August 3, 2015 Rashad Faust has yet to receive his first offer, but has continued to hear from Division I coaches, and picked up some additional interest this offseason while playing with Baltimore Elite. “I picked up interest from James…
August 3, 2015
Rashad Faust has yet to receive his first offer, but has continued to hear from Division I coaches, and picked up some additional interest this offseason while playing with Baltimore Elite.
“I picked up interest from James Madison and Loyola (MD), and I’ve just been receiving a lot of interest from Long Beach State also, I’ll be taking an unofficial there in November,” said the 6-foot-4 wing.
“I talked with George Mason back in June and they just told me to keep working hard, I know they came to a couple games of mine too, but I would say Long Beach State is coming at me the hardest right now.”
While running with Baltimore Elite this offseason, Faust said he welcomed a new role as a small forward, rather than guard.
“I accepted my role as a forward because our team was a little small, I really expanded my game, and thought I defended really well,” said Faust. “I thought I learned the game more, also I think my ball-handling really got better.”
He says he’ll continue his role at small forward as he heads into his junior season at New Town, but will continue to hone his guard skillset.
“At New Town I think I’ll continue to play a forward role, we have really good guards who led us to a state championship last year, so I’ll play a wing,” said Faust.
“I think in college I’ll play guard. Most forwards in college are closer to 6’7 or 6’8, and whenever I go to elite camps or anything I play guard and they tell me to keep working on my guard skills because that’ll be my position in college.”
March 12, 2015
New Town is enjoying great success this season and a lot of credit goes to its sophomore shooting guard Rashad Faust.
The 6-foot-3 prospect says this season has been instrumental in his development as a player, a process that still is in its early stages.
“I’ve learned a lot as a player, I kept growing and kept getting better everyday,” said Faust.
“My strengths are guarding the best man on the other team and really driving to the basket and getting fouled and finishing when I can.”
Faust played his grassroots ball with Team Melo last season and tells PHM he plans on running with them again this offseason.
“This offseason I’m just working on my jump shot and looking to become more of an offensive player. And I’m planning on getting some college offers,” said Faust, who currently has interest from two Division I schools — one from each coast.
“I just have interest right now,” said Faust. “I have George Mason and then my brother’s school, Long Beach State — that’s all right now.”