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October 28, 2010

City guard Nick Faust headed to Maryland

nick-faust-commits-maryland.jpg City shooting guard Nick Faust will stay close to home for college.

The 6-foot-5, 175-pound senior is headed to Maryland. He announced his decision Thursday on ESPNU.

“I felt it was the best place for me to mature on and off the court,” Faust said.

A four-star prospect and second-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro team member, Faust led City to the Class 2A state championship in March. On the AAU circuit with Nike Baltimore Elite over the spring and summer, Faust’s stock soared.

“What I saw was a guy who clearly had something to prove, and it was time he took full advantage of it,” said Dave Telep, a senior college basketball analyst for ESPN.com. “From the NBA [Top 100] Camp through the end of the summer, he really shot the ball exceptionally well. When the best players were on the floor, that’s when he was at his best. He was the surprise player at the NBA Camp. He was terrific at the King City Classic. … He earned everything that came to him, and he did it with attention to detail on offense. He’s a guy who can play behind the arc, and he just kept getting back to the basket all summer. He really has a sneaky element of athleticism.”

Faust joins Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) point guard Sterling Gibbs in Maryland’s 2011 basketball recruiting class. The fall signing period runs from Nov. 10-17.

Check back with Recruiting Report later tonight for more on Faust’s commitment.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 5:35 PM | | Comments (12)
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YEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Gee,where are all the Gary Bashers today.He picks up a local 4 star recruit and nary a peep.It never fails to amaze me how they disappear when the Coach does something good like lead Maryland to a 13-3 record in the ACC,or lands a top recruit.

Welcome to College Park, Nick!

Go Terps!

Why isn't this the headline?! Great day for the Terps, congrats to Nick and his family.

Wow! Great news. A real player. Will push Parker, Stoglin and Howard next year. With Gibbs, this gives the Terps some real backcourt talent to go with Mosley in 2011. Now, if Baru or Hubert signs too, the Terps will have a pretty nice talent base in the next few years. Is Booth responsible for this recruitment?

Bino paying dividends already? Now they got to put the exclamation point on the class with a Baru or Hubert commit.
And it's not about bashing Gary. He has gotten a recruit here or there. The problem has been getting a complete class.
Gibbs and Faust is a GREAT start. they need 1 more.
It's not bashing Gary either. No one does more with less. I wanna win another title, and he needs lots of top recruits to do that.
Good job though.

This is shaping up to be a very nice class. Assuming they have one remaining scholarship, let's see if the last "domino" now falls into place and the Terps get one of their desired big men.

hell to the yeah!

Way to go Terps!

It makes me think that Williams is a coach that gets the most out of his players while our Ravens coach, Harbaugh, is way over matched.

I wish the Ravens had a head coach who was as good as Williams is at his sport.

I have been consistently bashing Williams for his inability to recruit for years now. And recruiting is 75%-80% of college hoops coaching.

But, at least in this one instance, I am wrong, more than happy to be wrong, and perfectly willing to admit it. Faust should be an excellent catch.

Good job, Gary.

Welcome Nick! I'm glad you're a Terp!

Nick Faust-Welcome to the Terps family!!! I've seen just about every highlight on youtube with you in it, and my god, CP hasn't seen one like you since Steve Francis, so were all pretty pumped (please don't pull a Terrence Ross on us). Hopefully with your talent coming here that pushes Baru over the hump and he finally committs to the TERPS (which I hear/feel he is pretty interested in). However, we've only snagged one 4 star recruit over the last 4 classes, so hopefully one other big name committs and breaks that streak.....again, Mr. Baru im looking your way. Good news and Good day for the TERPS community....Nick Faust thank you for staying loyal to the state of Maryland, come in and play your game and you'll be loved by all of us! GO TERPS!!!

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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