When Iowa State made its way to Spain to play some exhibition games earlier this month, they did so without one of their newest additions. Freshman guard Nick Noskowiak remained home due to what were cited as “family issues” at the time of the announcement. Thursday afternoon, it was reported by the Ames Tribune that the Wisconsin native has also been dealing with some legal issues.
Per the paper’s report, Noskowiak ran afoul of the law in both late May and ten days ago in two separate cases. In late May Noskowiak was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, with the more recent case resulting in charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety (a felony offense), criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct (these two are misdemeanors). Both situations occurred in Noskowiak’s home state of Wisconsin.
As a result of these issues, head coach Steve Prohm announced Thursday that Noskowiak has been suspended indefinitely with the school in the process of gathering more information on the freshman’s situation.
Noskowiak, who originally signed to Marquette before being released from his National Letter of Intent in February, is expected to back up starting point guard Monte’ Morris in 2015-16. But given the recent developments, it would be fair to question whether or not that will indeed be the case.