Future Wolfpack stars at John Wall Invitational

Brett Friedlander

Power forward Nick Farrar, one of three NC State signees playing in the John Wall Invitational this week, has put together two impressive games at the annual holiday tournament being played in Raleigh.

The 6-foot-7 recruit scored 35 points in his first game, going 11 of 17 from the floor (5 of 6 from 3-point range) in a 70-65 loss to undefeated Patrick School of New Jersey on Friday. He followed that up with a second straight 35-point performance, hitting 15 of his 22 field goal attempts (2 of 5) with four rebounds and five assists in a 76-68 win against host Broughton high School.

Two other future Wolfpack players, Josh Hall and guard Shakeel Moore of Moravian Prep, also had big games Saturday.

The pair combined for 48 of their team's 65 points in a tight 69-65 loss to Arizona's Hillcrest Prep. Hall led the way with 27 points, six rebounds and two steals while Moore finished with 21 points (on 9 of 18 shooting, 3 of 7 3-pointers), fouor rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Hall also put up big numbers in leading Moravian to an opening round 58-53 win against Kinston on Thursday, hitting for 21 points on 8 of 17 shooting, to go along with 12 rebounds. Teammate (and future teammate) Moore added 10 points, five assists and two steals in the victory.

The tournament runs through Monday at Raleigh's Broughton High School.

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