Novak Picks Big Ten School

Zach Novak ended his recruitment following a visit this past weekend. The talented shooting guard is headed to the Big Ten.

Michigan and Coach John Beilein picked up their third commitment in the 2008 class this past weekend, when Zach Novak, of Chesterton (Ind.) Senior, gave the Wolverines a verbal commitment during his visit.

"I went down on an unofficial visit on Thursday and Friday and I liked everything I saw," Novak said. "When I left we talked and I got an offer and I thought it was the right fit for me."

"I really like the offense that they play," he continued. "My high school runs the same thing so I feel real comfortable with that. I really like Coach Beilein and the whole coaching staff."

Novak, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound shooting guard, had some other options on the table, but picked Michigan over interest from Colorado State, Valparaiso, Saint Louis, Oakland and Evansville.

Novak joins Stuart Douglass, of Carmel (Ind.) High, and Ben Cronin, of Syracuse (N.Y.) Henninger, to make up Michigan's 2008 class. He averaged 27 points and eight rebounds a game last season.

"I think they want me to be a bigger guard for them and step out, shoot the ball and spread out the defense as well as take it to the hole a little bit."

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