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Iowa State freshman guard dealing with injured finger

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While Monte Morris is the clear starter at the point for Iowa State heading into the first season of the Steve Prohm era, incoming freshman guard Nick Noskowiak will serve as the junior’s primary backup. Noskowiak, who recently arrived in Ames, was originally a Marquette signee and at present time he isn’t at full strength.

According to the Ames Tribune, Noskowiak’s currently dealing with an injury on his shooting hand that’s believed to be a broken pinky finger. However Noskowiak was able to play in a YMCA-Capital City League game in West Des Moines Wednesday night, scoring 14 points according to the Des Moines Register.

“Just a little compound fracture,” Noskowiak said after his game, his finger heavily padded. “It’s not a big deal. It’s just swollen; just a chipped bone.”

Noskowiak, who will back up point guard Monte Morris this season, reported to campus Tuesday with the injury after suffering the break during an open gym session back at his Sun Prairie, Wis., home.

“They said 6-to-8 weeks until it heels,” Noskowiak said.

It’s rather clear that this injury isn’t a major issue for Noskowiak, given the fact that he played in the summer league game. And with the injury occurring at this point in the calendar year, Noskowiak clearly has plenty of time to recover before the season begins.