I am Jaz Jordan Farrell, age 19, 170 pounds, 6' 2, “ known as "Scorer." I am a graduate of Pembroke Pines Charter High in Pembroke Pines, Florida "Class of 2018." I am currently enrolled in Potter’s House Christian Academy, a Post Graduate Program in Jacksonville, Florida to enhance my academic and athletic skills. I was raised in the cultural cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas of Florida. Basketball is in my genes, heritage and heart. I've been influenced by three generations of athleticism. My grandfathers, both biological and stepfather are Hall of Famers, well-known for their athletic skills, finesse and coaching abilities in Basketball. My father is my closest mentor to this day and possess the skills and coaching IQ that keep me continuously learning the sport along with all my coaches throughout the years. My interest for the game began as early as age 3 as my father placed the ball in my hand and I have not looked back since. My experiences through PAL, USSSA, AAU, Junior Varsity, Varsity, Post Grad and FIBA have enhanced my love for the sport.
Great pride is taken in the value that I bring to my team through leadership, persistence and dependability. I believe in leading by example and that’s what I do on and off the court. Winning the MVP award for my JV team in my High School sophomore year was extremely rewarding as I saw this as validation for all the hard work I’ve put in over the years to overcome several challenges. One such challenge was the fact that before the previous season, I used to be one of the smallest guys on the court. Being a scorer, that proved to be a significant challenge. But... I never gave up... I kept working hard, in addition to the fact that I’ve been blessed with a growth spurt over the past few years and the fact that I am extremely coachable and trainable has helped me to achieve higher heights - contributing even more to my team.
I’m an athletic player who plays above the rim and I truly play for the team above personal glory. Essential to my success so far has been my humility that is shown and with this I’ll continue to approach the game. Basketball is my passion, it has been from as long as I can remember. The game has taught me valuable life lessons such as the value of discipline, sportsmanship, unity, loyalty, hard work and persistance. These traits I carry over to my school work and my life in general and I am determined to succeed and carry on a generation of talent.