Point Pleasant High’s Matt Farrell commits to Boston College


Boston College men's basketball coach Steve Donahue secured his first verbal commitment for 2014 in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ point guard Matt Farrell. The 6’1, 170 lb guard from New Jersey held scholarship offers from more than 20 schools including Boston University, Dartmouth, Davidson, Monmouth and William & Mary. Farrell stated it came down to Boston College, Dartmouth, and Monmouth. Last season, Farrell  averaged 15.2 points, 6.7 assists, 4.2 steals and 3.0 rebounds a game en route to Point Pleasant's first state title in school history. Farrell is the first commit in the 2014 class and could be a big one. Donahue was also in pursuit of Farrell's Point Pleasant teammate, three-star power forward Dominique Uhl. Though Uhl visited Boston College back in September, the 6’7, transfer from Germany verbally committed to play at Iowa last week. Instead of staying close tohome, Farrell is the first Shore Conference boy to commit to a scholarship at an ACC school since former Red Bank Regional star Tahj Holden went to Maryland from 1999-2003.


Farrell is a highly skilled point guard who can shoot it and has a great feel for the game, he is super quick with the ball and makes his teammates around him better. His high school coach Nick Catania states “the reason he will succeed at Boston College is because of his competitive spirit. He hates to lose." Farrell is the first commit in the 2014 class and could be a big one, depending on whether reigning ACC Rookie of the Year Olivier Hanlan returns for his junior season. Donahue and is staff are very excited for this young recruit to join their program come the 2014 season.

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Alex Kline