Friday, November 6, 2009

Ohio Valley Preseason Player of the Year: Kenneth Faried

National Hoops Report Ohio Valley Preseason Player of the Year
Kenneth Faried, PF, Junior, Morehead State

The nation got to know who the New Jersey native was last season in March. His play late in the schedule within conference play and in the post-season was inspired. He’ll have a chance to shine on the big stage once again next week when he and his teammates play Kentucky.

Faried is the nation’s top returning rebounder at 13 a contest. The bouncy big man is also a capable scorer, putting in a hair under 14 a contest. In the Ohio Valley Conference, you have to have a bouncy forward to win. And no one has a guy like Faried.

Academics stunted his recruitment out of high school in New Jersey and he wasn’t a big name player on the grassroots circuit, even in the highly covered area of the Northeast. Consider him one of the best steals in mid-major basketball.

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