Two All-Americans and four stars who went on to pro careers make up Class of 2017
Pack plays winner of #6 Boise State (19-12) and #11 San José State (7-23)
Governor's Series points and third place on the line as Nevada hosts intrastate rival UNLV on senior night
Game to air on ESPN3
Fifth place Pack at fourth place Broncos
Student attendance challenge for Metzker Family Fund
Fazekas' Game: An extremely skilled athlete...Has the ability to score inside and out...Possesses a nice shooting touch and has great hands...Two-time Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year...Ranks in Nevada's career top 10 in just about every category...Is the school's career blocked shots leader and stands in second in career scoring...Has helped the Wolf Pack to Western Athletic Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in each of his three seasons in Reno.
2005-06 (Junior): Was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first-team All-WAC selection for the second consecutive season...Earned third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press...Was one of 22 players on the final ballot for the Wooden Award...Was also a finalist for the Adolph Rupp Award and a midseason candidate for the Naismith Trophy...Has also earned All-America recognition from ESPN.com (second team), collegeinsider.com, Rivals.com (third team) and collegehoopsnet.com (third team)...Was named the United States Basketball Writers Association District VIII Player of the Year...Was a first-team All-District 13 selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches...Earned WAC Tournament MVP honors...Was named the Team's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season...Led the WAC and ranked 16th in the nation with 21.8 points per game...Set the school single-season scoring record with 721 points, besting the previous mark of 697 by Ken Green in 1982-83...Also broke Edgar Jones' school mark for points by a junior (641 in 1976-77)...Led the team and ranked second in the WAC and 15th in the nation with 10.4 rebounds per game...The only player on the squad to start all 33 games...Ranked fourth in the WAC in field goal percentage at 52.9 percent (268-507)...Was also second in the league and 41st in the nation in free throw shooting at 84.6 percent (154-182)...Scored in double figures in 32 of 33 games this year and 84 times in his career...Ranks second on the Nevada career scoring list with 1,812 career points and is just 65 points behind Edgar Jones, Nevada's career-leading scorer (1.877 points, 1975-79)...Has set Nevada's career record for blocked shots with 144, overtaking Jones who had 142 in his career...Also ranks in the Wolf Pack career top five for rebounding (fifth-900), field goals made (third-653) and free throws made (third-418)...Averaged 23.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in WAC play...Turned in 18 double-doubles on the season and has 41 double-doubles in his career...Had at least 20 points in 24 of 33 games, including each of the last nine games of the year...Scored 30 or more points four times, including a career-high 37 on Jan. 5 at Hawai'i...Tallied 35 points in Nevada's Dec. 1 victory at Kansas and had 36 in the team's Feb. 4 victory at New Mexico State...Led the team in scoring 23 times and in rebounding on 28 occasions, including each of the last 17 tilts...Pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds Jan. 28 vs. Hawai'i...Dished out a career-high five assists twice this year (Jan. 12 vs. Idaho and Feb. 9 vs. NMSU)...Recorded a blocked shot in 23 of 33 games, including 17 contests with two or more...Blocked a career-high four shots twice in 2005-06 (March 2 vs. San Jose State and Jan. 12 vs. Idaho)...Ranked third in the WAC with 1.48 blocked shots per game...Earned Xbox WAC Player of the Week a conference-high four times this season (Dec. 5, Feb. 6, Feb. 27 and Mar. 6)...Was named one of five preseason All-Americans by Basketball Times and was selected as the preseason WAC Player of the Year by the league's media and coaches.
2004-05 (Sophomore): One of two players to start all 32 games...Named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first-team All-WAC selection...Earned honorable-mention All-America honors from the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated.com and Rivals.com...Named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District 8 First Team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 13 First Team...Selected to the Basketball Times All-Rockies team...Led the WAC in scoring at 20.7 points per game...Also ranked third in the league in rebounding (9.4 rpg), fourth in blocked shots (1.59 bpg) and sixth in both field-goal percentage (.502) and free-throw percentage (.789) ...Averaged a double-double in conference play with 21.8 points and 10.7 rebounds per WAC game...Led the team and ranked third in the conference with 16 double-doubles...Scored in double figures in every game and led the Wolf Pack in scoring in 26 of 32 contests...Finished the season ranked 14th in the nation in scoring and 22nd in rebounding...Set Nevada's sophomore records for scoring (662) and blocked shots (51)...Both efforts were also the third-best single-season marks in school history...Set the school's single-season record for free throws made (183) and finished with the second-best single-season mark for free throws attempted (232)...Became the first Wolf Pack player since 1988-89 to average 20 or more points per game...Named WAC Player of the Week a conference-high three times (11/22/04, 1/10/05 and 2/21/05)...Scored a then career-high 33 points at Tulsa (1/20/05), which tied him for the most points in a WAC game...Registered 20 or more points in a game 18 times and reached 30 or more on two occasions...Recorded a career-best 18 rebounds at Louisiana Tech (1/6/05)...Established career highs in free throws made (14) and attempted (16) at Boise State (2/10/05)...Led the team in three-point field-goals made (33) and was second in three-point field goal percentage...Named to the preseason All-WAC team by the media and earned preseason second-team All-WAC honors from the league's coaches...Made the 12-man USA Basketball Men's Under 21 National Team and spent the summer playing with that squad...helped the USA team to a fifth-place finish at the 2005 FIBA Men's U21 World Championship in Mar De Plata, Argentina...Finished second on that squad in rebounding with 4.6 boards per contest at the world championships.
2003-04 (Freshman): Played in all 34 games and started 22...Named to the WAC All-Newcomer team...Finished second on the team in scoring (12.6 ppg) behind Kirk Snyder...Led the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and blocked shots (1.29 bpg)...Shot a team-best 52.8 percent from the field...Ranked third on the team with 24 three-point field goals made...Tied for fourth in the WAC with seven double-doubles...Ranked fourth in the conference in rebounding, 13th in scoring and third in blocked shots...Set the Wolf Pack freshman record for scoring (429 points) and blocked shots with 44...Also set the freshman record at Nevada for field goal percentage...Scored a season-high 32 points against UTEP (2/14/04) and ripped down a season-best 15 rebounds in that game...Named WAC Player of the Week (2/9/04)...Registered 20 or more points in six games, including four 20+ point games in a row...Made a then career-high three three-pointers on two occasions against Weber State (12/13/03) and Hawai`i (1/5/04)...Registered a career-high four blocks three times, the last time against UTEP (2/14/04)...Spent a portion of the summer of 2004 traveling to China with the NIT All-Stars...The All-Stars went 8-0 on the tour...Averaged 10.2 points per game...Named preseason All-WAC by the league's media and second team by the league's coaches.
High School: Earned three varsity letters in basketball at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo....Led his team to a record of 25-2 and the Class 4A state championship as a senior...Named MVP of the state tournament after he averaged 25.6 points game...Also grabbed 44 rebounds and registered 15 blocks...Named Mr. Basketball (Player of the Year - All Classifications) for the state of Colorado in 2002-03 by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post...Named first team all-state and All-Colorado by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post...Earned first team all-conference honors and was named the Jefferson County Player of the Year in 2002-03...Led Ralston Valley High to a record of 63-12 during his three seasons on the varsity squad...Averaged 26.4 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game his senior season...Ranked as the 31st best senior center by the USBWA Basketball Times...Named 2001-02 4A Mr. Basketball, All-Colorado and first-team all-state...Also named the Jefferson County Player of the Year following his junior year...His team went 24-1 overall and 10-0 in league to claim the league championship and 4A District championship in 2001-02...Member of the 2002 USA Development Festival West Team that went 2-3 and took the bronze medal...Ranked tied for ninth among Festival leaders in field-goal percentage (.500)...Recorded game highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds versus the East.
Personal: Majoring in General Studies...Born June 17, 1985...Son of Joe and Kim Fazekas...Enjoys swimming and playing Nintendo...Hopes to surf one day...An avid collector of Jordan brand basketball shoes.