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#13 Nick Mezyk

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Class: Junior

Pos: Guard

Ht: 6'2"


Wt: 185 lbs.

Hometown: Johnstown, Pa.

High School: Westmont Hilltop H.S.

At Pitt-Johnstown
2003-04 SeasonAfter joining the starting line-up midway through the season, Nick proved to be one of the top shooting guards in NCAA Division II. Nick played in 26 games, including 12 starts. He finished third in the nation in Three-Point Field Goal Percentage at 52.8% (65-123). Along with leading the Mountain Cats in three-point field goal percentage and three-point field goals made, Nick also made 27 of his 28 free-throw attempts to lead the team at 96.4%. In his first two seasons, he has made 38 of 39 (97.4%) free-throws. Nick also finished third on the team in scoring at 10.6 ppg. He led the team in three-point field goals made (65) and was second in field goal percentage (55.4%). Five times Nick led Pitt-Johnstown in scoring during the 2003-04 season. Nick has also made six three-pointers in a game three separate times. In his first two seasons at Pitt-fJohnstown, Nick has posted highs of 22 points against Clarion University on 11/22/03, three rebounds on five occasions and three assists on three occasions.

2002-03 SeasonNick played in all 27 games and made seven starts. He averaged 5.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. Nick made 37 three-point field goals, including a 6-for-6 performance from three-point range against Brescia (KY) University on 11/29/02. He was also 11-11 from the free-throw line for the season.

At Westmont Hilltop High SchoolNick played for Head Coach Dave Roman Jr. at Westmont Hilltop High School where he finished his career as the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,456 points. He averaged 18.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game as a senior on his way to being named First Team All Laurel Highlands Conference and a Big John Riley All-Star selection. Nick also shot 52.2% from the field, 46.5% from three-point range and 89.5% from the free-throw line during the 2001-02 season. He holds school records for three-point field goals made in a season (93), three-points field goals made in a career (230), three-point field goal percentage in a season (46.5%) and three-point field goal percentage in a career (45.8%). Nick was a three-year starter and three-year recipient of the Skip Pristow Outstanding Basketball Player Award in high school. He helped lead his team to the 2000 District VI Championship. Nick was also named Most Valuable Player of the Windber Rotary Tournament and an All-Tournament selection at the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat Tournament and the Hilltopper Classic Tournament.
Last Reviewed: December 7, 2004