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July 25, 2013

Farr signs with NAIA power Central Methodist

FAYETTE, Mo. — Mitchell Farr has managed to parlay one successful season as a Jacksonville Jaguar into a spot onto the Central Methodist University (NAIA) Runnin' Eagle basketball team.

Farr, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound shooting guard, who is a native of Racine, Wisc. originally signed with Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA, Division I) out of high school. After one year as a Maverick, Farr transferred to JC where he averaged 13 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Farr went 66-of-205 (32%) from beyond the arc and was one of the Jags' leading long ball specialists.

JC head men's basketball coach Jody Bailey offered these words regarding Farr.

“I have always loved Mitchell Farr,” Bailey said. “I recruited him right out of high school. He went to Nebraska-Omaha for a year and then transferred here and came in prepared and ready to work and became one of our team captains.

“I am glad that he (Farr) has found a home at Central Methodist, one of the top NAIA programs in America.”

CMU went 19-13 last season while finishing 11-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

The Runnin' Eagles were eliminated in the semi-finals of their conference tournament after dropping a 77-55 decision to No. 9-ranked Evangel University.

“The neat thing for Mitchell (Farr) is that I really believe he will be able to go to Central Methodist and compete for a starting spot right away,” Bailey said. “He really has a nice shooting touch and has the ability to go out and score some points every night.”


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