Former Terp Nick Faust Commits To Long Beach State


Feb 18, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Nick Faust (5) looks to pass against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Finally all the Maryland men’s basketball transfers have homes.

After speculation on Monday, former Terrapin guard Nick Faust announced that he will transfer to Long Beach State. Faust will have to sit out the 2014-2015 season and will have one year of eligibility remaining. He originally had a top five of Long Beach State, Providence, St. John’s, UAB, and Wichita State.

Faust was one of five players to transfer from the Maryland program, including Seth Allen (Virginia Tech), Shaquille Cleare (Texas), Charles Mitchell (Georgia Tech), and Roddy Peters (South Florida).

Over the course of his Terp career, Faust averaged 9.2 points-per-game, 3.8 rebounds-per-game, and 2.2 assists-per-game. The Baltimore native was a streaky shooter that never reached his full potential while at Maryland.

Faust originally announced in May that he would leave the Maryland program and ended up committing to Oregon State shortly after. However, Faust said he would consider other options after the Beavers fired coach Craig Robinson.

The former Terp will likely be one of the go-to scoring options for the 49ers in 2015. Guards Mike Caffey and Tyler Lamb will be seniors this upcoming season, so they will be gone by the time Faust is eligible. Long Beach State hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1995, so it’ll be an uphill battle for Faust.