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Farmer ’05 inducted to South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame

Posted January 16th, 2023

The South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame will induct eight new members in February, including former St. Augustine Prep and Rutgers standout Anthony Farmer.

The Class of 2023, selected by The Albert Carino Basketball Clubs of South Jersey, will be honored at a ceremony on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Route 70 in Cherry Hill.  The Millville native was a four-year starter during one of the most dominant stretches of Hermits Basketball history. The 2005 graduate finished as the Prep’s all-time leading scorer at 1,709 points and was the catalyst to capturing the 2004 Non-Public A state championship.  The victory over Seton Hall Prep was the school’s third state basketball championship at the time.

Anthony Farmer pulls up for a jumper during a 2005 matchup vs. CBA.

Farmer went on to Rutgers where he again started throughout his four years for the Scarlet Knights.  He was a Big East All-Rookie Team pick and netted 1,000 points. Following his collegiate career, he played professionally in both France and Hungary.

Currently, the former standout guard now patrols the sidelines serving as the head basketball coach at Salem High School. In his first season, he led the Rams to a 21-8 record and a spot in the Group I South championship game.

Sharing his talent with the next generation, the former Hermits standout now leads the basketball program at Salem High School as head coach.