From Matt Bracken’s Tracking The Terps:
Is Baltimore’s basketball talent being underrated? In Carlton “Bub” Carrington’s opinion, that’s definitely the case.
After chatting with the Nike Baltimore Elite coach about Sam Cassell Jr., conversation eventually turned to City shooting guard Nick Faust and his rise from a little-known regional recruit to a nationally renowned high-major talent over the course of four months.
“Nick Faust was always good,” Carrington said. “He was always a Top 25 player, but we don’t have those national type [of events and recognition]. So he started outside the Top 100 when he should’ve been in the Top 25 from the start. He still is a way better prospect than 10 other shooting guards that are ranked ahead of him, and the proof is in the pudding.”