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#5 Nick Faust
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Baltimore City College HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12): • ALL-ACC FRESHMAN TEAM MEMBER as voted by ACSMA... Winner of Juan Dixon Award for most improved on the team and Buck Williams Award for top defensive player on the team... 2nd on team in assists (66) and steals (31), trailing only Sean Mosley in each stat... Finished with 6 games with at least 3 steals... Shot .512 FG (21x41) and .412 3FG (7x17) in final four games... Averaged 15.0 in 2 games in ACC Tournament... Averaged 13.4 ppg in the last 9 games... 9 of his 14 double-figure games came in the last 11 games (since 2/4 vs. UNC), including final 5 straight (14.2 ppg)... Averaged 13.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.22 steals in 9 games since returning to starting lineup after Pe'Shon Howard's knee injury (since 2/11 at Duke)... Had 13 games with at least 30 minutes... Hit 4 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 14 points in the exhibition win over Northwood (11/4)... Finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists and a block vs. UNCW (11/13)... First double-figure scoring game as a collegian with 15 vs. Colo., also 5 boards, 3 assists... Season-best 4 assists in good floor game vs. FGCU (11/25)... 8 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 steals... Led Terps in rebounds(6) and assists(5) in win over Mount (12/7)... 13 points(6-6 FT) in 37 minutes... Had 9 points, 3 boards, 2 assists, 3 steals in win over FIU (12/14)... Had 7 rebounds, 7 points and 4 assists and 0 turnovers in win over Radford (12/23)... Went 5-for-10 FG to score 10 points vs. Albany (12/28)... Hit 3 of 4 behind arc on way to 13 points in win over Samford (12/31)... Had 6 points, 6 rebounds and assist in win over Wake Forest (1/11)... Great defensive effort included steal-to-dunk at halftime buzzer vs. GT... One of two double-figure scorers at FSU (1/17) with 10 points (4-8 FG)... Had 7 points (3-8 FG) with 3 boards against Duke (1/25)... Finished with 6 points, 6 boards, 3 assists in 22 minutes in win over Virginia Tech (1/28)... Had 9 points, 4 boards and 3 steals at Miami (2/1)... Solid all around game at #9 Duke, matching then season highs in minutes (37), FG (6), FGA (12), rebounds (8) and points (15)... Had 14 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts and 5 stls in win vs. BC (2/16)... 5 steals are most by a Terp this season and most since ACC Quarters in 2010 (Milbourne, Vasquez)... 6 assists were a career-high... Had 13 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3FG) at UVa (2/18)... Tied season-high and led Terps with 8 boards in win over Miami (2/21)... Had 11 points (3-9 FG, 2-3 3FG) at Georgia Tech (2/25)... Then-season-high 17 points at #6 UNC (2/29) on 7-for-11 FG, 3-for-6 3FG, also adding 5 boards and 4 assists... 13 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3FG, 3-4 FT) in OT loss to #24 UVa in career-high 39 minutes... Season-high 19 points vs. Wake in ACC First Round (3/8) were most by Terp freshman since LaRon Profit... Went 6-10 FG, 1-3 3FG, 6-10 FT) with 5 rebounds... Had 11 points, 4 boards, assist, block, steal in ACC Quarters vs. #4 UNC (3/9).

BEFORE MARYLAND: Four-star prospect who graded at 95 by ESPN.com... Rated 12th at shooting guard and 36th overall nationally by ESPN... Rated 10th nationally among shooting guards by Rivals.com... Led City to two straight Maryland Class 2A state titles...First team All-Metro by The Baltimore Sun... Averaged 22 points and 6.5 rebounds as a senior for the Knights... Averaged 19.7 points and 5.3 rebounds as a junior... Posesses a "sly athleticism" according to ESPN.com... Also considered Oregon State, Florida State, Marquette and Villanova.

PERSONAL: Parents are Anthony and Lisa Faust... Has one brother, Rashard... His father, Anthony, introduced him to the game of basketball... Has not declared a major... Born in Baltimore.

  • Recipient of the Rick and Kath Bailey Director's Circle Scholarship


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