6'0" 180 lbs.
Murrysville, Pa. / Franklin Regional High School
Nick Novak, a 2012-13 Basketball Times Preseason All-American selection, led the Mountain Cats in both scoring (19.5 ppg.) and assists (4.1 apg.) on his way to being named First-Team All-WVIAC. Novak, who became the 23rd Mountain Cat to reach the 1,000-point plateau at Glenville State (WV) College on December 3, also led the team in free-throw percentage at 85.8% and was second in field goal percentage at 58.5%. He ranked 17th in NCAA Division II in field goal percentage, 30th in scoring and 42nd in free-throw percentage. Novak enters the 2012-13 season ranked eighth on the Mountain Cat All-Time Scoring List with 1,409 points and seventh on the all-time assists list with 384. Novak paced the Mountain Cats in scoring 13 times, including a season-high 30 points at Seton Hill on January 21. He also led the team in assists 17 times. Last summer, Novak represented the United States as a member of the Global Sports Select/All-Star Basketball Team that competed in Belgium and Holland.
Novak has career-highs of 31 points against Shepherd (WV) on Feb. 17, 2011, seven rebounds on four occasions, and 10 assists against Concord (WV) on Nov. 13, 2010 and 10 assists against West Virginia Wesleyan on Feb. 23, 2011.
Novak, a Second-Team All-WVIAC choice and a two-time WVIAC Player of the Week selection, paced Pitt-Johnstown in assists (155) and free-throw percentage (90.8%) and was second in scoring (18.0 ppg.). Novak was also second on the team in field goal percentage (55.9%), third in steals (22) and tied for third in rebounding (3.6 rpg.). He finished fourth in the country in free-throw percentage, 40th in field goal percentage and 76th in scoring.
2009-10 SeasonAt Franklin Regional High School
Novak stepped into the starting point-guard position as a true freshman on his way to earning a spot on the WVIAC All-Freshmen Team. Novak finished third on the team in scoring (12.8 ppg.) and second in field-goal percentage (57.1%), steals (28) and assists (115). He also averaged 2.7 rpg. and shot 82.9% (68-82) from the free-throw line. Novak’s 57.1% (140-245) field-goal percentage ranked third in the WVIAC and 35th in the country, while his 4.1 assists per game ranked 89th in NCAA Division II. He led the team in scoring five times and assists 11 times. Novak also scored in double figures 17 times. Novak posted a single-game highs of 29 points on perfect 13-13 shooting at Shepherd on Feb. 27. He also grabbed seven rebounds at Fairmont State (WV) on Jan. 28, 2010, and dished out nine assists against Penn State-New Kensington on Dec. 9, 2009.
Novak played for Head Coach Doug Kelly at Franklin Regional High School. Novak, a 2008-09 Associated Press Second-Team AAAA All-State selection, led the WPIAL in scoring in 2008-09 at 28.8 points per game on his way to being named the Section I Most Valuable Player. As a senior, Novak averaged 28.2 points, 5.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. He holds Franklin Regional High School’s single-game scoring record with 45 points against Woodland Hills High School. His 618 points in 2008-09 is also the school’s single-season scoring record. Novak, the 2009 WPIAL Player of the Year, was selected to play in the McDonalds' Roundball Classic and Pittsburgh’s “Fabulous 5” All-Star Game. He led his team to the AAAA Section I championship and a spot in the PIAA State Playoffs.