Sweet 16 Contributors

TRENT JOHNSON Nevada’s run to the Sweet 16 in 2003-2004 was a lengthy process that was in the making from the moment Trent Johnson was hired to be the head coach of the men’s basketball team in 1999. He had an eye for talent and was able to bring in players such as Kirk Snyder and Nick Fazekas that could have been at other big-name schools. It was through his passion and intensity that he was able to lead Nevada to the biggest stage it has ever competed on at the national level.

KIRK SNYDER Kirk Snyder was arguably the best player on the best team Nevada has ever seen. In his last year with Nevada he led the team in scoring with an average of 18.8 points per game. In his final game with the Wolf Pack in the Sweet 16 on March 26, 2004, he led Nevada with 21 points in the 72-67 upset to Georgia Tech. He skipped his senior year for the NBA draft, in which he was the 16th pick.

NICK FAZEKAS Nevada’s leader for most points scored on the basketball court ever is Nick Fazekas. In his four seasons playing for Nevada, he scored a total of 2,464 points. He began his career with a bang as one of the starters on the 2003-2004 team when he was just a freshman. He was the second-leading scorer on that Sweet 16 team by averaging 12.6 points per game, and he led in rebounds with 7.6 per game. He was the 34th pick in the second-round of the 2007 NBA Draft.

TODD OKESON Todd Okeson was the last senior point guard Nevada had before Deonte Burton. He came from a small town in Kansas called Weskan, which has a population of close to 300 people. He played two years at Dodge City Community College before spending his final two years at Nevada. He was the starting point guard for the Sweet 16 team, averaging 11.2 points and 3.9 assists per game.

GARRY HILL-THOMAS As the years that Garry Hill-Thomas played for Nevada past, his scoring average decreased from 15.6 points per game during his sophomore year to 9.8 during his senior year to become more of a team player. He was one of the starting guards on the 2003-2004 team, which was his last year with the Wolf Pack. He saw action in the starting lineup early on during his freshman year. He has returned to Nevada for the 2013-2014 season a