AMES, Iowa – Freshman guard Nick Noskowiak and Iowa State University have mutually agreed to part ways, Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm officially announced Saturday.
Iowa State initially suspended Noskowiak on Thursday after learning he was facing multiple charges that occurred over the last three months in his home state of Wisconsin. He was charged with a felony of first-degree reckless endangering safety, along with misdemeanors of criminal damage to property and disorderly contact on Aug. 10. He was also charged with an OWI on May 20, according to court records.
“Nick informed us Friday night of his decision to step away from basketball and we agree that it is in his best interest and the best interest of Iowa State for us to mutually part,” Prohm said in a press release. “We appreciate his effort when he was with us and wish him and his family the best in the future.”
Noskowiak, who did not travel with the Cyclones on their recent trip to Spain, originally committed to Iowa State in April.
“I have decided to step away from the Iowa State men’s basketball program,” Noskowiak said. “I wish Coach Prohm, my former coaches and teammates the best of luck in the future and I appreciate the opportunity they gave me to be a part of their team.”