Posted On: 02/27/18 3:38 PM
Capistrano Valley became a well-known and feared Orange County team for its ability to light it up from 3-point range and senior guard Nic Lipovic was one of the team’s best shooters.
Lipovic has some of the purest shooting mechanics in all of Southern California and is a threat from multiple spots and distances from beyond the arc.
The 6-foot-3 senior connected on more than 70 3-pointers in helping the Cougars to a 23-7 overall record and averaged 11.5 points per game overall as Capo won the Sea View League with a perfect 10-0 record and advanced to the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs where it lost to Beverly Hills in overtime.
“Our team just trusted each other and stuck to out coach’s game plan,” Lipovic told Prep Hoops So-Cal of Capo’s success. “We played hard, stuck to our fundamentals and didn’t worry about who we played, just went out and executed every game.”
Lipovic likes the fact that he’s known as a dead-eye 3-point shooter, but does think there are some parts of his game that are slept on by those onlookers.
“I’m a lot better in the post than some think I am,” he said. “When I start off hot from three, I don’t really get to show that part of my game. I like to use my pump fake to get into the paint or post up a smaller guard that’s switched on to me.”
Lipovic said that while he hasn’t heard much from college programs, he would like to continue to play basketball at the next level in some capacity, and would consider the JUCO route to continue to tighten up his game.
“I definitely need to drive to the basket, get into the paint and finish at the rack better,” he said.
Lipovic has a 3.7 grade point average.