The NBA Developmental League held its annual draft this week, and two former SMU stars were selected. One of them being Faye, and the other being Bamba Fall, who finished his time at SMU in the 2008-09 season.
Faye was selected in the third round (39th overall) by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, while Fall was selected in the seventh round (97th overall) by the Reno Bighorns.
In his senior year, Faye was third on the team in scoring with 10.7 points per game, just behind Papa Dia and Derek Williams. He was seventh in Conference USA with 7.3 rebounds per game, with his season high at 12 against TCU. He finished the season with three double-doubles, and a season high 21 points against Texas A&M.
Fall was a superb defender, being named to two Conference USA All-Defensive teams. By the time his career ended at SMU, Fall recorded 245 blocks, ranking him second in SMU's history behind Jon Koncak at 278. He compiled 576 rebounds over his career, which ranks 21st in SMU's history, and finished fourth in field goal percentage at 55.5.
The NBA D-League is set to begin on November 18 as it enters its 10th season. Rio Grand Valley (Faye) and Reno (Fall) are scheduled to play twice this season on December 10 and 11.