Freshman McFarland soars on hardwood for Bentley UniversityFormer Windjammer named Northeast-10 rookie of the week
Waltham, Mass. — Former Mr. Maine Basketball and Camden Hills Regional High School graduate Tyler McFarland is again making a name for himself on the hardwood.
McFarland, who led Camden Hills to two undefeated seasons and two state Class B titles prior to graduating in 2011, is a freshman this season for Bentley University and already has impressed in the early going for the Falcons, being named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week.
Bentley is 3-2 on the young season on the heels of a 62-56 win over Merrimack College of North Andover, Mass.. McFarland, a 6-5, 225-pound forward, is a starter for the Falcons and recorded his second straight double-double in the win, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
McFarland converted three field goals and was 6-of-7 from the foul line in the victory.
The former Windjammers scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the team's previous game, a 66-43 win over Goldey-Beacom of Wilmington, Del.
McFarland attended Cushing Academy of Ashburnham, Mass., a college prep boarding school, last year prior to enrolling at Bentley.
The Northeast-10 Conference features schools from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Through five games, McFarland averages 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds.
McFarland is one of four Maine players on the Bentley roster, along with Keegan Hyland of South Portland, Alex Furness of Wells and Andrew Shaw of Saco.
McFarland finished his four-year Windjammer career with a school-record 1,403 career points.
McFarland is not the only accomplished former Windjammer interior player to play his college ball at Bentley. Charlie Wootton, who led Camden-Rockport High School to back-to-back unbeaten Eastern Class B championship seasons in 1973 and 1974, and the state crown in 1974, also played for the Falcons.
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