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Franklin Regional grad Novak joins Spanish pro basketball team

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, 5:36 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 has a new professional basketball team.

The Franklin Regional graduate has signed with Spain's Basketball Financial Union Oviedo.

Novak, 27, has been a productive point guard in the international ranks, playing in leagues in Germany and Portugal, and developing a knack for late-game heroics.

Last season, he averaged 20 points and 4.7 rebounds for Ovarense of the Liga Portugesa de Basquetebol and played in the league all-star game.

He played 11 games this season for Craiova of the Romanian League and averaged 2.4 points and 1.5 assists.

Oviedo brought him in to replace a key injured starter in the backcourt.

Novak, a Pitt-Johnstown graduate, put up 15.8 points a game for SSV Lokomotive Bernau in a German league two years ago.

In 2014, he also played for the Steel City Yellow Jackets of the ABA.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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