Nick Noskowiak leaves Iowa State

ISU guard Nick Noskowiak was charged with multiple crimes in Wisconsin.

ISU guard Nick Noskowiak was charged with multiple crimes in Wisconsin.

Luke Manderfeld

Freshman guard Nick Noskowiak will not return to Iowa State while facing multiple charges, including a felony, in Wisconsin, according to a press release.

ISU head coach Steve Prohm and Noskowiak mutually agreed to part ways, the release said. 

“Nick informed us Friday night of his decision to step away from basketball and we agree that it is in his best interest and the best interest of Iowa State for us to mutually part,” Prohm said in a statement. “We appreciate his effort when he was with us and wish him and his family the best in the future.”

Noskowiak is facing multiple charges in his home state of Wisconsin stemming from two incidents during the last three months. 

On Aug. 10 in Langlade County, Wisc., Noskowiak was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, a class-F felony in that state. 

The charges began on May 15, when Noskowiak was charge with refusing a blood test to check for intoxication when being pulled over under suspicion of driving under the influence in Waukesha County, Wisc. On May 20, two more charges were filed, including a first-offense OWI, from the same incident. 

Prohm said on Friday he wasn’t aware of Noskoiwak’s criminal troubles until “maybe two days ago.”

“I wish Coach Prohm, my former coaches and teammates the best of luck in the future and I appreciate the opportunity they gave me to be a part of their team,” Noskowiak said in a statement.