Tony Farmer, a heavily-recruited high school basketball player, was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday afternoon for the kidnapping and assault of his ex-girlfriend last April.
Farmer was sentenced on counts of kidnapping, assault, robbery and intimidation stemming from the incident, which took place in the lobby and parking lot of Andrea Lane’s apartment complex. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the incident was caught on videotape from the apartment building. Farmer also sent threatening text messages to Lane, his ex-girlfriend.
The judge said she would review the sentence after 180 days.
Farmer, a 6-foot-6 forward from Garfield Heights, Ohio, had been ranked among the top 100 prospects in the class of 2013 for most of his high school career. He fell out of the rankings recently, but Xavier, Dayton, Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa, West Virginia, Illinois and others still were recruiting Farmer during last year’s high school season.