Nick Fazekas

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Nick Fazekas
Nick Fazekas
Position: Forward
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 235
Nationality: American
Born: 6/17/1985
Birthplace: Arvada, Colo.
Draft: second round
Drafted By: Dallas Mavericks
College: Nevada
NBA Career: 2007-2008
Mavs Tenure: 2007-2008

Nck Fazekas (born June 17, 1985 in Arvada, Colorado) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2007 NBA draft.

Fazekas, a former "Mr. Basketball" in his native Colorado, attended the University of Nevada where he helped lead the Wolfpack to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances advancing as far as the Sweet 16 his freshman season. While in school, he won three straight Western Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year awards, a feat only equaled by former Mavericks forward Keith Van Horn while at Utah.

He was named Associated Press third team All-American in 2005-2006, his junior season and the next year was named Associated Press second team All-American and first team All-American by ESPN. He became the school's all-time leading scorer passing the mark set by former NBA player (and Nevada-great) Edgar Jones and finished his career second all-time in the Western Athletic Conference in rebounds third all-time in scoring.

Selected by the Mavericks in the 2007 draft, Fazekas played for Dallas' summer league team prior to training camp. Although he made the team, the 6'11 forward saw very little action, only playing in four games (a total of nine minutes) while averaging 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds. He was released by the Mavs on February 19, 2008 to make room on the roster for Keith Van Horn whose sign-and-trade was crucial to facilitate Dallas' trade with New Jersey for Jason Kidd.

Nine days later Fazekas signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. He finished out the year in L.A. seeing action in 22 games and averaging 4.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 11.8 minutes-per-game. He was released by the Clippers over the offseason and joined the Denver Nuggets in their 2008 training camp but was released prior to the start of the season.

Shortly after his release, Fazekas signed with Base Oostende in Belgium but left in January of 2009 to join ASVEL Lyon-Velleurbanne of the French Pro-A League.

He attempted a return to the NBA by playing with the Boston Celtics' summer league team but when he wasn't invited to training camp, Fazekas returned to France this time with JDA Dijon for the 2009-2010 campaign.

His final professional run came when he was selected in the first round of the 2010 NBA D-League draft by Reno but it was short-lived as he was released on December 30, 2010.