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Class of 2020 PG already receiving Big Ten, SEC interest

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While the members of the 2020 class are just now beginning to emerge on the national scene, pound for pound there are not many better lead guard prospects than Noah Farrakhan. A 6-foot floor general who is mature beyond his years on the floor, the New Jersey product is second to none in leading his super-talented St. Benedict’s Prep basketball program this winter.

Blessed with long arms, a quick first step and a major presence about him, Farrkhan’s ability to read a half-court defense and make the appropriate play out of the high ball screen immediately makes the freshman someone worth watching. Farrakhan seems to have all of the initial tools to be a highly-touted prospect, and he `already boasts offers from the likes of Florida, Seton Hall, VCU and St. John’s.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Playing alongside a bevy of three and four-star prospects, Farrakhan has flourished in his role at St. Benedict's.

“It has been a great experience. As a freshman, it has been a lot to handle, especially out of the point guard position, but it has been a fun ride so far,” Farrakhan said. “My strength is getting to the basket and creating for my teammates. Once I get into the lane, I can kick it out.”

Farrakhan has been able to get down to Rutgers for a game and also to Madison Square Garden to see Florida play two months back. Each program has extended an offer, and he spoke briefly on the Big Ten and SEC programs.

Rutgers: “It was my first offer. I was amazed. A lot of people from Jersey really don’t like their home team but growing up, I always loved Rutgers.”

Florida: “I love Kasey Hill. They see me like him a little: in between a fast pace guard like him and someone that can control the game.”

WHAT'S NEXT?

Farrakhan's recruitment is just beginning, and don’t expect for things to slow down to the slightest. He is on track to be one of the more highly-regarded 2020 prospects.

When it does come time to select a school, the Jersey native has one primary factor that he is looking for in the college of his choosing.

“It has to have a very, very, very good business school,” he said. “I want to get into entrepreneurship.”

RIVALS' REACTION

Farrakhan's value at the most vital position on the floor is clearly evident and so is the fact that he will become one of the most highly tracked and talked about point guard prospects out of his 2020 graduating class.

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