2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

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2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby 51ACE » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:24 pm

Just read on verbal commits that we offered this kid. He is from Hobart, but appears to be going to a prep school in northern Indiana this year. Based on the video I watched, I am good with it. He looks fairly athletic, and one would only assume he will fill out some more. Only one other offer, William and Mary, so I would think as of now we would have a legit chance to land him.

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby bikerace » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 pm

Has good hands and can score inside or outside would be a good fit for our program need to sign him this fall if we can

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby Tom Servo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:56 pm

I think this guy would be a fantastic pickup if we could get him.

These are the types of players we need to be offering. Shooters with size. I would put this guy at the top of the list from what I saw.

If we could sign this guy and/or Ryan Davis, David Viti, and Rashad Williams this fall that would be a huge step back in the right direction.
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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby Austin Ace » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:16 pm

What is not to like about this kid. He's definitely got some skills and can shoot the three, dribble the ball, play defense and is pretty agile for a big man. Sure he needs to put on some weight and muscle but he's got some game.

Here's some related links:

Article with some insight:http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/columnists/steve-hanlon/steve-hanlon-this-brickie-says-sre-na-nova-godina/article_63e956d0-0bcc-5a6d-b168-284c3acd2e29.html

Bosco's roster: http://boscoinstitute.com/player-list.html#

His twitter feed: https://mobile.twitter.com/novakolicious?lang=en

So I presume Bosco Institute is a prep school and he would have four years of egibility starting next year?

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby acefan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:23 pm

Austin Ace wrote:So I presume Bosco Institute is a prep school and he would have four years of egibility starting next year?


Bosco Institute:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-ptb-mike-hutton-column-st-0305-20170304-column.html

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby Austin Ace » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 pm

acefan wrote:
Austin Ace wrote:So I presume Bosco Institute is a prep school and he would have four years of egibility starting next year?


Bosco Institute:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-ptb-mike-hutton-column-st-0305-20170304-column.html

Thanks, great article that answered my question and gave me some insight as well. Thanks again.

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby letsgoAces » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:11 pm

Hard to understand why he does not have more offers. He would be perfect for Evansville. We need to sign a significant player like him and another to generate some excitement and hope for the program.

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby Aces & Eights » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:24 am

letsgoAces wrote:Hard to understand why he does not have more offers. He would be perfect for Evansville. We need to sign a significant player like him and another to generate some excitement and hope for the program.

Based on his twitter, he started at Bosco right after graduation from Hobart. So my guess is he did not play AAU basketball and has been flying under the radar. Bosco was started 3 years ago and has gotten 14 of their 26 players D1 scholarships.
Aleks would be a great addition to the team. Hopefully, the Aces past eastern European players will give the school an inside track to getting him here to play for the Aces.

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby Austin Ace » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:29 am

I presume he is a recruit for next year; however, I would think if his grades are in line that he could join mid year as well. Not sure how that would work though with half a year and four years of eligibility.

So I'm sure he is much more likely for next year than mid-year but I thought that I would throw that out there.

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Re: 2018 IN PF Aleks Novakovich 6'10"

Postby tomace44 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:28 pm

Visiting Evansville this week end


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