Faried has quietly put together a very nice career at Morehead State, but his senior season has seen him really come into his own. His stats are incredible (17.1 PPG, 14.8 RBG, 2.1 BPG, two SPG), and he's done it all while shooting 63.7 percent from the field.
The two big issues?
Morehead State is no lock to make the tournament and Faried's size (6'8"). If Morehead State wins their conference tournament and gets the automatic bid to March Madness, Faried will have a chance to show off his talent against top-flight competition.
There's been a trend of undersized grinders to have successful NBA careers lately (Kevin Love, David Lee, DeJuan Blair), giving hope to a guy like Faried.
If Faried puts up a big game in the tournament, look for him to be drafted in the top 20. Even if Morehead State doesn't qualify, Faried should still be a first-round pick, but definitely slip back to the fringe of the round.