Faust reportedly decommits from OSU after Robinson firing

Faust reportedly decommits from OSU after Robinson firing
May 6, 2014, 10:30 pm
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(Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

One firing of a head coach later, former Maryland swingman Nick Faust is reportedly once again without a school.

In the wake of coach Craig Robinson’s dismissal this week Faust has reopened his recruitment, according to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv. Robinson was fired on Monday after six seasons in Corvallis in which he failed to make an NIT or NCAA tournament appearance.

Faust had committed to Oregon State after being granted his release from Maryland, part of the wave of transfers that also included Shaquille Cleare, Roddy Peters, and now Seth Allen.

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The rebuilding Oregon State program in Corvallis appeared to offer Faust a featured role on the team, which helped to sway him toward playing for Robinson. At the time, Faust told The Oregonian, he was not concerned about the possible lack of stability on staff at the school.

Not long after, the program was without a coach.

According to Zagoria, Oregon State could still be in the mix to retain him depending on who the Beavers decide to hire to replace Robinson. Among those who appear most likely to get the job is former UCLA coach Ben Howland.

Faust averaged 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game last season for the Terrapins.