On Wednesday night, Mark Miller of the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook reported that Marquette basketball recruit Nick Noskowiak had returned to practice with the Sun Prairie High School basketball team. As a result of that return, Noskowiak is eligible to return to game action with the team starting with their game tonight against Janesville Craig.
If Noskowiak is eligible to play, that presumably means he has no attendance issues that need to be cleared up. That would be a reasonable question, because back on January 10th, Noskowiak posted a picture on his Twitter account that indicated that he had been missing both basketball and school as a result of a battle with depression. That tweet no longer exists, nor does the one where Noskowiak claimed that he had never been treated for depression and that he had escaped an abusive household.
It's hard to really tell what's going on with Noskowiak, given the articles linked to in the previous paragraph as well as two stories that the Wisconsin State Journal had published about what Noskowiak was doing while not attending Sun Prairie High School. First they reported that he was living with his uncle in De Pere, then they published a story with quotes from Kevin Noskowiak, Nick's father, who said that he was receiving treatment at an undisclosed location for depression. However, both of those links will send you to blank pages on the WSJ's website, so it would appear that they're no longer comfortable reporting any of that as fact.
All we can say is that we hope that everything is okay with both Nick and the rest of the Noskowiak family and that nothing will cause Nick to miss any further school nor jeopardize his future, both on the court and, more importantly, off it as well.
Noskowiak is slated to begin attending Marquette in the fall of 2015, along with three other members of a recruiting class that is ranked #6 in the country by 247 Sports.