According Chris Williams of Cyclone Fanatic, Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin has committed to Iowa State. The 2015 combo guard and one-time Marquette pledge, was on an official visit to Iowa State this weekend.
BREAKING: Spoke to Nick Noskowiak. The 2015 top-100 point guard has committed to Iowa State on his visit. #Cyclones— Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) April 26, 2015
From Williams' piece, the numerous connections to Iowa State and its personnel were the reason he decided to become a Cyclone:
"The people here are the biggest reason," Noskowiak told CycloneFanatic.com. "Coach (Fred) Hoiberg and Coach T.J. (Otzelberger) are awesome. The guys on the team are great. I stay in touch with Matt (Thomas) a lot."
Noskowiak is rated as a 4-star prospect by both Rivals and ESPN and likely solves the long-term point guard conundrum that Iowa State was facing with Monte Morris entering his junior season. With Clayton Custer opting to transfer, Noskowiak figures to become the heir apparent for when Morris leaves Ames, whether that be after next season or two years from now.
Nick Noskowiak is Iowa State's first commitment from an American high schooler since Nov. 2012. That was Clayton Custer.— Travis Hines (@TravisHines21) April 26, 2015
The senior season for the Wisconsin prep was filled with a bizarre leave of absence due to personal reasons and the questions about why this occurred still outweigh the answers, but the Iowa State staff apparently feels comfortable enough that Noskowiak's personal issues are behind him and he's ready to play at college basketball's highest level.
With Noskowiak's signing (and we need to get this kid a nickname) and the commitment of Arkansas transfer, Nick Babb, Iowa State now has two scholarships left to fill. A pair of graduate transfers were in town this weekend as well, as Max Bielfeldt, formerly of Michigan and Providence transfer, Tyler Harris, are both looking for destinations to end their collegiate careers.
Welcome to Iowa State, Nick!