Friday, October 29, 2010

Big pickup for basketball

Maryland landed a whopper yesterday as 2011 SG Nick Faust from Baltimore picked the Terps over FSU, Marquette, Oregon State and Villanova. The 6'6" 175lbs Baltimore junior is a do-it-all wing player. He can score in bunches by driving to the basket, from beyond the arc, in transition and mid-range pull up jumpers. He is a little on the thin side and will have to add strength and weight but he is a special player who is probably even better than his current rating among the best 40 players in the country. It is a big recruiting coup for Maryland to get such an elite player from Baltimore and assistant Bino Ranson has already upgraded Maryland's recruiting in Charm City. The last recruit that was this highly rated for the Terps was SG Mike Jones but Faust is already a more skilled player, if not the shooter, that Jones was coming to College Park. Faust, who put up almost 20 points and over 5 rebounds a game last season will play for Baltimore City College High School this season after an excellent AAU summer season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

6"6" and 175 lbs is indeed slim! One has to wonder how he will fare in the Conference of the Big Shoulders.