2006 Nevada Wolfpack Basketball Preview
2006 Nevada Wolfpack Basketball Predictions
The Nevada Wolf Pack (27- 6 overall and 13- 3 in WAC) have won their conference title for three years going. They’d like to do more than that this year. The Wolf Pack wants to get into the Top-Ten teams in the nation and at least advance into week two of March Madness.
The on-court leader, point guard Ramon Sessions (4.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.9 APG), is back and will provide solid playmaking. Senior Kyle Shiloh (8.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.2 APG) offers fine defense and a great three-point shot. Marcelus Kemp (15.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.3 APG) returns with speed and shooting skills; he’s one of the most dynamic shooting guards around.
Senior forward Nick Fazekas (21.8 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 2.1 APG), who has been WAC Player of the Year two seasons in a row, will dominate the WAC frontcourts. Fazekas has athleticism and versatility. Forward Demarshay Johnson (5.0 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 0.5 APG) is not eligible to play in the first semester. David Ellis (1.6 PPG, 1.1 RPG, 0.3 APG) will be given the chance to replace him in the first half. Freshmen Matt LaGrone, JaVale McGee and Richie Phillips will all see action in the front.
Coach Mark Fox (52- 13 in 2 years) possesses both a fine front and backcourt. Along with a dynamic group of experienced players, Fox has amassed some talented freshman. If this team is going to make a run for it, this is the season to do it.
The WAC title and NCAA Tournament seem certain. There’s a lot of skill and desire on this team. A great post-season will really boost Frazekas’ NBA stock. This club should do better than it’s ever done at the Big Dance. Sweet Sixteen or Elite Eight are possible, if everything falls into place.
If you want more info on the 2006 Nevada Wolfpack College basketball team check out the NCAA's official basketball team page of the program or check view other mid major previews from MadduxSports.com of universities like the New Mexico State Aggies and San Diego State Aztecs.