Last season at Gaston Day, Colin Fayed had a solid freshman campaign starting in six games and averaging 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He had noteworthy performances such as knocking down three big three-pointers late in the game to help Gaston Day to a win at rival Gaston Christian, leading the team in scoring during a third round NCISAA state playoff win, and hitting the game winning buzzer beater three-pointer against Hickory Grove Christian during the regular season. Colin also boasts an impressive 3.92 GPA.
Colin is the son of former Winthrop point guard, Mike Fayed, who is third all-time on Winthrop’s career assists list with 557 assists. So, it comes as no surprise that he has a great feel for the game and how to run a team. Gaston Day Head Coach Trent McCallister stated, “Colin is a crafty ball handler with a quick first step. He is able to get into the paint, make the right reads, and set up teammates for shots.”
He does a nice job of pushing the ball in transition and is able to control the tempo of the game. He connects on interior passes for layups by playing under control and he is able to find open shooters in drive and kick situations. One thing that has really stuck out to me is Colin’s ability to hit shooters in the numbers on passes. This seems like a small thing, but as a passer, this is extremely important because a good or bad pass could be the difference in getting your shooter an open look or taking him out of a shot altogether.
Colin is also a really good three-point shooter. For his high school team at Gaston Day, he played some off the ball given his ability to catch and shoot. His effectiveness to make the three-point shot allows him to easily attack off the catch against closeouts. He is able to get to the midrange where he can knock down the pull-up jumper and floaters over bigger defenders.
Colin continues to make strides in his game. As a rising sophomore, Coach Trent McCallister will look upon Colin to become more of a scoring option. He has the unique ability to facilitate or score and can keep defenses honest with his ability to knock down perimeter shots with consistency.