Team Japan went three-and-out at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, but it was surely still a memory Nevada Wolf Pack alum Nick Fazekas will always remember.
Fazekas became a Japanese citizen last year, which made him eligible to play for Japan in this year's World Cup and next year's Olympics.
Japan lost all three of its game in group play, an 86-67 loss to Turkey, an 89-76 loss to the Czech Republic and a 98-45 loss to the United States. Fazekas started all three games and ranked third on the team in scoring, second in rebounding and second in player efficiency.
Here were his game-by-game stats.
vs. Turkey: 30 minutes, 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 turnovers, 1 assist, 6-of-9 shooting, 3-of-5 threes
vs. Czech Republic: 28 minutes, 12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 turnovers, 1 assist, 5-of-7 shooting, 1-of-1 threes, 1-of-4 free throws
vs. United States: 16 minutes, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 2-of-8 shooting, 0-of-1 threes
25 minutes per game, 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 turnovers, 1.3 steals, 0.7 assists, 54.2 percent shooting, 57.1 percent from three, 25 percent from the free throw line
The 34-year-old Fazekas and Japan are expected to get an automatic bid into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the host country.