Matt Farrell

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Matt Farrell
Matt Farrell.jpg
Farrell playing for Notre Dame
No. 3 – Delaware Blue Coats
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1996-03-15) March 15, 1996 (age 23)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolPoint Pleasant Beach
(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey)
CollegeNotre Dame (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–presentDelaware Blue Coats
Career highlights and awards

Matthew Thomas Farrell (born March 15, 1996) is an American basketball player for the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the University of Notre Dame.

Early life and high school career[edit]

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Farrell grew up in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey and attended Point Pleasant Beach High School. He committed to Boston College as a senior. However, his plans changed when the college fired Steve Donahue as the basketball coach in 2014.[1] Instead, Farrell signed with Notre Dame in March 2014 because his grandfather Bob Farrell attended the school and frequently told stories of his time there.[2] Farrell was the Asbury Park Press 2014 boys basketball player of the year after averaging 19.5 points, 5.9 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 3.9 steals per game as a senior. He led Point Beach to a 29-2 record and the second consecutive Shore Conference Class B Central division title. Farrell scored 1,431 points and dished out 545 assists in his high school career.[3]

College career[edit]

Farrell joined the starting lineup for the postseason as a sophomore and helped the Fighting Irish reach the Elite Eight.[4] He averaged 14.1 points and 5.4 assists per game as a junior while shooting 42 percent from 3-point range as Notre Dame finished 26-10 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s second round.[5] He was an All-ACC Honorable Mention as a junior. Farrell missed several games in early January 2018 with a right ankle sprain, leaving Notre Dame without their two best players since Bonzie Colson fractured his foot.[6] On February 17, Farrell scored a career-high 37 points and made a school-record 10 3-pointers with seven assists to help Notre Dame defeat Boston College 84-67.[1] He made a long 3-pointer to give Notre Dame the lead with eight seconds remaining in a win against Wake Forest on February 24 and finished with 21 points.[7] In the game, Farrell surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career.[2] At the conclusion of the regular season, Farrell was named to the All-ACC Third Team.[8] As a senior, Farrell averaged 16.3 points and 5.3 assists per game. After the season, he signed with sports agent Keith Glass and participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Farrell signed with the Miami Heat for the 2018 NBA Summer League.[9] On July 31, 2018, he signed with Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL).[10] On September 23, Rytas Vilnius and Matt Farrell parted ways.[11] He signed with the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA on October 10.[12] Farrell was waived on October 12.[13] He was added to the Delaware Blue Coats training camp roster.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Farrell scores 37 as Notre Dame beats Boston College, 84-67". ESPN. Associated Press. February 17, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Noie, Tom (February 27, 2018). "Special family moment: Grandfather of Notre Dame's Matt Farrell sees winning shot, milestone". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Christie, Sherlon (April 17, 2014). "Matt Farrell of Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball signs with Notre Dame". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Edelson, Stephen (March 27, 2018). "Agent Keith Glass says Matt Farrell is an NBA player - no doubt". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Carino, Jerry (October 23, 2017). "College basketball: Point Beach grads Dom Uhl, Matt Farrell ready to lead on big stage". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Carlson, Chris (January 4, 2018). "Notre Dame point guard Matt Farrell ruled out against Syracuse (report)". The Post-Standard. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Farrell's deep 3 propels Irish past Wake Forest 74-71". ESPN. Associated Press. February 24, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "ACC ANNOUNCES ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM, POSTSEASON AWARDS". Atlantic Coast Conference. March 4, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Litman, Laken (June 26, 2018). "Bonzie Colson, Matt Farrell sign with Summer League rosters". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Vilniaus "Rytas" pasirašė ilgalaikę sutartį su NCAA žibėjusiu Mattu Farrellu". (in Lithuanian). July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  11. ^ "Rytas Vilnius part ways with Matt Farrell, sign Norbertas Giga". Sportando. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "Team Signs Matt Farrell and DJ Hogg". October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Team Signs Jefferson, Johnson". October 12, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "Blue Coats Announce Training Camp Roster and Schedule". October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.

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