Nick Noskowiak adds depth to ISU backcourt

Max Dible

Iowa State just got even deeper at the guard position as guard Nick Noskowiak has officially committed to the Cyclones.

Noskowiak is a 6-foot-2-inch guard out of Sun Prairie, Wis., and is ranked as one of the top-100 high school recruits by ESPN, and He averaged 23.7 points per game as a junior in high school and put up 20 points per contest during his senior season.

“Nick possesses great size and playmaking ability from the point guard position,” assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger said in a press release. “But he isn’t locked into one spot because his ability will allow us to play him at multiple positions. He’s a really good 3-point shooter and someone that we are excited to add to our program.”

Noskowiak initially signed with Marquette in the fall of 2014, but will be eligible to play for the Cyclones in his first season.

Noskowiak will join an already stacked ISU backcourt featuring second-team all-Big 12 selection Monte Morris, and senior sharpshooter Naz Long. Matt Thomas and Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke will also compete for minutes at Iowa State’s guard positions next season. They will eventually be joined in that pursuit by Marquette transfer Deonte Burton, after he becomes eligible.

Joining Noskowiak in Iowa State’s 2015 recruiting class is guard Nick Babb, who transferred to Iowa State from Arkansas and was officially named a member of the team Monday. The Cyclones have two scholarship offers remaining for the upcoming year.