Faust, Smotrycz Visit With Local Youth

June 10, 2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland men's basketball players Nick Faust and Evan Smotrycz were on hand for the College Park Dream Team game Friday afternoon at College Park Community Center.

The College Park Dream Team is a basketball partnership designed to strengthen relationships between community youth and officials from a team of local law enforcement agencies.

Faust and Smotrycz watched the game from the sidelines and addressed the youth players at halftime, discussing the importance of academics and staying in school.

"The youth in our neighborhood look up to athletes, and they're very interested in sports," said Emily Adams, community development specialist for the office of community engagement. "So when Maryland Athletics sends out a few student-athletes to come talk to the kids, it really generates excitement among the kids about the next CP Dream Team game."