Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
One day after former Maryland guard Sterling Gibbs pledged to Texas, Nick Faust proclaimed his allegiance to Maryland.
“Coach Turgeon’s goal is to win a national championship and I would play a big part in that immediately,” Faust said by text, confirming news first reported by Scout.com.
The No. 11 shooting guard in the Class of 2011 per Rivals, Faust is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Baltimore City High.
In related news, German power forward Martin Breunig, another former Maryland signee who obtained his release, is currently visiting Washington.
“He’s at Washington,” said St. John’s Northwest Military assistant Bryan Clayton. “That’s the only hard visit he has set up now. He’s going to get back and digest that decision and figure out where he wants to go from there.
“We’ve heard from pretty much everyone — Michigan, Florida, USC, Tennessee, UAB and Providence.”
In other Maryland news, head coach Mark Turgeon hit a home run today by hiring Kansas State assistant Dalonte Hill, who has deep ties to the region and helped recruit Michael Beasley, Rodney McGruder, Wally Judge, Dominique Sutton and others.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.