After a stand out high school career at Kenosha St. Joseph's High School, Nick Van Exel earned Third Team All-America honors (AP, Basketball Times and Basketball Weekley) and was a finalist for the Wooden Award as a senior at Cincinnati
Drafted in 1993 by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round (37th overall)
Was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1994.
Finished his career with the San Antonio Spurs in 2006
Was named to the Western Conference All-Star team in 1998
Won the Victor Award for Comeback Player of the Year following the 1997-98 season
Wears number 31 in honor of Pearl Washington (his favorite college player growing up)
With a quick first step, Nick Van Exel earned one nickname "Nick the Quick." And for his propensity to hit big shots, he earned another - "Nick at Night."
Van Exel finished his career 34th in assists in NBA history
Van Exel played for six NBA teams during his 13 year career
Finished 38th All-Time in NBA history for assists per game
Van Exel spent the last two seasons as the player development coach for the Atlanta Hawks