The DePaul Blue Demons men's and women's basketball teams will welcome in 2009-10 season with the…
Breaking Down DePaul Big Man Krys Faber
The 6-11 260 lb. big man from Ribet Academy in Southern California averaged a mere eight minutes per game, which was second lowest on the team. That number should increase this season with the loss of Matija Poscic in the frontcourt due to graduation.
Faber recorded a career high of 11 points, while grabbing two rebounds, and blocking two shots in a Big East conference game at Providence as a freshman. If he can bring that type of performance on a more regular basis, the Demons will be much more sound on the frontline.
Krys had the opportunity to workout one-on-one in the post with ATTACK Athletics scout Mike Procopio during a three day College Player camp last month.
Since Procopio's specialty is post play, Faber was able to benefit from the experience.
"I think Krys has got a nice touch," Procopio said. "That's number one. He can make that 12 to 15 foot jump shot. He's a lefty. As you know, with high-level players, you can mess people up if you're a lefty."
"He needs to gain some weight, especially in the legs," Procopio said. "He plays the game erect a little bit. He needs to get low in the post to establish position. He's very erect. Erect players get bumped off the block a lot, especially with how physical the Big East is. Being able to establish position is going to be big."
The DePaul faithful hope that Faber can lend some help to junior Mac Koshwal, who has had to carry the load in the frontcourt for DePaul in past seasons.
"I think if he develops one or two moves in the post and continues to be a threat from 12 to 15 feet, I think he can be a good basketball player for them," said Procopio. "He can be a solid contributor at that level."
The Demons are looking for Faber to contribute in a variety of ways.
"He needs to be able to destruct defenses by rolling hard to the rim and doing other things besides catching the ball in the block and scoring," Mike said. "He needs to be able to do other things. He has to be able to rebound the basketball. He needs to be a contributor on tip-ins and running the floor and doing other things besides having the ball in the hand. Being able to help his team without the basketball is going to be very important for him."
With the official start of college basketball practice less than three weeks away, stay tuned to WeAreDePaul.com for the very latest on the Blue Demons.
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