Liberty basketball awards Farquhar with scholarship

Liberty men’s basketball head coach Ritchie McKay announced that redshirt junior Zach Farquhar will be on scholarship heading into his final season at Liberty.   

liberty basketballMcKay made the announcement during the team’s first meeting once the players arrive for the start of school. Farquhar was bombarded by hugs and cheers from teammates and coaches once McKay surprised the former walk-on that he is now a student-athlete on scholarship.

“I am so proud to say that Zach (Farquhar) is now a Division I student-athlete on scholarship,” McKay said. “He is a man that embodies what Liberty is all about. It is guys like Zach, Brody Hicks and Ryan Hiepler that really show what our program is about.”  

Last season, Farquhar played in 16 games for the Flames including nine appearances during Big South games. The native of Cincinnati, Ohio scored a career-high six points on the road against Longwood. Throughout the 2017-18 season, Farquhar shot 50 percent from three-point range and 60 percent from the floor.       

“It is one of those things that I have dreamed about since I was a little kid,” Farquhar said. “I am extremely blessed and thankful to be surrounded by such great people every day and it is something I’ll never take for granted.”

When Farquhar is not playing for the Flames on the court, he is on the bench encouraging and provided words of wisdom from the bench. Farquhar embodies the four pillars of Liberty’s basketball program: Play hard, Play smart, Play Together and Play with purpose.

“I have always prided myself on working hard, doing things the right way and representing Liberty basketball as best as I can,” Farquhar said. “Whether I’m a walk-on or on scholarship, who I am as a person and a player remains the same.”

Farquhar continued the family tradition of playing basketball in Lynchburg as his father, Steven Farquhar, was a four-year letter winner at Liberty playing basketball for the Flames.


UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news