Faber Favors A Pair

Krys Faber's strong senior season means interest is picking up. Will the heavy hitters offer or will Faber be content with his present list?

Everybody's different and sometimes – especially with bigs – kids hit their strides late. Krys Faber wasn't a high-major recruit last summer. Either he wasn't physically ready or hadn't put the pieces together yet. Whatever the reason, the summer's in his rear view mirror now as he's averaging 17 points and 17 rebounds for Los Angeles Ribet.

"It's better than planned," Faber said of his senior season. "Basketball is better than it was last year. I was expecting some drama and so far everything's been good. Our record isn't great but it's better than last year when we lost a lot of games by double-digits."

Northern Illinois and Minnesota have been on him since the summer. Faber could certainly see himself wearing the colors of either programs; he's visited both.

"When I sat down with my coach he said it would be best to play the season out and see what else opens up. He said to take my remaining visits, sit down go over the pros and cons and then make a decision (after the season)."

Connecticut saw him workout last fall but hasn't followed up with much interest. Long Beach State, Utah and St. John's have shown recent attention. UCLA's radar was pinged by Faber after a big holiday showing.

"UCLA was at our practice a few days ago," Faber said. Thus far, the Bruins interest has been stoked but Faber doesn't have a gauge for how far they'll take it.

At 6-foot-10, he's a big target. A quick shuffle down the list of availables reveals Faber as a must-see if you're a big school in need of a big man.

At this stage, Northern Illinois and Minnesota are the squads to beat. "I visited both of them. They're neck and neck at this point."

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