Area Standout Picks Marquette for College Future
By: Brian Burkhart Prep Reporter Twitter: @BrianESPN
Nick Noskowiak, a 6’2 sophomore guard from Sun Prairie, orally committed to play for Marquette earlier this week after visiting the campus.
Noskowiak averaged 17.8 point per game last season for the Cardinals, earning honorable mention all-state honors. Though only a sophomore, Noskowiak felt that Marquette was the right fit for him and really fell in love with the coaching staff.
Also, with Marquette only being an hour away from home, the school is far enough but not too far to be able to go see his family on the weekends. The Golden Eagles are coming off an Elite 8 birth in the tournament this season and with recruits coming in such as Milwaukee Dominican’s Duane Wilson; Marquette should be well on its way for another possible title run. With Noskowiak only being a sophomore, he still has a ton of high school basketball yet to be played and now can focus in on refining his skills with his college choice wrapped. Noskowiak can now also focus on trying to win a state championship with the Cardinals.
Buzz Williams, head coach of the Golden Eagles, kept a close eye on Noskowiak during his AAU games, which he played for the Wisconsin Warriors. He is the first commit for Buzz Williams and the Golden Eagles for the class of 2015, but should be a great starting block for a superb recruiting class to come.
Noskowiak passed up offers from other D-I schools such as Creighton, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee. He was getting a growing interest from Iowa and Wisconsin, but neither of those schools had yet to offer him a scholarship up to the time he decided to be a Golden Eagle.
The Sun Prairie Cardinals look to improve on their stellar 2012 season, going 16-2 during the regular season and winning the Big Eight conference crown. The Cardinals will be losing a big piece of their team as senior Nick Fuller, who earned first team honors, will be playing at the University of Nebraska next basketball season. Fuller was the Big Eight Conference MVP after averaging 24.9 points per game. Noskowiak finished third in the conference in scoring and will be looked upon to lead the Cardinals team next season.
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