Krys Faber Talks About Commitment

For Ribet Academy big man Krys Faber choosing where he will spend his next four years was not an easy decision. In the end, he went with where he felt most comfortable.

Krys Faber feels relieved to have his decision over with as he signs his National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the DePaul Blue Demons in the fall. "Very relieved," shared Faber.

DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright and assistant coach Ramon Williams worked tirelessly to bring Faber to Chicago for an official visit last week. "I just got off the phone with Coach Wainwright and Coach Williams," Faber said.

Faber chose the Blue Demons over Minnesota, Northern Illinois, St. John's, South Florida, USC and UCLA.

In the end it came down to DePaul and Minnesota who were "neck and neck". But it was Chicago that felt like home to the young man from Southern California. "It was far from an easy decision. It just seemed like a more comfortable fit," Krys said. "I'm not going to lie. The city did play a big role in that."

While he had scholarship offers from the Big 10 and the Pac 10, Faber is looking forward to the challenge that awaits him in the Big East. "Man, Louisville, UConn, and Georgetown. Louisville with Samardo Samuels, I can see that being a tough game."

With DePaul playing a number of non-conference games on the West Coast next season, Faber's family is looking forward to seeing Krys play next season. Krys' father Kyle Faber liked the environment that exists within the DePaul program. "The family atmosphere for the parents was great," Kyle Faber said. "It was about the camaraderie. The love that they showed my family was important. It's cool to go to a big school, there's nothing wrong with that. But it's also important that the school has my son's best interest at heart. That was a big thing for me."

Faber has the versatility that Wainwright often looks for in a player. That is a player that can play more than one position on both offense and defense. "I'm between the four and a five," Krys said. "I can guard a five or I can guard a three out on the perimeter. I can face up and score, get rebounds, and block shots."

Krys looks forward to arriving on the DePaul Lincoln Park campus in July. "Until I graduate and get out there, I'll be working real hard trying to get a head start."

WeAreDePaul.com subscribers can see video of Krys Faber in action with his high school team below…




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