Tuesday was a pretty good day for the Maryland Terrapins. First the news that they had hired Dalonte Hill as Mark Turgeon's newest assistant coach and recruiting mercenary, and then the reports that Nick Faust had decided to recommit to the University after he and his family had the opportunity to meet with the new head coach. Faust's recommitment is now official, after the University released a press release, according to Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post.
"I’m excited to welcome Nick and his family back to the Maryland Basketball family," Turgeon said in a news release issued by the school. "Nick represents the kind of student-athlete we want to recruit. He is a high-character kid, has tremendous God-given talent and he has worked hard to achieve success in his basketball career."
Of all the things that Turgeon needed to do to keep continuity to the last regime, this was among the most important. Faust was the biggest recruit Maryland had landed in at least five years, and he is the type of outside shooter that the team desperately needed this year. I never expect a freshman to be able to come in and make an immediate contribution, but the Terps are going to need strong guard play next year with their lack of an inside presence, and Faust could be one of their most exciting talents. Just check this out:
Faust is also important because he is the best recruit from Baltimore this year, and it shows that assistant coach Bino Ranson is still holding that region down.