City guard Nick Faust headed to Maryland
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.