Zack Novak 0
Zack Novak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesterton, Ind.

High School:
Chesterton

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Guard


07/17/2012

Novak Continuing to Inspire Young Athletes Through His Skills Camp

Novak Continuing to Inspire Young Athletes Through His Skills Camp

07/11/2012

Forty-Nine Wolverines Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Forty-Nine Wolverines Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

07/11/2012

Person to Return for Fifth Year with Program

Person to Return for Fifth Year with Men's Basketball Team

07/10/2012

Trio of Wolverines Named to NABC Honors Court

Men's Hoops Trio Named to NABC Honors Court

04/16/2012

2011-12 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

2011-12 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

11/29/2011

Zack Novak Talks About the Maui Invite

Zack Novak talks about the Maui Invitational.

03/15/2012

Michigan Shootaround - AP Photos

Michigan practices for an NCAA college basketball tournament game against Ohio.

01/14/2012

Men's Basketball at Iowa

AP Gallery

Pronunciation, last name: "KNOW-vac"

Michigan Career ... Played in 134 career games (t-3rd all-time) ... Started 122 career games (3rd all-time) ... Started 93 straight games to close career ... Scored 1,082 career points (40th all-time) ... Grabbed 609 career rebounds (25th all-time) ... Became 28th U-M player to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in a career ... Made 214 career three-point field goals (4th all-time) ... Attempted 591 career three-point field goals (5th all-time) ... Played 4,357 career minutes (1st all-time) ... Second U-M played to serve as captain for three seasons, joining Lester Abram ... Because just the second sophomore captain for the Wolverines, joining the late Robert Traylor ... Helped U-M make NCAA Tournament in three of four season ... Helped U-M return to NCAA Tournament in 2009 after a 12 year absence ... Helped U-M win the Big Ten title in 2012, its first title in 26 years -- sharing with Michigan State and Ohio State.

Senior (2011-12) ... Capital One Academic All-America Third Team (first Wolverine since 1984) ... All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media) ... Lowe's CLASS Award Top 10 Finalist ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-America ... CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District First Team (third straight year) ... NABC Honors Court ... BCAM Academic-Athletic Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... U-M Leaders of Distinction Award ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Seth Davis' Sports Illustrated All-Glue Team (second straight year) ... U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award ... U-M's Thad Garner Leadership Award (with Stu Douglass) ... U-M's Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement ... U-M's Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting ... U-M's Iron Man Award ... U-M's Charge Award ... Team Captain ... Became the 40th man in program history to grab 500 rebounds (Dec. 13) ... Helped U-M to its first Big Ten title in 26 years ... Shared conference title with Michigan State and Ohio State ... U-M finished with 13-5 Big Ten record, the most conference wins since 2002-03 ... Helped U-M to a 24-10 record, its best record since the 1997-998 season and its 24th 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to a 15-1 record at Crisler Arena, its best record since the 1989-90 season ... Helped U-M to an 8-1 Big Ten home record, its best conference record at home since 1985-86 ... Helped U-M to its highest seed all-time at the Big Ten Tournament (No. 2) ... Lost in the semifinal to No. 3 seed Ohio State, 77-55 ... Helped U-M to its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region -- its highest seeding since 1998 ... Lost in second round to Ohio, 65-60 ... Helped U-M remain ranked among the nation's top 25 - a span of 19 weeks ... Helped U-M to five wins over nationally ranks opponents, including three top-10 teams ... Started all 34 games, one of two Wolverines to do so ... Made his 100th career start vs. Bradley (Dec. 22), becoming the 18th Wolverine in program history to reach the milestone ... Averaged 9.2 points per game ... Scored in double figures 16 times ... Had a career-high 22 points and matched a career-best seven field goals made vs. UCLA in the Maui Invitational (Nov. 23) ... Shot 47.6 percent (110-for-231) from the field ... Second on the team in three point field goal percentage, shooting 40.9 percent (52-for-127) ... Hit a season-high five three pointers at Arkansas (Jan. 21) ... Led the team in free-throw shooting percentage, shooting 85.7 percent (42-for-49) from the line ... Third on the team with 154 rebounds ... Had 16 games with five or more rebounds, including a season-high 11 against Iowa State (Dec. 3) ... One rebound shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds vs. Illinois (Feb. 12) ... Recorded 61 assists, including a career-high eight vs. Oakland (Dec. 10) ... Registered 26 steals ... Third on the team in minutes played (33.7) ... Played 30-or-more minutes in 27 games ... Played a season high 40 minutes at Michigan State (Feb. 5).

Junior (2010-11) ... Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team (second straight year) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... CBS Sports' Seth Davis' All-Glue Guy Team ... U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award ... U-M's Thad Garner Leadership Award ... U-M's Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement ... U-M's Loy Vaught Rebounding Award ... U-M's Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting ... U-M's Iron Man Award ... U-M's Charge Award ... Team Captain (with Stu Douglass) ... Became the 57th Wolverine to play in 100 career games (March 20) ... Helped U-M to a 21-14 record -- the 23rd 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to the semifinal of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2003 ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 68-61 ... Helped U-M to its 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned No. 8 seed in the Midwest regional ... Defeated No. 9 Tennessee, 75-45, in the second round to record the largest margin of victory ever in an 8/9 seeded tournament game ... Lost No. 1 seed Duke, 73-71, after missing a game-tying shot as time expired in regulation ... Helped U-M sweep its season series with Michigan State -- the first time for the program since 1996-97 ... Started all 35 games, one of three Wolverines to do so ... Averaged 8.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game ... Averaged 8.9 points per game in Big Ten contests ... Recorded five double-doubles, against Harvard (Dec. 4), Concordia (Dec. 6), Oakland (Dec. 18), Kansas (Jan. 9), and Tennessee (March 18) ... Scored 313 points ... Recorded double-digit points in 17 games ... Led U-M with 14 points in the NCAA Tournament win over Tennessee (March 18) ... Poured in a team-high 19 points at Michigan State (Jan. 27) ... Led Wolverines with 203 rebounds, including a team-high 173 defensive boards and 30 offensive boards ... Led the team in rebounds in 17 games ... Recorded double-digit rebounds in five games ... Was 11th in the Big Ten in rebounds per game (5.8/g) ... Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Concordia (Dec. 6) ... Recorded 56 assists ... Shot 38.3 percent (92-for-240) from the field ... Shot 38.5 percent (65-for-169) from three-point range ... Tied a career-high with six three pointers at Michigan State (Jan. 27) ... Shot 83.1 percent (64-for-77) from the free throw line ... Tallied five blocks ... Recorded a career-high two blocks against Bowling Green (Nov. 18) ... Recorded 21 steals ... Had a career-high three steals against Northwestern (Feb. 9) and matched that in the NCAA Tournament game against Duke (March 20) ... Led team with 1,224 minutes ... Averaged 35.0 minutes per game ... Played 30-or-more minutes in 33 games ... Played a career-high 44 minutes against Kansas (Jan. 9) and played all 40 minutes in the NCAA Tournament game against Duke (March 20).

Sophomore (2009-10) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team ... Old Spice Classic "Scholar-Ballers" Recipient ... U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award ... U-M's Thad Garner Leadership Award ... U-M's Charge Award ... Team Captain (tri) ... Second sophomore at U-M to be named captain ... Helped U-M to a 15-17 record ... Helped U-M to the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 69-68, after the Buckeyes hit a three-pointer as time expired to win ... Started 31 games ... Averaged 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game ... Scored 228 points ... Scored in double-figures seven times ... Scored a season-high 18 points at Indiana (Dec. 31) ... Grabbed 132 rebounds, 43 offensive and 89 defensive ... Had seven-plus rebounds four times ... Recorded a season-high nine rebounds at Indiana (Dec. 31) ... Recorded 50 assists ... Had two five-plus assist games ... Shot 37.4 percent (79-for-211) from the field ... Shot 30.6 percent (44-for-144) from three-point range ... Shot 68.4 percent (26-for-38) from the free-throw line ... Made 44 three-point field goals ... Had a season-high four three-pointers three times -- at Indiana (Dec. 31), at Purdue (Jan. 23) and Illinois (Feb. 23) ... Had eight blocks this season ... Recorded 30 steals ... Tied a career-high with three steals twice -- against Alabama (Nov. 29) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 5) ... Played 1,028 minutes ... Averaged 33.2 minutes per game ... Played 30-or-more minutes in 25 games ... Played a season-high 41 minutes at Iowa (Feb. 16).

Freshman (2008-09) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... U-M's Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement ... U-M's Iron Man Award ... Helped U-M to a 21-14 record ... Helped U-M to its 21st NCAA Tournament appearance and the program's first since 1998 ... Earned No. 10 seed in the South regional ... Defeated No. 7 Clemson, 62-59, before losing to No. 2 Oklahoma, 73-63 ... Helped U-M become John Beilein's fourth program to earn an NCAA Tournament bid ... Helped U-M to four wins over nationally ranked opponents, including two wins over top-five team ... Played in 34 games with 22 starts ... Started his final 22 games of the season ... Began season playing the two-guard, before moving to the post during the second half of the season ... Averaged 6.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists ... Posted eight double-figure scoring games ... Led U-M in scoring in two games ... Scored 20 points against Wisconsin (Dec. 31) after closing the game 7-for-11 from the field with a 5-for-8 showing on three-point field goals ... Closed with a 14-point effort in upset win over Duke (Dec. 6), going 4-for-7 on three-pointers, including a back-to-back effort midway in the second half to help U-M to lead for good ... Had a season-best nine rebounds at Illinois (Jan. 14) ... Had 16 games with four-plus rebounds ... Led U-M in rebounding in three games ... Second on U-M with 48 assists (1.4) ... Drained a team-best 52 three-point field goals ... Had 13 games with multiple long range buckets ... Had a career-best six three-pointers against Minnesota (Feb. 19) ... Had five three-point field goals against Wisconsin (Dec. 31) ... Shot 37.1 percent (72-for-194) from the field, 34.4 percent (52-for-151) on three-point field goals and 68.9 percent (31-for-45) on free throws ... Had 17 steals (0.5) ... Had a career-best three steals against Savannah State (Nov. 29) ... Played 28.2 minutes per game ... Played 20-or-more minutes in 28 games ... Had 16 games playing 30-plus minutes and two games with 40-plus.

Prep Career ... Chesterton High School (2008) ... Coached by Tom Peller ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Four-year starter at Chesterton ... Compiled 57-31 all-time record at Chesterton ... Averaged 20.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.9 steals for prep career ... Chesterton High School all-time leading scorer with 1,791 points, broke record of Lenny Eason (1,231) ... Set the Porter County record for freshman scoring (335 points, 15.9 per game) ... Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) All-State first team (2008) ... First Chesterton player to be chosen since 2000 (Brett Buscher, Purdue (2001-04)) ... IBCA Academic All-State (2008) ... Associated Press All-State first team (2008) ... Indiana All-Star Team (2008) ... Selected to play in Indiana/Kentucky All-Star Game (2008) ... Indiana Junior All-Star Team (2007) ... Four-time Duneland Athletic Conference first team (2005, '06, '07, '08) ... Four-time Chesterton High School Most Valuable Player (2005, '06, '07, '08) ... 2008 Northwest Times Player of the Year ... Four-time Northwest Times All-Area (2005, '06, '07, '08) ... Northwest Times H-O-R-S-E and 3-Point Champion over Portage's Lisa Samplawski (2007) ... Post Tribune Player of the Year (2008) ... Four-time Post Tribune All-Region (2005, '06, '07, '08) ... Two-time Michigan City News Dispatch Player of the Year (2006, '08) ... Four-time Michigan City News Dispatch All-Area (2005, '06, '07, '08) ... Hoosier Basketball Magazine All-State (2008)... Selected to participate in the 2008 Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Workout ... Three-time selection to participate in the IBCA/IHSAA Top 100 Showcase ... Indiana North/South All-Star (2008) ... Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star (2008) ... As a senior (2007-08): Averaged 26.9 points (592), 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 steals ... Closed season as third-best scorer in state of Indiana (26.9) ... Led Chesterton to a 19-3 record ... Led Chesterton to first outright DAC title (12-2) ... Lost in 4A Sectional semifinal to Crown Point (59-57)... Advanced to semifinal after win over Merrillville (76-62) ... As a junior (2006-07): Averaged 21.6 points (477), 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals ... Led Chesterton to a 15-7 record ... Lost in overtime in 4A Sectional semifinal to Merrillville (57-55) ... Advanced to semifinal after overtime win over Crown Point (70-65) ... As a sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 16.8 points (387), 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals ... Led Chesterton to a 14-9 record ... Lost in 4A Sectional championship to Valparaiso (57-47) ... Advanced to final after wins over Crown Point (81-69) in semifinal and Hobart (60-34) in first round ... As a freshman (2004-05): Averaged 15.9 points (335), 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals ... Led Chesterton to a 9-12 record ... Started as a freshman ... Lost in 4A Sectional semifinal to Crown Point (61-48) ... AAU: Played for Indiana Elite ... Coached by Mark Adams.

Personal ... Given name is Zachariah Joseph Novak ... Born on May 17, 1990 in Hammond, Ind. ... Son of Dana Vandenburgh and David Novak ... Enrolled in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business ... Business major ... Left-handed ... Committed to Michigan (March 9, 2008) ... Signed with Michigan (April 16, 2008).

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