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Early commit: ’15 Nick Noskowiak to Marquette

A hot underclassmen name on the recruiting trail in April, 6′-2″ sophomore Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie (WI) made a very early verbal commitment to the Marquette Golden Eagles on Monday, following a visit at the school. Noskowiak will be ranked in our top-100 for the 2015 class, when our rankings are updated later this month.

Noskowiak impressed at the NY2LA Swish and Dish in early April, as Sean Moran wrote:

Playing for the 16U Wisconsin Playground Warriors, Noskowiak got people talking after leading a come from behind victory over the athletic Illinois Celtics. With a game similar to Bronson Koenig, Noskowiak showed off an impressive feel for the game all weekend long. After leading the 16U team to a victory Saturday morning he jumped up a class to play for the 17U Warriors team in a hard-fought overtime loss to All-Ohio. Noskowiak nailed threes on a regular basis, hit the open man, and played the game with some flair. On Sunday morning, he battled the Saint Louis Eagles all the way till the end hitting three pointers from all sides of the court while also aggressively attacking the basket for contested lay-ups or trips to the free throw line to the tune of 23 points. Noskowiak handled the ball well under pressure and showed the ability to attack in one on one situations as well as the pick and roll. Besides for Jayson Tatum, Nick Noskowiak impressed the most in the 16U age group.

It was hard not to notice the way Marquette head coach Buzz Williams stalked Noskowiak two weekends ago at the adidas VIP Exclusive Run in Dallas. Williams was present, front and center, for every Wisconsin Playground Warriors 16-U game that we observed.

According to NY2LA Sports, Noskowiak held offers from Creighton, Northern Iowa, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Iowa State Cyclones. To be sure, that list was likely to get much longer before it got shorter.

A savvy, heads up guard with the ability to play on and off the ball, Noskowiak is a strong early pick-up for Marquette. It remains to be seen how he’ll develop over the next high school seasons, but for now Marquette has a good one. Noskowiak is the second recruit committed to a high-major school in the 2015 class, along with Warren Craft of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and He founded in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's, and, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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