: Although the early entry list of players for the 2006 NBA draft on June 28 won't be released until Wednesday, Nevada's Nick Fazekas has been working out to prepare for the process.
His father, Joe Fazekas, said six teams have shown early interest in having the 6-foot-11 Wolf Pack star work out for them.
"Sacramento wants him to come to them (for a workout)," said the elder Fazekas. "The Pacers are going to come to Reno. The Lakers, they want him to come to L.A.
"Phoenix has shown some interest, and the Spurs, too, but they don't have a first-round pick. That's the problem. Cleveland has shown interest, too."
Fazekas, the two-time Western Athletic Conference player of the year, is testing the NBA draft interest in him, but hasn't hired an agent and could return to Nevada for his senior season. Fazekas has said he would return to school if he's not convinced that he would be a first-round choice. Early list candidates can withdraw from the draft by June 18 and retain their eligibility.
Nevada coach Mark Fox said Fazekas has gained weight since the end of the season in mid-March and is now up to 240 pounds. There has been speculation that Fazekas' weight and strength are a concern for some NBA teams.
"Some teams have said he doesn't need to put on more weight, just get stronger," said the elder Fazekas.
There has been early speculation that Fazekas could be a late first-round or early second-round selection in the draft. DraftExpress.com calls him a possible first-round pick with a question mark.
"If he's not a first rounder this year, it's hard to imagine him ever being one since there isn't much left for him to accomplish individually in the NCAA," according to DraftExpress.com.
The younger Fazekas could be invited to the NBA pre-draft camp at Orlando, Fla., June 6-10.
If the player is invited, the elder Fazekas said his son would attend the camp, but might pass on participating in games at the camp.
"I don't think he should play," said the elder Fazekas. "I've heard it's guard oriented and as a big guy you are on your own. Nobody feeds you the ball.
"He would do everything, but the game."
The elder Fazekas said that would include being measured and weighed and undergoing strength tests.