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Nick Novak Second-Team NABC All-Atlantic Region - 03/22/2013

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Nick Novak Second-Team NABC All-Region
     03/22/13...Pitt-Johnstown senior guard Nick Novak (Murrysville, Pa.), who recently was named NCAA Division II Daktronics Second-Team All-Region, also earned a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) Second-Team All-Atlantic Region Team when this year's honors were released on Friday... (Full NABC Release)

     Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division II, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. The 89 student-athletes, from eight districts, are now eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America teams, selected by the NABC.

     Novak, a two-time First-Team All-WVIAC selection, led the Mountain Cats in scoring (21.9 ppg.), assists (161), steals (63), field goals (232-430), and free-throws (135-161).
     Nationally, he ranks 13th in scoring, 15th in assists per game,  26th in steals per game, 64th in field goal percentage, and 66th in free-throw percentage.
     Novak holds the Mountain Cat record for assists (545),  field goals-made (759), and career free-throw percentage (86.1%) and is second on the all-time scoring list (2,023 pts.).

2013 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION II ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS AND COACHES
Atlantic Region
First Team

Alex Falk, West Liberty
Whis Grant, East Stroudsburg
Luis Leao, Mercyhurst
Chad Moore, Shepherd
Isaac Thornton, Fairmont State
Byron Westmorland, Bowie State

Second Team
Darrell Blanton, Gannon
Nick Novak, Pitt-Johnstown
Trevin Parks, Johnson C. Smith
Angelo Sharpless, Elizabeth City
Devin Taylor, Slippery Rock

     Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.