Farmer signs with USC; five other NMB athletes ink LOIs

North Myrtle Beach girls hoops standout India Farmer signed a National Letter of Intent to play her college basketball at South Carolina on Friday, making the second local product to ink with the Lady Gamecocks in as many years.

Farmer, who averaged a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds per game last season, will join Myrtle Beach product Khadijah Sessions at USC, which was ranked in the top 25 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Farmer, who moved to point guard in her senior season, led the Lady Chiefs to the Lower State semifinals and played in the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic. She was one of six North Myrtle Beach student-athletes to sign with colleges on Friday.

Hoops teammate and volleyball star Taylor Allman made her commitment to Charleston Southern official in Friday’s signing ceremony. She was named the Region 7-3A player of the year in both basketball and volleyball, which she led to the Class 3A state title.

North Myrtle Beach boys basketball standout Jaquon Grissett signed to play at Olney Central College (IL) after also earning region player of the year honors in leading the Chiefs to a region title. He hopes to transfer to a Division I program in the future.

Other Chiefs signing on the dotted line were wrestler Joey Small, who will attend Coker College, Moriah Jones, who will play volleyball at Tusculum College (TN), and Barbara Long will swim for Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute in New York.

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