St. John’s basketball ready to see true version of McDonald’s All-American

St. John's basketball forward Raven Farley (Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball forward Raven Farley (Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Raven Farley. 478. 6-foot-4. Senior. F. player

The St. Johns’ basketball program will be looking to see the true self of a former McDonald’s All-American.

Following her first half season with the St. John’s basketball program, Raven Farley is looking to step into a bigger role with the Red Storm.

The 6-foot-4 senior forward from Elizabeth, New Jersey started her career at LSU after she was named as a McDonald’s All-American and things did not get off to a great start in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Farley only played in 25 total games,  averaging 1.7 points per game in her one season with the Tigers.

However, as a high school prospect, the forward had scouts salivating at her potential, being ranked as the No. 19 overall prospect in her class and ranked as No. 5 forward, according to ESPN.

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Raven Farley was also pegged as the No. 14 recruit in the 2016-17 signing class by ProspectsNation and was named to the Naismith Trophy Girls Basketball Player of the Year Watch.

Prior to transferring to Queen of Peace for her senior season, she averaged 9.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game at The Patrick School (N.J.) and as a senior at Queen of the Peace she averaged 15.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

How the St. John’s basketball forward can improve in her second season in Queens

At St. John’s, Farley had to sit out because of NCAA transfer rules and regulations but still played in  16 games for the Johnnies in the 2019-20 season, averaging 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game following her debut on December 20.

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Mostly used as a rotational piece in her first season in Queens with fellow forward Emma Nolan, Farley could be looking for more playing time as a post-scorer and rebounder for the Johnnies in 2020-21.

St. John’s will open its season with a double-header on November 25 along with the men’s program as the women’s team will host St. Francis College (Brooklyn).

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