Krys Faber is Averaging Double-Double

Krys Faber, a 6-foot-10 center from Los Angeles (CA) Ribet Academy who visited Minnesota last month, is off to a strong start, according to his head coach William Middlebrooks. Faber had considered signing with the Gophers in the early signing period, but decided to wait until the late signing period.

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.

Faber was named the MVP of the Webb Tournament after he posted a triple double in a 77-59 win over Ontario Christian as he finished with 13 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. Faber had 23 points, 20 rebounds and six blocked shots in a 58-46 win over host Webb. He was named MVP, despite sitting out the 80-49 opening win versus Sherman Indian. Middlebrooks decided to rest his star against an inferior team.

Ribet lost to Winward Wednesday night 60-48 as Middelbrooks said the team fell behind early.

"We had a bad first half. We outscored them by 11 in the second half," Middlebrooks said.

Coaches from Washington, Georgetown and Northern Illinois were in attendance to watch Faber and Winward standout junior Darius Morris.

Middlebrooks said that he took time to visit two schools that Faber took official visits to during a recent off week.

"I went to Minnesota and Northern Illinois to see their facilities and talk to the coaches," he said.

Middlebrooks said that his center has no current favorite.

"He is wide-open and is talking to people and getting a feel for them as they are getting a feel for him."

Middlebrooks said that other schools are trying to get involved in his recruitment.

"I just got off the phone with Washington State and they plan to visit next week and Providence called.

Midlebrooks said that Minnestoa is still in regular contact with him.

"I talk to Vince (Taylor) almost every other day," he said.

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.

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