If he didn't show his straightforward commitment to crashing the glass during his four year college stay, than perhaps his media interview portion of his Friday Pacers workouts will take care of the rest.

Averaging 14.5 points per game in his senior season at Morehead State, Kenneth Faried's rebounding skill is usually not questioned. But the notion of continuing this while keeping up his 17 points per game average in 2010-2011 is what may be the deciding factors as to where he gets drafted come June 23rd.

After his workouts in front of Pacers personnel, the question about showing his ability to score was asked to Faried. His reply was respectful, but firm.

"No," said Faried when asked if he wanted to show teams that he had the ability to score. "I love to rebound, that's what I love to do, I'm going to continue to do it," said Faried. "I'm gonna polish up my game when I go to the league, but right now pretty much I want to show 'Hey, I can go get it.'"

At Morehead State, he proved that over and over again. In his sophomore and junior seasons he averaged an even 13 rebounds per contest before upping it for his final season. His 1,673 rebounds were the most in the modern era, breaking the record set by Tim Duncan at Wake Forest back in 1997.

But throughout this workout with a number of prospects on Friday, he continued to assert himself as a rebounding precence, often making himself known through a collection of corralled misses.

"I don't care how big the opponent or how strong, I'm gonna outrebound this person and outhustle this person," said Faried-but is it what the Pacers will view as a priority come draft night.

In 2010-2011, the Pacers finished fifth in the league in rebounds per game, averaging 43.5 a contest. They on the average rebounded their opponents by .27 a game, which was good enough for 15th in the league.

Still Faried believes that his skills as a pure rebounder will lend itself well to any teams that chooses him.

"I'm able to hit the 15-or-17 footer, but that's not my main focus," said Faried. "As you can tell, most people don't box out in the league, as you could tell in the Miami-Dallas game, so that's what I'm going to continue to do, keep rebounding and going full force."

Doing so at Morehead State, however, is much different in the minds of some in the NBA as opposed to a traditional power conference in college basketball. Despite helping lead Eagles to a first round upset of Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, the Faried believes he'll have to overcome the "small school" bias that can exist in the draft.

"They know about players that came from small schools, they still respect me and still give me the respect to want to have me out here, want to work me out and want to see what I can do on the court and off the court," said Faried. "I respect them for that, but I do feel like I have a chip on my shoulder and when I do go to the league, I'll have a huge chip on my shoulder."