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Franklin Regional grad Nick Novak to play in the Tournament again

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Nick Novak puts up a shot in a game against league rival Benfica on Jan. 8, 2016.
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Nick Novak puts up a shot in a game against league rival Benfica on Jan. 8, 2016.

Nick Novak just completed another pro basketball season in Spain.

After a couple weeks of vacation in his transplanted home, the Franklin Regional and Pitt-Johnstown graduate will return to the U.S. to get ready for The Basketball Tournament.

The event, which has 72 teams compete in a single-elimination, winner-take-all bracket for $2 million, will be played around the country in July.

Novak, 27, also played in the TBT last year.

Brackets will be announced June 6.

Novak, a slick-handling guard, will play for the same team he did last year, Team Sideline Cancer out of Bradenton, Fla., with cancer awareness in mind.

The Tournament is open to anyone 18 and older, but numerous teams have former NBA and college talent. Fans and supporters can vote to help determine seedings.

Novak averaged 6.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists this season for Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo.

He also has played in leagues in Germany and Portugal.

Novak's full team: https://www.thetournament.com/teams/sideline-cancer

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