Faber's Secret is Getting Out

Krys Faber, a 6-9 senior center prospect from Los Angeles Ribet Academy, has done a rare thing: emerged as a high major prospect in his senior season. We spoke to him about his recruiting...

Krys Faber, 6-9 SR C Los Angeles (Calif.) Ribet, is one of the more intriguing unsigned seniors in the west. Faber has improved dramatically in the last six months and he is the best available big man in the West Coast class of 2008.

A lefty with a good body, very nice hands and good feet, Faber can score in the post and he's got a nice feel. He needs to work on his conditioning, but he has all the tools to be a player at the high major level.

I spoke with Faber recently and asked about the schools that have been recruiting him to date.

"Northern Illinois, Minnesota and Long Beach State have been showing the most interest," said Faber. "Coach Calhoun from UConn came to watch a workout. I've gotten calls from Marquette and St. John's has said they're interested."

Faber has taken visits to Northern Illinois and Minnesota, but doesn't have any other visits set up as of now.

I asked him what he's looking for in a school.

"I want to play where I can reach my full potential," said Faber. "Academics are important – I want to major in business. I also want to play where I feel comfortable. Someplace where my teammates all want to get better – where the focus is on basketball. That's one of the things I liked about Northern Illinois and Minnesota – they were all about basketball."

Faber said his favorite school when was growing up was Georgia Tech.

When I asked if his parents had any preference regarding his college choice, Faber said, "I think they'd be happy if I was a Bruin."

A UCLA assistant, in fact, jut watched Faber at a recent Ribet practice.

Faber said he had some academic struggles as a freshman, but that he's made up some classes and should be able to qualify. He said he probably won't pick a college until the late signing period in April.

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