At 9:30 tonight Nick’s dad texted terrapintimes.com and the Sunpapers that his son was staying with his original pledge to attend the University of Maryland. As I said then, and I repeat now this is a treemendous day for the Terrapins. Perhaps Bino’s being retained by Mark Turgeon solidified this decision. I anxiously await Midnite Madness to watch the Pride of City College take the court for Maryland. Welcome Nick and the entire Faust family. The following is analysis of Nick from ESPN. He is rankedthe 36th best player in the 2011 recruiting class:
ESPN PLAYER EVALUATIONS
Faust is a long athletic wing that plays with a high level of energy and possesses excellent all-around skill. His size at the shooting guard position forces match-up problems for opponents as he has the ability to score behind the arc, from mid-range, and at the rim. He handles it well as a secondary ball handler and because of his feel and basketball I.Q. can even play some point guard when needed. He showed a good understanding of feeding the post and passing to teammates cutting to the basket. He is a versatile defender that can guard all three perimeter spots and also rebounds his position.
Faust has been one of the biggest surprises of the spring/summer circuit that has emerged as an elite level shooting guard. He reminds you of a Stephon Curry-type in that he has a young, innocent looking face and unimposing frame, but will destroy the opponent without hesitation.