Nick Faust pretty much earned MVP honors for his amazingly well rounded 19 point, 9 rebound effort in Maryland’s 70-56 rout over North Carolina Central on Tuesday afternoon. It was by far his best performance this year and (arguably) a top five game of his career. He had his shooting stroke going from deep, connecting on 3 of his 6 attempts, and whenever an athlete of his caliber is hot from beyond the arc, things tend to open up for you.
But best of all, Faust had a monstrous jam in the second half of the game that looked almost as if he were letting out all of his 2013 season frustrations on the rim. Check the clip out below:
Statue of Liberty dunk, indeed. That thing had the power of gale force winds behind it. Regardless, it’s evident that when Faust is on and playing within himself, Maryland is more than capable of being a dangerous team. The announcers brought up something important about Nick Faust during the game when they suggested that he should be commended for being asked to play so many positions during his career at Maryland. I completely agree, and that’s often overlooked by us writers and critics. Faust is a consummate teammate, and whether he’s asked to play strictly defense, point guard, or come off the bench, we haven’t heard a single grumble out of that guy. I like that in a player, and so should everyone.
(H/T to @JoshFendrick for the video)