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20 - Steve Novak

6-9, 216 Small Forward
MARQUETTE_65.GIF Marquette Senior
Birthday
06/13/84 (35.4 yrs)
Hometown
Brown Deer, WI
High School
Brown Deer
Athleticism
4
Size
8
Defense
6
Strength
6
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
10
NBA Ready
9
Ball Handling
NA
Potential
7
Passing
NA
Intangibles
8
72 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Matt Bullard

Aran Smith – 3/25/2006

Strengths: One of the purest shooters around … Effortless release on his shot … Has a lifetime free throw and 3 point shooting percentage higher than JJ Redick … His range extends easily out to NBA 3 … A player that cannot be left open … Only missed 18 free throws over his entire college career … Could fit a role as a specialty shooter on the next level … Very crafty player … Competitive, good decision maker … Has good size and length which helps him to get shots off … Gets the most of his abilities … Steps up in big games, put up 41 points leading Marquette to a win over UConn in his senior year … Showed steady improvement each year, and stepped up as the team’s leader as a senior taking Marquette into the NCAA tournament … Passing skills and vision are decent … His body strength has shown steady improvement … With added strength he has become a better rebounder …

Weaknesses: His game is fairly one dimensional as a spot up shooter … Over 2/3 of his FG attempts are from 3 … Athleticism is well below average, his speed and agility is poor … Doesn’t get much lift, rarely dunks the ball … His foot speed limits his overall effectiveness … Not a highly aggressive player, some of that has to do with his lack of body strength … Shies away from contact … Has no real back to the basket game … A defensive liability. Lacks the foot speed to defend small forwards and the strength to defend power forwards … Doesn’t have the speed or ball handling to create shots for himself … He can struggle to get looks if an athletic player is defending him …

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