Friday, January 11, 2008

An update on Nick Fazekas

Nick Fazekas hasn't quite had his professional dreams work out as yet but he's polishing his act in the hopes of landing both a roster spot and playing time in the NBA.

It's interesting because Fazekas could land a substantial contract if he chose to head to Europe. His game would be a nice fit overseas so if the NBA doesn't say 'yes' in a couple of season look for Fazekas to get a passport.

Fazekas has positive outlook while in NBA Development League
Paul Willis , Special to the Rocky Mountain News
January 10, 2008

Nick Fazekas' first trip to his home state as a pro basketball player has been moved up by more than two months.

Depending on the perspective, that could be a good thing or a bad thing.

Fazekas, who grew up in Arvada and played at Ralston Valley High School before four stellar seasons at the University of Nevada, was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2007 NBA draft.

The Mavericks aren't scheduled to come to Denver until March 27, so local Fazekas fans presumably were going to have to wait until the NBA season was nearly five months old before witnessing the 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward in a pro uniform.

Instead, he'll be here today, playing for the Tulsa 66ers when the NBA Development League team plays the Colorado 14ers at 7 p.m. at the Broomfield Event Center.

"It's not too big of a deal," Fazekas said. "I look forward to seeing my family and my family seeing me play in a pro game. That'll be fun for me..."
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