Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Marquette lands in-state 2015 PG
By Reggie Rankin
Marquette got on the board in 2015 recruiting Tuesday evening as point guard Nick Noskowiak (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie) committed to coach Buzz Williams following a recent unofficial visit. Noskowiak picked the Golden Eagles over offers from Iowa State and Creighton.
Marquette pledge Nick Noskowiak is one of the better passing point guards in the 2015 class.
"I just fell in love with the coaching staff,” Noskowiak said. “I felt in my heart that Marquette is where I want to be. What really got me is how hard they work and how competitive both the coaches and players are in everything they do."
Noskowiak, who runs with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors 16U AAU squad, is one of the toughest, smartest and productive point guards I have seen this spring. He was easily one of the best players on the floor at the NY2LA Swish 'N Dish Spring Warm-Up in early April.
In Noskowiak, the Golden Eagles are getting a true point guard who has an excellent feel for the game. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder is an excellent passer with an ability to knock down open jumpers from all over the floor. Noskowiak can play at different speeds, equally adept at pushing the ball in transition as he is walking it up in the halfcourt set.
He plays with his head and eyes up looking to probe the defense to create scoring plays. He is deceptively quick, makes excellent decisions and shows a strong understanding of time and possession for a player his age. His passes hit receivers in stride or right in their shooting pocket, leading to open looks for teammates. Defensively, Noskowiak understands ball pressure distance and containment and is a very alert help-side defender as well.
It’s safe to say Marquette has landed an in-state floor general with the physical and mental makeup to help the Golden Eagles continue to win at a high level.