Quick update on City guard Nick Faust
The summer of Nick Faust is finally drawing to a close.
The rising senior shooting guard from City spent the past three months traveling the country on the AAU circuit with Nike Baltimore Elite. He started the summer as a regional recruit just outside several scouting services’ Top 100 lists, but has ended his vacation as a potential Top 25 prospect nationally.
Faust was back in Baltimore on Saturday for the Bmorehoops.com 6th Anniversary Celebration, earning the sportsmanship award at the showcase all-star game. Now Faust’s attention is turning back to school, where he hopes to lead City to its third straight Class 2A state championship.
“I guess I’m ready to go back. I’m still in my summer mode,” he said with a laugh.
Shortly after the Knights won the state title in March, Faust sported offers from just three high-major schools: Oregon State, Penn State and South Florida. Nearly five months later, Faust has trouble keeping track of his scholarship offers. The list of schools under consideration is a long one.
“Maryland, Kansas, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Florida State, Marquette, Oregon State, UMass, several other schools, also. It’s a big list,” Faust said.
A second-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection as a junior, Faust said he plans to take a visit to College Park soon. He doesn’t have a favorite school.
“I’m still wide open right now,” Faust said. “I’m going to narrow it down, probably in the next couple days, to a top seven.”
Baltimore Sun photo of Nick Faust by Gene Sweeney Jr. / March 16, 2010