March 6th, 2012 at 12:14 PM ^

"I looked at him [Zack Novak] and told him if I were going into an alley to fight, he would be the first guy I would grab."

I would also take him in a street fight.



March 6th, 2012 at 12:48 PM ^

I enjoyed this quote: "He has total command of our locker room. On defense, sometimes he'll push people in the back and yell, 'Get over there!'"

I like that he takes command and yells at his teammates when necessary.  During the PSU game on Sunday, there was a play where Smotryz allowed his man to drive right by him to the hoop for an easy lay-in.  The TV mics picked up someone yelling something along the lines of, "Are you fucking kidding me, Evan?"  I forget the exact quote, I just remember specifically that there was an F-Bomb and an "Evan" in there.  They then showed a replay from a different angle and you could tell that it was Novak who said that. 

Some may take that negatively as yelling at a teammate, but I'm a firm believer that you need guys like that on your team who speak up and say what needs to be said.  I love that he called out Smotryz for his bad D on that play, and I will miss Novak's leadership next year.


March 6th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

think of a better name to an award than glue that equates to his playing ability. This just fits perfect to what he has done for this team the last 4 years.


March 6th, 2012 at 5:56 PM ^

Would like to see Stu on a list like this as well.  Not as vocal, obviously, but still essential to our success the last season and a half