Nick Fazekas
Full Name: Nicholas Ryan Fazekas
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-11 / 235
Birthdate: June 17, 1985 (Denver)
High School: Ralston Valley HS (Arvada, Colo.)
College: Nevada
 

Nevada
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 34 22 162 307 .528 81 105 .771 24 67 .358 257 16 18 44 429 12.6
2004-05 32 32 223 444 .502 183 232 .789 33 101 .327 301 30 20 51 662 20.7
2005-06 33 33 268 507 .529 154 182 .846 31 107 .290 342 68 36 49 721 21.8
2006-07 32 32 248 437 .568 128 151 .848 28 65 .431 354 56 24 48 652 20.4
Totals 131 119 901 1695 .532 546 670 .815 116 340 .341 1254 170 98 192 2464 18.8

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Named a consensus Second Team All-American as a senior and was a member of the Wooden Award All-American Team. Earned Third Team All-American honors from The Associated Press as a junior. Named WAC Player of the Year and earned First Team All-WAC honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Finished collegiate career as the all-time leading scorer in Nevada history with 2,464 points. Also ranks as the schoolís all-time leading shot-blocker (144) and is second all-time in rebounding (1,254). Is one of only six players in NCAA history to score 2,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds, shoot 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line, joining Rick Barry, Larry Bird, Bill Bradley, Christian Laettner and Keith Van Horn. Has posted 62 career double-doubles. Was a member of the 2005 USA FIBA Menís U21 World Championship team that finished in fifth place in Mar De Plata, Argentina.

Senior (2006-07): Led the WAC and ranked fifth nationally in rebounding (11.1 rpg). Also ranked second in the conference in scoring (20.4 ppg), second in field goal percentage (.568) and second in free throw percentage (.848). Registered 21 double-doubles. Posted season-high 33 points while grabbing 15 rebounds at Fresno State. Recorded 16 points and 17 rebounds vs. UNLV. Tallied 24 points and a career-high-matching 18 rebounds vs. Utah State. Scored 24 points vs. Gonzaga. Notched a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double vs. Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scored 20 points vs. Memphis in the second round.

Junior (2005-06): Led the WAC and ranked 16th nationally in scoring (21.8 ppg). Also ranked second in the conference in rebounding (10.4 rpg, 15th nationally), second in free throw percentage (.846) and fourth in field goal percentage (.529). Scored 20 or more points 24 times. Topped the 30-point mark four times, with a career-high 37 points at Hawaii. Posted 35 points in a win over Kansas. Registered a season-high 17 rebounds vs. Hawaii. Recorded 24 points vs. UCLA. Tallied 23 points and 14 rebounds in the WAC Tournament title game vs. Utah State. Notched 24 points and 12 rebounds vs. Montana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2004-05): Led the WAC in scoring (20.7 ppg, ranked 14th nationally) and ranked third in rebounding (9.4 rpg), and fourth in blocked shots (1.59 bpg). Set a school single-season record for free throws made (183). Scored 20 or more points 18 times, with a season-high 33 points at Tulsa. Tallied 31 points and 14 rebounds vs. Vermont. Posted 10 points and 13 rebounds vs. Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman (2003-04): Led the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg, fourth in the WAC) while averaging 12.6 points. Set school freshman records for scoring (429 points), blocked shots (44) and field goal percentage (.528). Scored 20 or more points six times. Posted season highs with 32 points and 15 rebounds vs. UTEP. Named to the WAC All-Newcomer Team.

Strengths: Terrific face-the-basket shooter with a solid overall offensive repertoire. Gets to the free-throw line and shoots a high percentage. Length makes him a decent rebounder and shot blocker.

Personal: Majoring in general studies. Enjoys swimming and playing Nintendo.


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