Well he's no Richard Rider, and he never will be but in issue 12 of AVX Sam Alexander proved he can be pretty badass when he has to...
I mean check it:
The Avengers were in a tough spot and thanks to Nova's efforts were able to save the day, earning him the respect of none other than The Mighty Thor, and an offer to be a part of the team:
So will he become a member? I know he has his own upcoming series by Jeph Loeb which is pretty cool in itself, but will he also be a part of Hickman's Avengers or New Avengers teams? Would be cool to see more of him but if not at least we'll have his ongoing.