Now it appears that Faust is backing off of those anti-Terrapin remarks.
As a guest on the Glenn Clark Radio Show on Wednesday, Faust claims that his comments were blown out of proportion.
Originally, Faust told reporters “Sometimes I sit back and I think, ‘What if I would have stayed at Maryland? Would I be at this position that I am right now, or would I be working a 9-to-5?”
He also took shots at the coaching staff and questioned their loyalty.
“It was coach (Monson) believing in me and it was a lot to do with the coaches trusting me and having confidence in me,” Faust added. “I felt as though at my past school, it wasn’t loyal and trusting, so once I made that adjustment, for me, as you could see, my play was outstanding.”
On Wednesday, Faust claimed that fans took his comments the wrong way and that the Long Beach coaching staff put a lot of trust in him.
“I really was just saying at Long Beach I had a great bonding relationship with Coach Monson and it was more so better than the relationship I had with Turgeon I thought,” Faust said. “Just a better coaching relationship. As a player, you love to have a coach that just believes and trusts in you non-stop. You know a relationship on the court is definitely a big part, rather than performance,”
During his lone season at Long Beach State, Faust averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. Faust also shot a career-high 36.6 percent from beyond the arc.
The most the Baltimore native ever averaged with Maryland was 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, which came during both his sophomore and junior campaigns.
Faust originally came to Maryland as a four-star recruit after a heralded high school career at Baltimore City College. According to 247Sports, Faust was rated as the No. 42 recruit in the nation and the top high school player in the state of Maryland.