|Born:||September 23, 1964|
|Draft:||1987 (1st Rd.)|
Jim Farmer (born September 23, 1964 in Dothan, Alabama) was selected by the Mavericks in the first round of the 1987 NBA draft.
Farmer attended the University of Alabama where he was a four-year letterman. His scoring averaged increased each season he was there from 1.8 points per game as a freshman to 16.5 ppg his senior season. He helped lead the Crimson Tide to three NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances in his final three years.
Alabama won the SEC post-season tournament Farmer's senior season on the way to a school-record 28 wins. He ended his career with 1,197 points and still holds the school record for field goal percentage in a season at.887 (118-133) in 1986-1987.
The Dallas Mavericks selected Farmer 20th overall in 1987 but the 6'4 guard was never able to crack the Mavs guard rotation consisting of Rolando Blackman, Brad Davis and Derek Harper. His action was limited to 30 games in which he averaged 2.0 ppg in just over five minutes per outing.
The next year began a series of stops for Farmer with various NBA teams. He had single season stints in Utah and Seattle and split the 1990-1991 season between Philadelphia and Denver. He posted his best numbers that season averaging 9.4 ppg over 27 games.
Farmer returned to his native Alabama, playing in the Continental Basketball Association with the Birmingham Bandits in 1991-1992. He appeared in 52 games averaging 19.8 ppg.
Following one final four-game appearance in the NBA with Denver in the 1993-1994 season, Farmer's NBA career was over.
He did some modeling and appeared in ads for Sony, Diet Coke, Nike, Converse and Twix Candy Bars.
Today, Farmer lives in Nashville and is persuing a country music singing career. He has released a CD entitled "Baby Come On" and has a website discussing his career at www.jimfarmer.com