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Rockets draft Steve Novak at 32
Houston selects 6-10 sharpshooting Marquette forward in second round
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2006   10:00 PM CST
By Clutch
Copyright 2006
Rockets draft Steve Novak at 32
The Rockets took one of the best shooters in the draft in the second round Wednesday, selecting Marquette forward Steve Novak with the 32nd pick.

Novak reminds you of a Scott Padgett or Matt Bullard - a big man who doesn't really play inside, but has an amazing stroke. His shooting skills are absolutely phenomenal -- he averaged 17.5 points on 47.7% shooting from the floor and an incredible 46.7% from long range as a senior. From the free throw line he hit 97.4%. He also grabbed 5.9 boards.

After their hideous move in the first round (my thoughts are on the way), this looked like a solid pick to me for a second rounder. Anything outside of shooting might be a bonus from Novak, but his shooting efficiency is brilliant and off the bench he could be a real asset hanging outside the arc taking feeds from Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady.

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