- Santa Monica, CAHometown
- Santa Monica High School
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- 24Position Rank
Nike TOC-Dec. 10: Nobody expected Bolingbrook (Ill.) to struggle in the first round but apparently this Santa Monica (Calif.) guard didn't get the memo. Faulk came out not just to compete, but also to pull the upset, spurring her team to an early lead before the heavily favored Raiders leapt ahead.
Faulk showed that she can create shots, even against great defenders. In scoring a game-high 19 points she combined solid basketball plays with finishing some tough shots. She elevates really well on her jumper and has the lower-body strength to go airborne on a pull-up and even on a step-back with similar results. Though there were times she needed to fade to get her shot off, she did show a tendency to shoot falling away even when it wasn't necessary and as the minutes racked up and legs became fatigued that led to some shots falling short.
Even with her team on the losing end of the 59-48 game, Faulk showed she has a passion for the game. She competed hard and even after a mistake or two she didn't allow it to deter her from being the team's leader. The same smirk and head-nod she displayed after hitting tough shots in the first quarter as her team jumped ahead, she replicated late in the game with her team rallying and cutting into Bolingbrook's lead. She may not come with as much fan fare as some other in California, but Faulk will be an entertaining addition to UCLA next season. (Lewis)
Nike Nationals-July 10: Looks sharper every time out. Lots of athleticism and speed combine to help her create both penetration and pull ups. The ballhandling is there and she has the ability to break a press on her own. Her stroke got her a couple from the perimeter and she's shooting it with confidence. Defensive attack is sound but could be something special is she approached it the same way she does the offensive end of the floor. (Hansen)
Nike TOC-Dec. 09: Nice size and build at the guard spot. Ballhandling is there but could use some sharpening. Nice stroke on the jumper and the range is there to shoot the three. There are lots of tools in place and an important summer in front of her as far as what level she might be able to play at down the road. (Hansen)
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