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22 - Nick Fazekas

Nevada 

  • Birthday: 6/17/85
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 240
  • Hometown: Arvada, CO
  • High School: Ralston Valley
  • 2006 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Overall

89

NBA Comparison: Rick Rickert

Matthew Maurer - 1/19/2007

Strengths: Excellent rebounder who does a great job of boxing out his man and anticipating where the ball will go Possesses an extremely high basketball IQ and is one of the most fundamentally sound players at his position Owns the ability to face-up and shoot from mid-range out to 18 feet Works well moving without the ball and surprisingly enough excels shooting of pick and rolls Unlike most at his position, Fazekas does a good job using finesse through footwork catching his defender off balance or out of position to draw fouls Has great hands that enable him to catch most passes in the post Has improved upon his back to the basket moves Shows good shooting touch, finishing well around the basket Makes an assortment of shots such as jump hooks or turnaround jumpers Underrated passer who sees the floor well Excellent free throw shooter Keeps the ball up high instead of putting it on the floor Has the range to hit three point shots with some regularity Understands how to play aggressive defense in the post without becoming foul prone

Weaknesses: Not a superior athlete. He isnt blessed with great quickness or explosive leaping ability While he doesnt back down, he isnt a big fan of physical contact Doesnt always keep good position in the low post as he tends to rooted out by stronger defenders Added upper body strength will benefit him greatly in this area Although an above average shot blocker in college, Fazekas lacks the explosiveness to make a real impact in this area in the NBA Back to the basket skills are still in need of refinement as he remains more comfortable facing the basket Should work on improving his foot speed as he displays below average mobility (questionable how much this can improve) Defensively Fazekas can get disrupted and pick-up fouls when defending high level athletes

Aran Smith - 12/10/2005

Strengths: Possesses special shooting touch for a bigman with range that easily extends to NBA three point distance ... Inside/outside forward who displays a wide array of offensive skills with post moves, hook shots and jumpers ... Slippery. Has become very good at setting up shots for himself and makes use of pump fakes to draw fouls ... His high release point makes it difficult to block his shots ... Makes for a mismatch, he'll be able to pull post players outside, spreading the floor ... Great feel for the game, makes great decisions, excellent fundamentals ... Tremendous wingspan makes him an excellent rebounder and shot blocker ... Has a very adept turnaround hook shot ... Passing ability appears to have improved since his sophomore year ... Tougher than he looks, a competitor, willing to battle even when he matches up against stronger post players ... Excellent free throw shooter ... Has great hands ... Looks awkward but has good balance on rebounds and drives ...

Weaknesses: Athleticism is below average ... Not a great leaper and lacks fluidity especially running the floor ... Looks nothing like an NBA prospect based on the way he runs the floor: looks can be deceiving ... Body strength is still not great, although it has improved ... How strong he can become is an important question, he may not want to bulk up too much as it could further limit his mobility ... Strength training between the season and draft should decide how high in the draft he gets taken ... Defensively he can be pushed around since he lacks upper body strength, but his long arms help ... Can struggle to create shots if a quicker bigman is on him ... His face up game is good but he lacks a first step to get by defenders who play him close outside ...
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