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Steve Novak
Full Name: Steven Michael Novak
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 / 220
Birthdate: June 13, 1984 (Libertyville, Ill.)
High School: Brown Deer HS (Brown Deer, Wis.)
College: Marquette
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Marquette
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 33 0 67 113 .504 31 33 .939 55 109 .505 71 17 7 0 220 6.70
2003-04 31 29 118 290 .407 62 68 .912 89 207 .430 143 39 23 3 387 12.5
2004-05 31 29 127 278 .457 76 84 .905 89 193 .461 127 28 16 2 419 13.5
2005-06 31 31 173 363 .477 74 76 .974 121 259 .467 183 39 20 4 541 17.5
Totals 126 89 485 1064 .456 243 261 .931 354 768 .461 524 123 66 9 1567 12.4

Career Highlights: Holds Marquette career mark for three-point field goals made (354). Finished 10th all-time on school chart for career points (1,567) and became sixth player in Marquette history to record 1,500 points and 500 rebounds.

Senior (2005-06): All-Big East First Team selection. Led Big East in three-point field goal percentage (.467) and three-pointers per game (3.90), and finished sixth in scoring (17.5 ppg). Set career highs in points (41) and rebounds (16) vs. No. 2 Connecticut. Set Marquette record with 68 consecutive free throws made, ending streak vs. Cincinnati. Named Great Alaska Shootout MVP after recording 51 total points and tying the Shootout championship-game record with six threes vs. South Carolina. Recorded six three-pointers in nine contests on the season.

Junior (2004-05): Ranked sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.461) and 33rd in three-point field goals per game (2.9) nationally. Also ranked second in C-USA in free throw percentage (.905) and three-point percentage, and 21st in scoring (13.5 ppg), both single-season junior records at Marquette. Scored double figures in 26 games, including seven 20-plus scoring efforts. Made at least four three-pointers 11 times on the season.

Sophomore (2003-04): Ranked 20th in nation in three-point field goal percentage (.430) and 39th in three-pointers made per game (2.87). Led C-USA in free throw percentage (.912). Finished second on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg) and tied for second in rebounding (4.6 rpg). Registered 19 double-figure scoring games and had three or more three-pointers in 14 contests. Scored 30 points, including a career-high eight three-pointers, vs. Louisville. Averaged 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 three-point field goals in three NIT games.

Freshman (2002-03): Conference USA All-Freshman Team and C-USA Sixth Man of the Year. Led C-USA in three-point field goal percentage in overall (.505) and league (.518) games, establishing league single-season records in both categories. Named to the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team after shooting .560 (14-of-25) in five NCAA Tournament games.

Strengths: Pure shooter with NBA range. Excellent mechanics on his jumpshot. Plays well within the team concept and demonstrates good shot selection. Has improved his passing and rebounding skills.

Personal: Majored in Communications Studies.