THIS YEAR: After spending one season at Vanderbilt in which he earned Freshman All-American honors, Fausett has transferred to USC and should earn a starting nod in left field ... He is one of Troy's fastest players.
MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: Aaron has already shown that he can be successful at this level and we're confident that he will be very productive here. He has exceptional speed and will probably be the best base-stealing threat we've had in the last 10 years.
VANDERBILT: One of the top freshmen in the country, Fausett earned 1999 Freshman All-American first team honors from Baseball America and honorable mention notice from Collegiate Baseball at Vanderbilt ... He ranked second on the team in home runs with eight and was third on the team in batting average (.356), RBI (41) and stolen bases (11) ... In SEC play, he batted .339 ... He had hitting streaks of 17 and 16 games, best by a Commodore in 1999 ... His best game came against Mississippi (April 4), when he went 4-for-5 with two home runs ... He had a season-high three RBI in four games.
HIGH SCHOOL: An All-State selection and Metro League MVP as a 1998 senior at Beaverton (Ore.) High, Fausett helped his school to the state championship ... He earned All-League notice all four years in his prep career ... He batted a school-record .523 as a senior ... He also played football and basketball.
PERSONAL: He was drafted in the 19th round of the 1998 professional draft by the Kansas City Royals ... He plans on majoring in economics at USC ... He enjoys hunting, camping, motorcycling and jet skiing ... His favorite athlete is Bo Jackson ... His birthdate is Oct. 11, 1979.