Krys Faber To Wait to Make School Choice

Krys Faber, a 6-foot-10 center from Los Angeles (CA) Ribet Academy, visited Minnesota earlier this month and came away very impressed with the campus and coaching staff. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Faber's head coach William Middlebrooks Monday afternoon to learn the latest on his recruitment, which is growing almost daily, according to Middlebrooks.

Krys Faber was named first-team All-Harbor League after averaging 12.5 rebounds per game last season. He led the Ribet Fighting Frogs to a 16-12 mark as they went 7-3 in Harbor League play (second overall) and 2-1 in the playoffs. They advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA Quarterfinals.

Coach Middlebrooks said that Faber is not going to make a college decision choice this week.

"He is going to sign in the spring signing period," Middlebrooks said.

Middlebrooks said that the recent attention that Faber has received has played a big part in his decision to wait.

"He has not been under the radar," he said. "People are just starting to understand his talent level. I've had scouting services tell me that he is one of top two or three best unsigned players in the country, let alone big men."

Despite his decision to sign in April, Middlebrooks said that Minnesota is still in very strong consideration.

"Minnesota is still in the forefront. He liked the campus and Coach (Tubby) Smith."

Minnesota signed two big men in Colton Iverson and Ralph Sampson Jr. in the early signing period. The Gophers would like to sign an additional big man with Jonathan Williams, who will be a senior next season, being the lone returning player next year who is over 6-foot-8. However, having two fellow big men in the same class is a bit of a consideration, according to Middlebrooks.

"I don't think that it hurts. We are just trying to see how everything fits together. Additional conversations need to be had," he said.

Middlebrooks said that they will look at other teams' signings to help them get a clear picture of what is available.

"We will see who signed and see where the best fit is. So many schools have come to the table, you have to look at it. It is a long list of school interest in him," Middlebrooks said. "My phone has been blowing up just to make sure that he did not sign. The Big East is heavy. Half the Big East schools have called me, like Cincinnati and Marquette. It is not just a basketball decision. We are looking at everything like academics."

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