Maryland transfer Nick Faust mentions Mason as possible destination

Posted In Across The A10, News, The Reading List - By Chris Metsala On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 With 0 Comments


Nick Faust, shown here guarded by Sherrod Wright

Nick Faust, shown here guarded by Sherrod Wright

Nick Faust surprised many by deciding to transfer out of Maryland and then choosing Oregon State as his next team, but then was surprised himself when the Beaver’s Head Coach Craig Robinson was fired this Monday.   Now, Faust is looking for a new home and rattled off a list including GMU to recruiting/basketball writer Adam Zagoria.

“I guess I gotta do this whole process all over again and really get to know coaches this time and things like that,” Faust told Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv. “It’s just a longer process.”

Faust mentioned UCLA, George Washington, Richmond, George Mason, Siena and Cleveland State were all being considered at the time he committed to the Beavers.

The 6-foot-6 Faust is one of four Terrapins to leave the school since the conclusion of this season. He averaged 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game with his field goal percentages down from his sophomore campaign. Wherever he lands next, he’ll have to sit out the 2014-2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

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Certainly at the start, Mason is a longshot.  After just signing Shevon Thompson, the Patriots appear to not have any more scholarships open.  Of course, that can change and creative arrangements can be made to offset scholarship numbers.  UCLA, GW, Richmond, Siena and Cleveland State are strong programs and stiff competition for Faust’s services.  Ok, maybe not Cleveland State so much.  But perhaps Paul Hewitt can show off those recruiting skills everyone gushes about and convince Faust to come to Mason for his remaining one year of eligibility.

About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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