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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Rosiak Recaps Novak's Journey to the NBA Draft

Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel took full advantage of his access to the MU program with his article this morning. Rosiak offers and in-depth assessment of Novak's performance at the NBA pre-draft camp last week, calling it a 'mixed show'. Tom Crean was more positive:

"He was the best screener, in my opinion and in the opinion of a few others I talked to, in the entire camp," Crean said. "He consistently got people open. That's kind of the epitome of what he needed to do in that camp. He needed to show that he could do a lot more things than just shoot and score the basketball, and I think he did.

"He played aggressive defense, he didn't get beat off the dribble, he ran in transition, he got people open, he played with a lot of energy, and he was effective in pick-and-roll offense and pick-and-roll defense."
The article is loaded with additional detail on Steve's week in Orlando.

Novak's auditions are not complete. He's expected to work out for Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, Dallas, and San Antonio before the draft.

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