“You just want to prove (skeptics) wrong,” Novak said. “That made it easier. I was up against the wall, in recruiting terms. It got to the point where I really had nothing to lose. I prepared really hard to make something happen. I was just worried about winning games and if I was playing well, I knew things would take care of themselves. It worked out perfect in the end.”
Hopefully Novak keeps playing with a chip on his shoulder at Michigan because I really think he can be a great player here. Check out the article for some more good quotes.