Few Lobos made as great of strides in their UNM careers as Faris went from scoring 4 FGs and 12 total points as a freshman to becoming one of the top big men in the conference as a senior points and rebound average increased every year received the team's Most Improved Player award his last two seasons finished 6th all-time at UNM with 98 career blocks
2008-09 SENIOR SEASON
Second team All-MWC, NABC second team all-district and shared team MVP honors with Tony Danridge
Started 32 of 34 games, averaging 12.1 points and 6.4 rebounds...6th in the MWC in rebounding and 3rd in blocked shots (1.53)
Really finished the season strong, averaging, averaging 15.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in the last 7 games...also 32-36 (89%) FTs the past 7 games to finish the year at 71.4%
Career-high 28 points on career-high 10-17 FGs vs. Nebraska in the NIT...also tied a career-high with 13 rebounds for his 4th career double-double (all this season)...had double-doubles in his final 2 home games (16/10 vs. Utah)
Career-high 52 blocks...had 46 his first three seasons
Double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Utah in The Pit and he outplayed Utes' Luke Nevill in the two games...18 points and 8 rebounds at Utah...held Nevill to 11 points (2-8 FGs) and 6 rebounds
An improbable reverse putback with 0.7 seconds left sent the Colorado State into overtime, a game UNM won 81-79 in double OT...finished with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and he tied a career-best with 3 assists
20 points on 4-6 FGs and a school record-tying 12-12 FTs vs. TCU...16 points in the 2nd half (8-8 FTs)...third player in UNM history to be perfect on at least 12 FTs in a game
After starting 1-9 from the floor at home vs. UNLV, he made 2-2 FGs with a steal and a block in OT...game-tying FG with 47.5 seconds remaining in OT
Made a 6-footer in the lane at New Mexico State with 39 seconds left that was the game-winner in the 68-66 victory...career-high 7 offensive boards
Set career-highs with 13 rebounds and six blocks at San Diego
2007-08 JUNIOR SEASON
Earned honorable mention All-MWC honors while averaging 9.2 ppg and 4.4 rpg scored in double-figures 13 times, including a season-high 21 points at Hawai'i
2006-07 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Averaged 4.8 ppg and 3.4 rpg, seeing action in all 32 games started 10 games, including four of the last six reached double figures in scoring three times, including 10 points in a win over Utah
2005-06 FRESHMAN SEASON
Best game came against Colorado State, scoring six points on 1-2 shooting and 4-4 from the FT line in eight minutes off the bench.
Led Eldorado High School to the New Mexico 5A state championship in each of his last two years (2004-05), averaging 13.3 ppg and 9.0 rpg as a senior averaged 17.6 ppg and 7.3 rpg as a junior for head coach Roy Sanchez two-time first team all-state selection rated the No. 5 center in the West by ScoutHoop.com Rated No. 84 in his class by recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons.
Born on May 2, 1987 Son of Bart and Cindy Faris Full name is Daniel Jonathan Faris Has a younger sister, Christina Will graduate in May 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Media/Communications.