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Posted On: 01/11/18 3:13 PM
Treynor is off to a blistering start this season, and 5-foot-10 guard Dillon Faubel is at the forefront of that success.
The Cardinals have started the season 9-0, and Faubel, with his very strong play, has caught the attention of several Midwestern NAIA programs.
“I’ve been talking to Midland and Doane and Morningside a lot. Morningside has had me up for a visit, and I’m going to go to a game here soon. So those are the top three right now, probably,” said Faubel.
“I’ve been talking with all those coaches coaches, and when I applied we sat down and talked about what they could offer me.”
Though he’s got some options now, Faubel — a sharpshooting floor general — mentioned that he’d like to wait until after the season to make a decision, just to see what else he can pick up.
“I kind of want to wait until the end of the season to see how things pan out. I’d definitely like to go D2, but I just need to build more strength this winter and in the offseason especially,” he said.
Always an adept shooter, Faubel spent the past six months continuing to hone his craft and mentioned the particulars of what he’s been able to improve.
“This year in the offseason, I spent a lot of time working on my pull-up and step-back jumper, and sweeping and taking right away instead of just holding the ball, which I did a lot of last year,” he said. “And I have a lot more assists this year, too. I’ve just been working on finding the right guy so they can get the best shot for your team.”
His senior season has been splendid up to this point. Faubel is averaging 16.1 points and 7.1 assists per game. And he’s also a 50-40-90 candidate, shooting the ball with great efficiency.
His success has helped shape the team’s success.
“We’ve been playing really good, we’ve played some good teams, and we’re rebounding really well, I think we’re leading the state in rebounding right now,” said Faubel, who himself is pulling down five boards per game.
“For the second half of the season, I just want to play with more confidence, and play more aggressively on both sides of the ball.”