NBA Draft: Nick Fazekas
Accolades: Mr. Basketball – Colorado (high school) (03), WAC All-Newcomer Team (04), First Team All-WAC (05), WAC Player of the Year (05), AP Honorable Mention All-American (05), First Team All-WAC (06), WAC Player of the Year (06), AP Third Team All-American (06), WAC Tournament MVP (06).
Scouting Report: An accomplished scorer, both inside and out - despite his awkward athleticism.
Strengths: A big time scorer – Fazekas has averaged 20 plus his last three seasons. Also a very good rebounder, averaging over 10 his junior year and currently over 12 his senior season. His long arms allows him to block lots of shots. Can score inside or step outside and knock down the jumper, all the way back beyond the three point arc. Excellent free throw shooter. Confident – has been the go-to guy for the Wolf Pack and the best player in the WAC since his sophomore season.
Weaknesses: Very weak physically – would get pushed around in the NBA. Not very athletic, quick or a great leaper – appears very awkward on the court. Didn’t play in one of the power conferences, so he didn’t have to go up against the biggest and best players on a consistent basis.
Projected 2006 Draft Range: Late first round pick.
Consensus: Fazekas has the skill set to be a good NBA player, just not the body yet. His scoring, rebounding and blocked shot ability will get him onto an NBA roster – whether or not he will be a star at the next level is up in the air.
Current NBA Mock Draft Position
CHN's Six-Star Ranking System
= Superstar/All-NBA Potential
= Potential NBA All-Star
= Consistent NBA Starter
= 6th Man/Fringe Starter
= Career Reserve
= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man
0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues