid shape with 2022 four-star wing Yann Farrell, although his recruitment is still early on.
The ‘Cuse offered a scholarship to Farrell this past May, and to date he has a total of 15 offers, according to a review of the primary recruiting services. Besides the Orange, those offers are from St. John’s, Vanderbilt, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Fordham, Seton Hall, VCU, UConn, Marquette, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Texas A&M, Miami and Wake Forest.
Since Farrell is just entering his junior term and has arrived at the Brewster Academy, a powerhouse prep-school program, it’s extremely likely that he will continue to see offers from a range of high-major squads pour in.
In recently updated national rankings from Rivals.com for the 2022 recruiting cycle, Farrell is placed at No. 101 overall. The 247Sports Composite has him at No. 119, while 247Sports arranges Farrell at No. 98. He is deemed a top-30 small forward in this class.
Some additional thoughts from Farrell in London’s story shed light on the kind of player, and person, that this Syracuse basketball target is.
“My goal is to get to the league, I want to be able to go to a school and get better at basketball and be a better man in life. Player development will also be very important because I don’t want to be the same player. My level needs to improve.”