Fazekas Has Potential

The 6-10 center with the soft touch, Nick Fazekas from Colorado, is intriguing to college coaches. He's just starting to get more recruiting attention from the Big 12, Pac-10, Big East, and Mountain West, and could get quite a bit more...

Nick Fazekas, 6-10 SR PF/C, Arvada (Col.) Ralston Valley, was fairly unknown going into the spring, but college coaches have noticed him, especially at the Nike Camp.

"Ive heard from schools around me quite a bit," Fazekas said. "And lately, like right before Nike, I was hearing from more."

Fazekas, who averaged 23 points and 9 rebounds as a junior, said he's now hearing primarily from Utah, Stanford, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Colorado, Colorado State and Marquette. He said he didn't have a favorite, or even a few favorites at this time, though. He has heard from Utah and Colorado State quite a bit and Colorado has offered a scholarship.

"I'm just beginning to get to know the schools," he said. "I only really know the head coaches at some of the schools and that's about it. Like at Utah, I know Coach Majerus. But most of the places I don't know much more than that." He said he has visited Colorado and Colorado State unofficially, the two local schools.

Fazekas is a very skilled frontcourt player, with one of the softest touches for a big man in the west. He's still very thin and needs to bulk up. Probably the biggest issue about Fazekas are his feet. He runs very awkwardly, on the inside edge of his shoe. When asked if he were injured he said he wasn't, but there are reports that he'll need corrective surgery. If he indeed does, and it corrects his ability to move, Fazekas, with his skills, could become a huge recruiting target in the west.

When asked what was important to him in picking a college, he said one aspect was at the top of his priority list: Playing time. "I want to play as a freshman. All the other things like the education and coaching staff, they mean something, but the most important thing to me is playing early."

He said he has a 2.8 GPA and scored a qualifying 18 on the ACT.

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